Kenneth Bryan (Barney) Bischoff

David Henry Bischoff

God saw you getting tired,

When a cure was not to be

So he wrapped his arms around you,

And whispered, “Come to me”

Barney passed quietly on the farm on June 28, 2014 after his hard fought battle with ALS.  Linda, his “bride” of 39 years at his side.  Barney’s love, infectious humor and profound energy will be greatly missed by his two sons Charlie (Elisha) and Bruce (Cindy), his three grandchildren Sophia, Colton and Aurora.  He is also survived by his brother Gerry (Patty), two sisters Shirley and Debbie and mother-in-law Gail Stewart.

And “The Bischoff Clan”

You didn’t deserve what you went through

So he gave you rest.

God’s farm must be beautiful,

He only takes “The Best”

July 5, 2014, was a day of overflowing love, great sadness and disbelief as the Bischoff families and friends paid their respects to Barney Bischoff.

He was and always will be a pioneer of the North Shuswap and truly a legend of his time.

Tears of love and laughter filled the hall freely as Dona (Myers) Baker read the Eulogy.   Kevin Trotter, Ian Bischoff and Brian Campbell officiated the celebration of life in true Barney style.  Ian and his son Ben each sang heartfelt songs.

Barney was filled to the brim with love and never ending energy.  He wore the many hats that life gave him comfortably. Guaranteed there was never a dull moment when he was around. Barney could wear a person out just listening and watching him. 

The great outdoors was his playground and he relished and treasured every part of it, from working in the bush and farming , to playing in it fishing, hunting or trapping. He coached and played baseball and hockey.  He was the first Bischoff involved in Loggers Sports and still holds the record for the Obstacle Pole.

Thank you for all of the donations made to the ALS Society.

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