Barry James Bleeks of Kamloops, BC. passed away on December 21st at 68 years of age. Barry is survived by his loving daughter Brandi Bleeks (Roy) of Fort St. James, BC, grandchildren Ian Kadin Bleeks – Sam, Claire Sky Lynn Naomi Isaac; brothers Greg Bleeks and family, and Fred Hendricks and family, and Barry’s mother Madeline Hendricks.
Predeceased by his brother Garry Hendricks and stepfather Hal Hendricks.
Barry was born in Lashburn, Saskatchewan but most of his years were spent in and around Cache Creek and Kamloops. For a time he worked in the Yukon at Copper Mines, then he married Verna (nee Waycheshen) in 1975 and had a daughter Brandi in 1977. Barry’s working life was spent at Highland Valley Copper. The highlight of his life was visiting his daughter and spending time with her in Fort St. James. Some of Barry’s favorite pastimes were travelling, going for drives, campfires, reading and walking.
He will forever be remembered as a kind, gentle, loving father, brother, son and friend.