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Barry Tietjen

Barry Tietjen

Friday, December 28th, 2018

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Obituary for Barry Thomas Tietjen

Tietjen, Barry Thomas: June 28, 1942 to Dec. 28, 2018

Barry died surrounded by the love of family and friends. He was pre-deceased by his parents Bill and Peggy (Fussell) Tietjen, first husband Ken Blanchard, sister-in-law Sylvia (Coult) Tietjen, brother-in-law Ken Marsh and nephew Ron Tietjen. Missing him greatly are husband Glen Nabholz,
brother Glenn Tietjen and sister Bonnie (Tietjen) Marsh and their children and grandchildren, faithful friend Nita Townsend and many good friends.

Barry was an exceptional man with many talents. His love of the arts was reflected as a ballet dancer, his spiritual caring when he served as a lay minister in the Anglican Church and his sense of adventure when he learned to pilot a plane. Barry worked in education for 35 years as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent. He was well respected by staff and students throughout his teaching life.

Barry made a positive contribution in the lives of all who knew him. A Celebration of Life will be held on June 28, 2019 (Barry’s 77th birthday) at Eagle Creek Golf Course. Details will be printed closer to the date.

Please write a special memory you have about Barry and send it to
www.BurquitlamFuneralHome.ca This site will be open for the next couple of months. Glen and Nita will compile your words into a special “Memories Book”.

Glen and Nita very much appreciate the caring and supportive staff in the HAU and ICU wards at Royal Columbian Hospital. We also appreciate the love and support of our families and friends.

Gifts of flowers are respectfully declined. However, if you wish, a contribution to The Doctor Peter Centre, The SPCA, The Union Gospel Mission or the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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Rick Carruthers

I had the pleasure to work with Barry for more than 25 years in School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows). Barry was a great educator and an even greater person. I am richer for having known and worked with him and truly Barry will be missed.

May you rest in peace Barry.
Rick Carruthers
Comment | Posted at 03:54pm via Condolence

Evelyn Sloboda

Barry has had a special place in my heart since I first met him in grade 7 at Mission High School. He was always such a kind, generous and compassionate soul, making everyone feel warmly accepted. I have fond memories of him in Band and even at one Sadie Hawkins dance!
I was so grateful to reconnect with Barry, and to meet Glen, several years ago.
He is deeply missed and deeply loved.
Comment | Posted at 08:06pm via Condolence
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Marilyn Hargitt

Marilyn Hargitt
I had the good fortune of working with Barry at the SD 42 office. He was the best - a kind, thoughtful, patient and generous human. He could always be counted on to brighten the day with his sense of humour and stories, especially during coffee and lunch breaks and was a wealth of information on a limitless number of topics. Barry would always take the time to listen and offer advice when asked. He was a wonderful man and will truy be missed by all those who were blessed to know him.
Comment | Posted at 06:55pm via Condolence
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Anna-Marie Holmes

Anna-Marie Holmes
I love Barry so much . He used to
Walk miles to my house in Hatzic
So that we could play together when
we were just four years old and our
Friendship continued for many years .Barry was a very slight little dancer and I have pictures of him in my scrap books dancing in the penguin
Ballet we danced in.When I came to Vancouver and staged Nutcracker, we reunited and I had the great pleasure to introduce Barry and Glen
To my daughter .They came to North Carolina for Lian and Drew’s wedding and when Lian and Drew had my grandsons ,Thomas and James to Barry and Glen ,they became their Burnaby uncles. Barry and Glen became important members of our family.I will always
Remember their generous natures.Barry was one of my most
Favorite friends and although he is in heaven now I will continue to love him forever. Rest In Peace my special friend
Comment | Posted at 10:17pm via Condolence
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Lian-Marie Holmes Munro

Barry (and Glen) Have been like uncles to me. I had heard about Berry all my life from my mother who grew up with him and loved him dearly, and then was thrilled to kindle a quick and fast attachment later in life as an adult. My sons call Barry and Glen their “Burnaby uncles” and the kindness and compassion that he showed to my family has been beyond what one could hope for from any blood related family member. There are no words to encapsulate such a great man, but I am sending my love to Barry in heaven and to all of his loved ones here with us still. His legacy of kindness, compassion, joy of life, and love, absolutely lives on in the people he touched.
Comment | Posted at 12:33pm via Condolence
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