It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Madeleine Barrick on May 4, 2014 at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, at the age of 83 years. She was born Madeleine Mary Wright on July 6, 1930 in Williams Lake, B.C. to Mary Melissa and Thomas Richard Burton Wright. The family ranch at Meadowbank on the Spout Lake Road out of Lac la Hache, B.C. was where Madeleine spent her growing-up years.
After marrying Donald Barrick on April 14, 1951, the couple moved back to his home in Ontario while he worked on the Niagara Falls Hydro project. They returned to Lac la Hache to make their home and raise their family .
Madeleine was predeceased by her husband in 1996 and by several siblings: Willie, Dave, Eva, Margaret, Phyllis, and Stanley. She is currently survived by one sister, Irene Cahoon of Cache Creek, B.C.; three sons: Kelly (Jacquie) of Tappen, B.C.; Terry (Joanne) of Lac la Hache, B.C.; Todd (Lori) of 108 Mile, B.C.; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
After moving to Kamloops in 1996, she lived for many years in Westsyde and pursued her love of gardening. She had always loved to quilt and sew, as well as cook and knit. In her later years, she developed an avid interest in oil painting and most recently changed her medium to paint in acrylics. She will be dearly missed by all.
A Celebration of Life will be held on July 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lac la Hache Community Hall for anyone wishing to attend. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in her memory.