Livestreaming of Memorial Service- Barry Galbraith
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Obituary Published on January 25, 2022 in the Vancouver Sun
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of beloved father, brother, and friend Barry Douglas Galbraith on January 14, 2022. He passed peacefully at North Shore Hospice surrounded by loving family. He was predeceased by his parents, John Francis Galbraith and Donalda Estelle Galbraith (née Campbell.) He is survived by his three children Stephen (Brittany), Christina (Sean), and Jacqueline, brother David (Beverley), sister Donna (Rick), nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, on June 30, 1952, Barry grew up a strong student, exploring interests including piano lessons, air cadets, sports, and comedy. He played high school football before moving to Edmonton to earn both a Bachelor of Arts and law degree from the University of Alberta. During his time at the U of A, Barry was very active in the student community, serving as Lister Complex Coordinator, Executive VP of the Law Student’s Association, working on the U of A Law Review, and winning the Canadian Law School Hockey Championship playing goalie for the U of A Law hockey team. After university and during his early career he also enjoyed taking trips with friends to Hawaii and Las Vegas.
In 1980, Barry moved to Vancouver to begin his legal career, working as a partner in several notable firms before ultimately starting his own practice. He practiced law for over 40 years, building strong relationships and lasting friendships spanning decades with many of his loyal clients. He also worked as an instructor at BCIT for over 20 years, teaching business law to hundreds of students. In addition, Barry taught Professional Legal Training Courses for the Law Society of BC and lectured at courses offered through the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC.
Barry would tell you that his greatest joy in life was his children with his ex-wife, Gail Hulnick. A devoted father, he always made time for his family despite his two careers. Whether coaching soccer, helping with piano practice, barbequing during the summer, or taking family vacations across Canada and down the west coast, Barry loved to spend time with his kids. Later in life he enjoyed traveling to Ontario and Alberta to visit his adult children and other family members, and taking annual fishing trips to Haida Gwaii with his son. His lifelong love of music, especially classical and jazz, continued into his later years and he would often go to the opera with friends. An avid sports fan, Barry loved to watch anything from football to baseball, basketball to hockey, and enjoyed attending Vancouver Canucks and BC Lions games. He was also a man of great faith and an active member of the community at North Lonsdale United Church, worshiping with the congregation and offering legal help where he could. His presence will be dearly missed in the lives of all those who knew him.
A small memorial service will be held in person by invitation only on Saturday, January 29 at 2:00 p.m. PST. The service will be livestreamed using this link: