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BARR, Rachel

BARR, Rachel

Rachel Barr
1931 – 2018

It is with great sadness we mourn the passing of Rachel Barr on January 18, 2018. After a hard fight with influenza and pneumonia, she passed peacefully with her family by her side at Kelowna General Hospital, at the age of 86. She will be joining her husband Bill who passed away last year and we know they are happy to be together again.

Rachel was born in Irvine, Scotland and after marrying Bill, they moved to Canada, first settling in Hamilton, Ontario before moving West to Richmond, BC. They decided to retire in the Okanagan in 1996 to be closer to family, and they made countless new friends at Sun Village. Rachel’s family was everything to her and she will be sorely missed. She loved to travel and enjoyed shopping, bingo, camping and golfing. Mom loved to entertain. Their friends would come over at Christmas and fill their house with laughter and song.

Predeceased by her husband Bill, she is survived by her children Ken (Sandi) Barr of Logan Lake BC, and Wendy (Ed) Laverock of West Kelowna BC, and her 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

We would like to thank the staff at Kelowna General Hospital 4B for everything they did for Mom.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday January 27, 2018 at 1:30pm

Lakeview Heights Baptist Church

2630 Alhambra Drive, West Kelowna, BC V1Z 2Z3 (near Hudson Road Elementary)


Condolence Messages
  • Feb 05, 2018
    Ken, Sandi, Wendy and Ed, we were so sorry to hear about the passing of Rae. Our wonderful memories of times we spent together will live in our hearts forever. She was always so fun to be with, leaving us with precious memories to bring a smile to our face. Rae and Willy are together now - the happy couple in heaven doing what they did best - have fun!
    Love from the Milligan Clan in Ontario - Gary, Brenda, Shaun (Ashley), Wesley (Angela) and Shannon (Gordon). Love you lots!
  • Jan 27, 2018
    We will miss this special lady in our lives. Thank you for all the wonderful memories Rachel. Ted & Joanne Bradshaw
  • Jan 26, 2018
    Rae was a wonderful friend. My condolences to her loved ones. Great memories of Rae. She was so much fun, such an up person.
    Norma Popp (Sun Village)
  • Jan 26, 2018
    Dear Wendy, Ed, Ken, Sandy and all the grandchildren:
    Please accept our condolences. Rachel was a dear person and a good friend. She gave us encouragement, time and laughter. Only the time is gone, the encouragement and laughter will remain, especially when we think of her while playing Mahjong.
    Rachel, we know you are now with your Angels and at peace. We will miss you.
    Your Mahjong friends, Anne, Hum, Irene, Beth & Brenda
  • Jan 24, 2018
    Rest in Peace dear Rachel. You were loved by everyone who knew you, including usand you will be missed by all.
    Carl & Annie Misseghers-Naudts (neighbours at Sun Village)
  • Jan 23, 2018
    Ken Wendy and family
    Rachel always had a smile and loved everyone,
    She will be missed by so many people.
    Ann & Rod Deacon ( Sun Village)
  • Jan 23, 2018
    Condolences to Rachel's family. So many of us share the loss of this wonderful lady.
    Rae always had that beaming smile on her face, and never failed to charm us with her Scottish accent. It was a privilege to have had her in our life.
    God bless her,
    Russ & Carol
  • Jan 22, 2018
    Ken and Wendy and family,
    Rachel was such a lovely person and she wil be sorely missed. We know she was always so full of life.
    Lynda and Mel Meacham (Sun Village)
  • Jan 21, 2018
    Ken (Sandi) & Wendy (Ed), our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sad to hear of the passing of Aunt Rae. She was so full of life, always happy singing and dancing. Rae never said a bad thing about anyone and always look at life through rose coloured glasses. I will miss her terribly. Love you all of you, be strong. She's with her hubby now and we can all take peace in that. Hugs and kisses to all of you. Faith Phillips wanted me to let you know she too offers he condolences. They were great friends and had so much fun together. It's a huge hole in our hearts but memories of the fun times with her will live on forever. Till we meet again, Karen and Mark Phillips, Ontario, we love you guys.
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