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BARRY FRANCE (published on October 04, 2011)

BARRY FRANCE It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Barry France, of Ladysmith, BC on September 30, 2011. Barry was predeceased by his parents, Anne and William France. He leaves to mourn his wife, Juliana; children Robert, Karen (Neil) and Kathy (Peter); grandchildren Haydon, Avery, Taylor and Mina; brothers-in-law Kiril, Alexander and Konstantine hadji Kirov and his mother-in-law Julia Boon. Barry was born and raised in Sheffield, England, making his first trip to Canada with the Royal Air Force in 1952, from whence he graduated as a navigator. In 1954 Barry emigrated to Canada and began a long and illustrious career in the Aerospace Industry. Barry worked for 33 years with Bristol Aerospace, which in the 1960s became a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce, starting as a metallurgist. He became head of Material and Process Engineering and eventually rose to prominence as Director of Quality Assurance. With his broad knowledge base, Barry was able to understand and contribute to both the production and quality assurance sides of the hi-tech aircraft and space industry. He became a founding member and later Chairman of the DND Quality Assurance Advisory Board, and in 1982 was appointed to the Executive Committee of the Standards Council of Canada, a position he held proudly. In his personal life, Barry was active in the community, helping to found the Charleswood Soccer Association in Winnipeg, playing duplicate bridge, darts and crib, and exploring Vancouver Island, his beloved home for many years. He had a great fondness for cats, especially Siamese. A Wake will be held on Saturday, October 8 at 1:00 p.m., in the Eagle's Hall, 921-1st Avenue, Ladysmith. The family wishes to thank Doctors J. Griffin M.D. and E. Fritsch M.D., as well as Surgeons M. Perchinsky and P. Leckie. Farewell to thee but not farewell To all my fondest thoughts of thee: Within my heart they still shall dwell; And they shall cheer and comfort me SANDS of DUNCAN 250-746-5212


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