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Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel

4276 Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC

OBITUARY

Barry William GILMORE

May 2, 1938August 9, 2019

Dr. Barry W. Gilmore, DDS – May 2, 1938 – Aug 9, 2019.

Passed away peacefully in his own home surrounded by his family. Pre deceased by his wife Barbara Gilmore. Survived by his sons Kevin (Nancy), Chris (Melanie), Shawn (Sue). His Grand Children, Karina, Lindsey, Gregory & Brandon, Great Granddaughter, Leila. His sons’ half-brother Len (Dee Dee) and his partner of 32 years, Lillian.

Born in Vancouver & practised Dentistry in Burnaby for 38 years. Barry was a generous, kind-hearted, talented man who was always there for his family, career, and was an accomplished athlete. Barry loved baseball, basketball, skiing, squash, golf, running, hiking and cycling. Lillian & Barry enjoyed many happy years together and travelled extensively.

Barry was a loving husband, father, grandfather and partner to Lillian and will be deeply missed by his entire family.

At Barry’s request there will be no service. Please, no flowers. If you wish, a memorial donation to Covenant House or a charity of your choice, would be more meaningful to the family.

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Trilleen McFarlane

August 20, 2019

Dr. Gilmore was a wonderful dentist. My mother-in-law, Frances McFarlane (now gone), lived a block away from his office. She used to phone me after coming back from an appointment, saying that she had worried for nothing, he was quick and painless. My mom and I also went to him and we were regular patients until his retirement. I am so sorry to hear of his passing.

Gretchen Vogeley

August 20, 2019

Lillian and Barry are from Vancouver, BC; we are from Florida, USA and we met on a biking trip along the Danube River in Europe. One of those chance meetings that turned out so well – instant friends. Subsequently, we’ve traveled to each other’s homes, biked France and toured Egypt. The picture of Barry captures him perfectly – seemingly, always in good humor. One of our favorite memories was enjoying an airplane ride together in Florida (Barry was a licensed pilot). May you rest in peace, Barry – we’ll miss you.
Gretchen & Kurt

Sharon Murphy-Brownrigg

August 18, 2019

My sincere sympathy to Barry's family and friends for their loss. There are just no words that can really comfort your grief. Perhaps my fond memories of Barry will bring a smile.

The first time I met Barry was as Dr. Gilmore at his practice on Royal Oak Ave. in March 1988. As we chatted during the appointment, we found out that we both played Squash: I was photographing a National Tournament at Chancery, that he was also competing in at the Seniors Level B; and we both belonged to the same Squash Club, VRC. What are the odds of that coming to be? I had just found him in the yellow pages! We had a good laugh on that.
As years passed, I would also see him at the club from time to time ... always a smile on his face ... usually because he had beat Larry once again at their weekly Sat morning game. He was in amazing shape, and fitter than many men half his age ... and had a wicked drop shot.
He was my dentist until he retired. I said congrats and Bye with a bottle of wine, and still saw him from time to time at the club, and had a chat. He was always smiling... :)
He was a great dentist and lovely man with a hearty laugh and a good heart. Again, my deepest sympathy to his family and friends. I'm sure you know, he touched the hearts of many.
With fond memories ... Sharon

Maggie & Eric HADLEY

August 18, 2019

Good bye to a dear friend.
Thank you for your friendship and many fun moments with you and Lillian.
A toast to you with a fine red from us and our friends.
We will continue our fun in heaven

Alison and Doug Chernoff

August 17, 2019

We have so many wonderful memories of time shared with Barry and Lillian. New Years in Whistler, travels, squash, cycling and many dinners together. Barry will be missed.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY