THE RIGHT REVEREND BARRY VALENTINE
September 26, 1927 – October 16, 2009
Barry died peacefully at Lady Minto Hospital, on Friday, October 16, 2009, with his family at his side.
He was born in Shenfield, Essex, educated at St. Thomas’ Church Primary School, Brentwood School, Brentwood, Essex, and St. John’s College, Cambridge. He won an exchange scholarship to McGill in Montreal, where he took his L.Th. & B.D. degrees.
Ordained Deacon in 1951, Priest in 1952, Consecrated as Bishop in Rupert’s Land in 1969. After his retirement from the Diocese, he served as Anglican Chaplain at UBC, then as Assistant Bishop of Maryland in Baltimore. In 1989, he was appointed Rector of the Anglican Parish of Salt Spring, where he led the parish in the relocation and expansion of St. George’s into the present All Saints by the Sea. After his retirement, he continued as organist & choirmaster, was one of originators of Music & Munch, played concerts as “Simply Organic” and for special occasions. He was a happy member of the Fickle Fingers for many golfing years.
Sadly missed by his wife, Carolyn, children John (Karen), Lesley (Raj), Guy (Biz), & Michael (Liana), stepsons Stephen (Deb), Geoffrey &
Michael (Sabrina), and grandchildren Mark, Michael, Stefanie, Alex, Stephanie, Scott, Christopher, Timothy, Jaine & Ayanna.
Our family would like especially to express our
appreciation for the wonderful
care provided to Barry by Dr. David Woodley, the Lady Minto Hospital Staff, Home Support Workers & Home Care Nurses.
A service of memorial and celebration will be held at All Saints by the Sea on Saturday, October 24th at 1:00 p.m., The Reverend Richard Stetson officiating. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Lady Minto Hospital Foundation, 135 Crofton Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1T1.