It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of GERRY BARBIER, after a valiant battle with cancer. Gerry is survived by his wife and soulmate Kathy, his mom Johanna, children Nicole, Audrey, Marita, and Steven, step-daughters Colleen Provan (late Heath Duclos) and Leah Carmichael (Tom) and 6 sisters and their families. Gerry was also a loving Opa to Justin, Kyleigh, Dakota, Kody, Riannon, Rachel, Jade, Trevor, Kevin and Shayna.
Gerry was a strong, warm, compassionate man with a wonderful sense of humour and a gentle soul. He spent most of his working life driving long haul and treating each trip like a new adventure. During his short retirement he and Kathy fulfilled their dream of travelling across Canada in their motorhome, a trip that they both enjoyed immensely. Gerry loved Kootenay Lake, riding his Goldwing motorcycle, working in his yard, setting up his model trains and hanging out with family and friends. He made everyone that he came in contact with feel welcomed and appreciated.
Gerry was a very special man to many who will be deeply missed and forever in our hearts.
At Gerry’s request, there will not be a service. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Health Foundation (radiology department) at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1 or online at www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca
You are invited to leave a personal message of sympathy at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca
–Released from your pain, Route 66 awaits you Gerry–