Barry Allen Thorbergson

Barry passed away at Bastion Place on July 9, 2010 in his 67th year after a brief but determined battle with cancer. Barry was born in Winnipeg on August 12, 1942 of Icelandic ancestors and spent the first 15 years of his life there. Barry graduated from high school and attended UBC where he studied Political Science and English. These subjects became the major passion of his life. He moved to Germany for 2 years before he started is work with BC Hydro at Mica Creek Dam for 18 years. In the late 1980’s he moved to Enderby and worked for Aldon’s Waste Disposal retiring in 2008. During these years he made a significant intellectual contribution as a writer and cartoonist with various newspapers including the Enderby Commoners and North of 50. While living in Enderby he met and later married Sharon then moved to Salmon Arm in 2005. His death will leave a gap in the lives of his wife Sharon, his step-sons Robert and Jonathon Sengotta; his father in-law Alfred Thomas; cousin Janice Bell and numerous Icelandic cousins. Barry was a good man who loved his family and was loved by them. This was a man of rare intelligence who studied life and loved every bit of it. Moments before he died he asked that the radio be turned on and Louis Armstrong was singing “It’s a Beautiful World” Barry could not of gone out on a better note. Then he smiled.

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