Obituary of Barry Clinton Lashmar
It is with deep sadness that we announce that Barry Lashmar of Red Deer, AB, passed away unexpectedly on September 30, 2023, at the age of 89 years, just 3 days after his birthday. He went into the hospital with a condition that was treatable, but while in hospital, other complications arose that were being managed, and then he passed suddenly from an unknown, further complication.
Barry was born to Archibald and Enid Lashmar on September 27, 1934 in Duncan, BC. He was the third of 4 children and grew up in many places throughout BC. The family moved frequently due to his father being an RCMP Officer/Inspector, which came with frequent changes in location. They later moved to Red Deer where Barry attended high school and then began his working life at the Royal bank. He also moved with the bank to several towns in Alberta, eventually meeting his future wife, Diana in Strathmore. They married on July 11, 1959 and enjoyed almost 55 years together before Diana passed away in June of 2014. After some time at the Royal Bank, Barry also owned his own Fire and Flood Restoration company in Edmonton and then later spent some time in Real Estate. Barry and Diana had 4 children.
Barry was a person of high integrity, he was optimistic and cheerful, and always willing to help anyone out that asked. He had a thirst for knowledge and was always thinking outside the box with many ideas about many things. He was an involved, long-time member of the United Church throughout his life and was a member of the Sunnybrook United Church in Red Deer for 22 years. He enjoyed attending services, helping out in the Church where he could, including picking up other members of congregation that needed a ride to and from Church. He also kept very busy as a long time Toastmasters member, he delivered meals for the Meals on Wheels organization and also donated blood frequently, well over 100 times. Barry and Diana enjoyed some traveling and also had a cabin/vacation home on the Shuswap Lake in BC that was enjoyed by the whole family for many years.
He is lovingly remembered by his 4 children and their families. Sons (3), Brad and Jackey and family, Guy and Carol and family, Mark and family and 1 daughter, Holly. There are 8 grandchildren: Garret, Nicole, Dayton, Rhaelyn, Cale, Keaton, Abigail, Gabriel and 2 great-grandchildren: Hunter and Lincoln. He is also survived by one sibling, Roy Lashmar and his family and Diana’s sibling, Allan Rasmussen and family.
Barry was predeceased by his parents, 2 siblings, Glenys and Sherry, his wife Diana, and 2 grandchildren: Mitchell and Noah.
At Barry’s request, there will not be a funeral service. The family plans to do something small and private in the coming months. Condolences to Barry’s family may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate “LASHMAR” in the subject line.
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