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The Dearing Family Endowment Fund has been established in Barry`s honour to provide funding to disadvantaged elementary-aged children throughout the Shuswap who could benefit from financial support in their athletic, artistic, or other educational endeavours. It is our hope that this will be a lasting and fitting legacy that honours Barry’s contribution to Shuswap youth... “because kids matter”.

To-date, contributions to this fund have reached approximately $20,000.00.

For more information, visit: www.dearingfamilyfoundation.ca.

To donate to this fund, contact:
Shuswap Community Foundation


Barry Dearing passed away on January 16, 2014 in Salmon Arm, British Columbia after a long battle with cancer.  Throughout his life he had a passion for travel, and visited many places around the world with his family and friends. He had a long ‘bucket list’ (click link and scroll to bottom of page) of places he planned to visit once he retired but, unfortunately, his retirement coincided with the return of his cancer. At that point, various medical treatments took priority. He was able to make one final trip to Las Vegas with his wife, Nadina, and some family friends and colleagues before he got too sick to travel. This was a big highlight for him.

In considering how to best honour his legacy and support his travel desires, his wife Nadina created the idea for Where in the World is Barry?; Catherine Auten, a former colleague and family friend, created a set of pottery-urns that have been filled with his ashes. We are encouraging family, friends, former colleagues and students to take these urns on their travels, leaving the urn and/or ashes wherever they think most appropriate.

Destinations are not limited to those listed on his Bucket List – Barry would be elated to travel anywhere. All we ask is that you send us some photos and info about where you left him so we can document his travels and share the info and photos on this website.

For information on how to participate, click here.

Barry Golfing


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