Barbara Deloris Barkley (Close)

May 14, 1938–June 1, 2016

Peacefully passed away at Yucalta Lodge following a lengthy illness. She was born in Vancouver and moved to Campbell River in 1949. Her mom, Marie (George) owned the Ocean View Motel, now the Above Tide Motel.

She was predeceased by little sister Carol Creelman. She is survived by her loving, dedicated husband of 59 years, Jim. Also son Michael (Heather), daughter Christine (Mike), grandsons Torin, Spencer and Dylan, granddaughter Sterling, sister Betty-Lou Close of Marysville, Wash., as well as many other relatives, real estate colleagues and friends.

A gathering in celebration of Barbara’s life will take place on Saturday, September 24th from 1-4pm at the Maritime Heritage Centre.

A special thank you to Dr. Lebeuf for his exceptional care and kindness and to all the staff at Yucalta Lodge while Barb was in their care for the past 4 years.


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