Barry Waddingham died suddenly but peacefully at his home in Summerland on Sunday January 4, 2015. He had his wife Emily and his dog Sam at his side. Barry was the much-loved husband of Emily Waddingham, and dad to Jacqui, Mike and Janelle. He was stepfather to Cynowa and Ben, grandpa to seven, and great-grandpa to one. Born in Grantham England on August 12, 1938, Barry immigrated to Canada in 1961. He raised his family in Victoria and the Edmonton area before relocating to the Lower Mainland in 1980. Barry had a long career as an insurance adjuster, and was a partner in Hunter Waddingham Claims. In 2002, he and Emily moved to Summerland to build and manage a successful boutique hotel business. Barry was a passionate world traveller, gifted gardener, and lover of sporting events (English Premiere League soccer and the NHL in particular). He was an epic storyteller and an avid debater of world affairs and politics. Most of all, he was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by his close friends, and all of his family, who dearly loved him.
A memorial service will be held in Vancouver at a later date. In the meantime, in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Barry’s memory to Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders.