It is with great sadness that the family of Barry van den Brink announces his passing on November 11, 2008 following a brief illness.
Barry will live on in the hearts of his loving wife, Bev, and his children: Candace, Cameron, and Christina.
Barry will be fondly remembered by his parents George and Wilma; brothers: Wes (Janet), Jeff (Eva); mother- and father-in-law Oscar and Linda Schlamb; sister-in-law Val (Ken) and brothers-in-law Howard (Alison) and Melvin, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Barry will be missed dearly by his many extended family members and friends.
Barry was born in Chilliwack, BC on November 30, 1964 and lived here his entire life. He graduated from Timothy Christian School in 1982.
Barry married the love of his life Bev Schlamb on November 6, 1987. They went on to enjoy very fulfilling lives with their three beautiful children.
To those who knew him and knew of him, Barry was a very cheerful individual who always enjoyed life and though he was only on this earth for 43 years he made a tremendous impact on all those around him.
Barry spent 25 years with the team at Canex Building Supplies. Those who knew Barry know how much he loved his golf and fishing! His sports commentary during the Canucks games was legendary.
His greatest love was spending time with his family, whether it was watching his kids participate in sports or simply hanging out in the backyard around the pool.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, November 16, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. at Henderson’s Funeral Home in Chilliwack.
A Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday, November 17, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. from the First Avenue Christian Assembly, 46510 First Avenue, Chilliwack.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Chilliwack Bruins Pediatric Centre c/o Chilliwack General Hospital or the Canadian Cancer society.
Thank you to Dr. G. Enns and the 5th-floor nursing staff for their care and support. In addition, the family wishes to thank all the extended family and friends for their love and support.
Online condolences can be left at www.mem.com