~ July 26th 1942 to November 21st 2010 ~
It is with sadness that we share the news that Barrie Craig Thompson died peacefully at his home with L’Arche in Burnaby on the morning of Sunday, November 21st 2010. Barrie was born with a fragile X syndrome at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, and at a young age was committed to Woodlands and subsequently to Tranquille in Kamloops. Then in late 1984 a miracle happened, Barrie moved into a L’Arche home in Burnaby – to live with respect and friends, and to be near his mother. He had a good 25 years at L’Arche Greater Vancouver where he welcomed many people from his favourite place at the front door.
His family(s) of Gord and Floss Thomson of Langley, and Betty and Ray Ware of Banff are most appreciative of L’Arche’s care and community support of adults with developmental disabilities. And particularly to the staff of Bethel and Creation House, as well as Dr. Silverthorne of Burnaby for their support of Barrie.
In memory of Barrie Thomson, charitable donations may be made to the L’Arche Foundation of Greater Vancouver. 7401 Sussex Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5J 3V6.
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