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ALWAYS LOOK ON THE 
BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE

- Monty Python -

(performed at Barry`s service)

Some things in life are bad
They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best...
And...

Always look on the bright side of life...(Whistle)
Always look on the light side of life...(Whistle)

If life seems jolly rotten
There's something you've forgotten
And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing
When you're feeling in the dumps
Don't be silly chumps
Just purse your lips and whistle - that's the thing.
And...

Always look on the bright side of life...(Whistle)
Always look on the right side of life...(Whistle)

For life is quite absurd
And death's the final word
You must always face the curtain with a bow
Forget about your sin - give the audience a grin
Enjoy it - it's your last chance anyhow.

So always look on the bright side of death...(Whistle)
Just before you draw your terminal breath...(Whistle)

Life's a piece of grit, when you look at it
Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true
You'll see its all a show, keep 'em laughin as you go
Just remember that the last laugh is on you
And...

Always look on the bright side of life...(Whistle)
Always look on the right side of life... (Whistle)

Always look on the bright side of life... (Whistle)
Always look on the right side of life... (Whistle)

Always look on the bright side of life...(Whistle)
Always look on the bright side of life... (Whistle)

Always look on the bright side of life... (Whistle)
Always look on the bright side of life... (Whistle)

Barry DearingABOUT BARRY

OBITUARY: Barry Gray Dearing

(Sept. 12, 1956 – Jan. 16, 2014)

Barry Dearing, son, husband, father, friend, basketball referee and dedicated educator, lost his battle with cancer yesterday afternoon in the company of family and friends. Barry spent 50 years in the school district and 35 as an educator. We will miss his humour, his love of athletics (tennis, golf, track & field, basketball) and compassionate and caring attitude toward children.

Barry’s school career began in 1962, attending South Broadview, Shuswap Junior and Salmon Arm Secondary - graduating in 1974. He worked summers for the district’s ground department while attending UVic – earning his bachelor’s of education in 1985, and after his Masters of Education in 1996. Barry’s followed his passion, becoming a teacher with his first assignment in Falkland and subsequently at Sorrento, Salmon Arm West and South Broadview. In 1988, Barry and Nadina taught for a year in Coramba Public School, New South Wales, Australia, returning to the district for assignments at South Broadivew, Salmon Arm Elementary and Parkview. Barry’s administration time began at MV Beattie as a Vice Principal, then as Principal at North Shuswap, Carlin, Grindrod, South Broadview, Ashton Creek, then District Principal before filling in as principal at Ranchero. 

A Memorial service (at Barry’s request) will be held on Sunday, Jan. 26th at South Broadview Elementary at 2 pm ... “so as not to interfere with basketball games”.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shuswap Community Foundation in Barry’s name (450 Lakeshore Dr NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 2V6 (250) 832-5428. These donations will be directed to the Barry Dearing Family Foundation which is being established to provide funding to disadvantaged elementary-aged children throughout the Shuswap who could benefit from financial support in their athletic or artistic 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”.


BARRY`S BUCKET LISTBarry Dearing Memorial Card

  • See a Blue Jays Game
  • See a Canucks Game
  • See a NCAA – big 10 game
  • Travel through the Maritimes – PEI, NS, NB, NFLD
  • RV to Florida to Mexico to California
  • Golf Pebble Beach
  • Visit the Galapagos Islands
  • Go back to Australia
  • Visit the north – like Yellowknife, Alaska,
  • Spend a month in Phoenix Arizona
  • Buy a Kayak and Kayak with Jack
  • See CATS
  • See Les Miserables
  • See Phantom of the OperaBarry Dearing Memorial Card - Page 2
  • Run the Sun Run
  • Travel across Canada by train
  • Fly a plane/helicopter/glider once
  • Go on a Cruise
  • MORE TRAVEL!
  • MORE GOLF!

 

 

 

 
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