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Barry Renton Thomas

August 29, 1939 ~ March 19, 2021 (age 81)


Barry Thomas of Qualicum Beach has passed on March 19, 2021.

We are in gratitude for the life of Barry Thomas, and for the individual connections that we each have had with him. 

Born in Rosemount, Montreal, Barry's life juxtaposed the scientific life with the spiritual.  At the time, these seemed to be very divided.  He wanted to integrate the inner with the outer.  Barry first  worked as a mechanical engineer in Dominion Engineering, Lachine, when computers were just getting started. He then transitioned to being a member of the clergy in the United church of Canada, first in northern Alberta, (Hythe), then in southern Ontario (St Thomas area) and lastly in Ottawa.   In 1980 he moved back into the technical world where he studied electrical engineering and worked for CSIS.  In 2004 he and Helen moved to Qualicum Beach.

Barry's brother, Bob, (Barbara) has predeceased him.  He leaves his sister, Judy (Ron), wife, Helen, and sons Ian,(Jennifer), Lorne (Joanna), and Wade (Nedine), as well as ten grandchildren, - Sarah, Charles, Kate (Matt), Sebastien, Marie Jacqueline, Julianna, Genevieve, Cassandra, Jacob, and Hudson. 

Always active in body and mind, Barry enjoyed biking, dancing, golfing, bridge, and exploring nature, in all it's many intricacies. 

Intuitive and caring, Barry opened many doors into meaningful living relationships.  We honor him as we release him into the love, light and power that is his.


In lieu of flowers, the charity of choice is CHES:

Canadian Harambee Education Society
#102B – 9030 King George Blvd
Surrey, BC  V3V 7Y3

Telephone: 1 (778) 565-5261


Barry Renton Thomas of Qualicum Beach died March 19, 2021.

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