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Barry Latham

January 5, 1941 - July 8, 2010


Latham, Barry John; January 05, 1941 ~ July 08, 2010
At the end of a valiant battle Barry passed peacefully
at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. Predeceased by
his parents John and Lily Latham. Survived by his
children Scott, Terrell, Sherry, Duane, Keary, six
grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and his sister
Patrea Bessey. Barry enjoyed retirement spending winters
in Cost Rica and summers in North America traveling
in his 1955 “Cool Bus”
A gathering for family and friends will be held at the Moose Hall, 2244 Moose Road,
Duncan BC on Saturday August 7, 2010 for 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Mike Hayhoe
Relation: Fellow Longshoreman and friend

Barry Latham and I met in the mid 60’s when we were both young men, I was 16, Barry was 23. We worked together for many years, building a bond of friendship and brotherhood. In the early 1980’s when work slowed down on Vancouver Island Barry and talked often about getting a “travel card”, which was needed for us to book into work at the Vancouver Local. We talked about it for more than a year. Finally we both went to the Victoria dispatcher and recieved our travel cards………..work then got busy in Cowichan Bay and we never did go to work in Vancouver.

When Debbie and I were married 26 years ago, Barry showed up in a suit and tie and gave us a beautiful candle stick holder as a wedding gift. The day he died we lit the candles.

My wife always teased Barry about always talking about it but not doing it. She nicknamed him “Travel Card”. Barry and I had a good chuckle about that when he was in the Nanaimo hospital.

Barry Latham was a good man with “old school” principles.

Have a good journey Travel Card………….I’ll miss you.

Mike Hayhoe

From: Gary Mottle
Relation: Friend

I met Barry through his son Scott. Although I didn’t know him well, we only met a few times, I enjoyed the times we spent together. I helped him sort out his computer issues, and always amired his wanting to learn all he could about the newer technology. I want to offer my condolances to the Latham family for thier loss. I hope you are at peace.

From: Cliff Rabey
Relation: former longshore president Victoria

I have known Barry since the late 60’s early 70’s. I just saw Barry not long ago collecting his cool bus from storage in Fairbridge. I had many a ride before it was customized and it was still cool then. With Barry, what you see was what you got. An open, honest and dear friend that will be missed.

Cliff Rabey

From: Gail Howson
Relation: Long time friend

Hope this finds you all in good health and spirits and know that fisheye is in a better place and with all the one we love and miss. Take care family and Roy my thoughts and prays are with you Gail……..

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