Monday, February 24, 2014

In Memoriam

Remembering a Longtime Ryder Lake Resident

Wes Barber Open House March 1

Submitted by Peter Whitlock, RLFI


es Barber (Frederick William Wesley) February 20, 1944-February 20, 2014 Sadly after a short struggle with cancer, Wes passed away peacefully in Chilliwack General Hospital on the day of his 70th birthday.


Wes was born in Chilliwack and resided at Ryder Lake his entire life.


He was an honest straight forward person known for many acts of kindness to his family and friends. He contributed to his beloved Ryder Lake community for many years. He was happiest with family and friends, with his herd of cattle and the occasional trip to the casino with friends. He was an animal lover and a dog was always part of the family. Wes is survived by his wife Colleen, daughter Sheri (Mike), son Bill (Rhonda), four grandchildren;  Dustin, Cameron, Melissa and Megan, sisters Bea and Eleanor, nieces and nephews who were best friends with "Unc" Wes.

Wes was predeceased by his parents Fred and Bertha Barber and sister Bev Gentry. The family is grateful to his many
friends who were beside Wes throughout his illness. Thanks to his long time friend, Art Peters who made sure he got to appointments and then on to the casino for a little enjoyment. Thanks to those who sent food, cards and letters of encouragement. Doctors and staff in Chilliwack Hospital and the Abbotsford Cancer Clinic are to be commended for the excellent care.

Wes requested no funeral service.

There will be an open house to remember Wes at the home of  his daughter Sheri on Saturday March 1, 2014 from 1 - 4 p.m. 4420 Estate Drive Chilliwack B.C. (Williamsburg)

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements under the direction of Henderson's Funeral Homes & Crematorium Ltd., Chilliwack, British Columbia.


People can sign the online book of condolences here.


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