Madeline BARKER

Barker; Madeline. The family of Madeline Barker are sad to announce her passing on April 22, 2014, at the age of 87. She is survived by Douglas, her loving husband of 68 years, children Dennis, Jayne (Bill), and Brent (Renee) and siblings Maurice and Lenore. Madeline is the cherished Grandma of 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Madeline was born and raised in Chilliwack where she married her high school sweetheart Douglas in 1945. In 1953 she moved to Hope where she lived for 34 years, returning to Chilliwack to retire in 1986. For Madeline family always came first and she created special relationships not only with her grandchildren, but also with a wide array of nieces, nephews and extended family members. Madeline was proud of her work as court administrator and Justice of the Peace. She was also a strong believer in the importance of community and was chair of the Hope hospital board during construction of the Hope hospital. She was actively involved for many years with the hospital auxiliary, PEO, Rebecca Lodge and the United Church where she played the organ. A service will be held to celebrate Madeline’s life on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2 pm at the Carman United Church, 7258 Vedder Road, Chilliwack with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Chapter R, PEO Sisterhood Endowment Fund, c/o Fraser Valley University, 45190 Caen Ave., Chilliwack, BC V2R 0N3.