Hamilton Harron Funeral Home

5390 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC


Dean Richard BARBER

December 16, 1967January 9, 2020

Dean Richard BARBER was born on December 16, 1967 and passed away on January 9, 2020.


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Dean Richard BARBER

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Pam Black

January 18, 2020

I send my condolences to Elvie and her family on this loss of her son. Much love to all the family.

Peter Smith

January 17, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Dean in a casual position at YYE (Fort Nelson) over the past number of years, and my wife and I would see him at the airport as we came and went on CMA flight.

We always had time for a good talk and he was ALWAYS excited to show me his most recent wildlife photos.

Some of those were highlighted in the Fort Nelson News recently, and he planned to put more in the paper about an owl he was able to release back into the wild. Some details on this along with his memorial will appear in the next newspaper.

His connection with the OWL Rehabilitation Society was growing, and it really energized him. He had many stories of wildlife he had assisted, and Dean had become the main contact for that Society in the far north.

After he got his first drone a few years ago, he captured footage of the dogsled races at Parker Lake, and the SYD train bridge. At one point in August 2017 I saw a black drone with a light flashing underneath flying over my house around 9 p.m . On a hunch, I texted him to see if he had his drone out and sure enough that was him! A couple years ago, Dean assisted with some drone footage for my small business and it took very little editing to turn it into a high quality professional product.

He was particularly excited after he got to drive a Porsche, a Ferrari and a McLaren in Vegas in 2018. I think that was very personally fulfilling for him. Of course he was equally passionate about his bikes.

Much of Deans work can be seen on his YouTube channel.

I wake up at night sometimes and can't believe he's gone. It's so surreal. I know from talking to his friends and acquaintances in Fort Nelson that he will be missed.

Our condolences to his Mom and his Family for this tragic loss of a fine man.

Peter and Kathy Smith,
Fort Nelson, BC

Marcie Pridding

January 17, 2020

Dean was our Station Manager in Fort Nelson, and although, I've only met him a couple of times, his kindness and big heart shown through. Dean was a dedicated volunteer up North and someone who everyone couldn't help but love. I'll always remember his welcoming ways and his interesting plane stories. We will miss you, Dean!

Nicole Dierick

January 16, 2020

My heart was shattered when I got the news , all I could do was sit and think of your mom Peggy, your sisters LeeAnn and Allison and brother Jeff and wanting to reach out and give them all a hug. Instead all I could do was extend my deepest love thoughts and prayers... Dean I am going to miss that big warm smile and all of your daily morning shots of your beautiful wildlife photos... I looked forward to them every morning... Sleep in the sweetest of Peace my friend and soar high on the wings of your angels...
Rest in Paradise until we meet again ......

Nathan Gabora

January 16, 2020

I know our time together was short Uncle Dean. But I know that in my heart I will always cherish it dearly. We love you.

Susan Size

January 16, 2020

Peggy and family - we are so saddened to learn of your great loss.
Please know that your fellow Board members and management staff in your condominium community are holding you in our hearts as you grieve Dean's passing.

Dr. Raffi Titizian

January 16, 2020

Dean, you will forever live in my heart and soul. Our memories we shared at the early stage of our lives shaped who we are today. So many happy moments, sad moments, many crazy moments all are deep seated in our DNA. Thank you for shaping me today and thank you for sharing so many memories. Your physical absents will be missed but your heart and soul will live for ever in every person who had the privilege to know you ! Love ♾

Elizabeth Garcia

January 16, 2020

Please accept my sincere condolences Peggy and family. My memories of Dean will always be that he was a gentle soul and this translated into his love of animals. I'm so glad I got to see him a few years ago and we were able to go out to lunch as I hadn't seen Dean for a number of years. Rest I peace my dear friend. 🙏

Jodi Tomlinson

January 15, 2020

I was so sorry to hear about Dean. As my mom Bev mentioned, he was a friend of our family's many years ago. I knew Dean when I was in high school and have some fun memories of him. He was a very nice guy and I'm sure this will leave a hole for those left behind. May the memories you all have bring some smiles and ease some of the sense of loss. My deepest condolences.

Beverley Tomlinson

January 15, 2020

So sorry to hear of the recent passing of Dean Barber. He was a friend of our family many years ago while living in London, Ontario. My condolences and prayers to his family and friends here in London, Ontario.
Bev Tomlinson