In memory of William Barry Davidson
William Barry Davidson
Passed away peacefully at home, December 14, in his 73rd year after a courageous 7-year battle with cancer.
Survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Karen, his son Bill (Mandie) Davidson, and his daughter Tanya (Brad) Pelletier and much loved grandchildren, Mitchell, Danielle, Samantha, Joelle Pelletier, and Logann Davidson as well as many other relatives and friends.
He lived all his life in the Vancouver area except for 3 years at Vernon Prep School and 2 years working and travelling in Europe.
He was a sportsman who enjoyed Canadian Retriever Field Trials with his Labs, hunting, fishing, skiing (both water and snow) and a cowboy at heart. He was a third generation Principal of Davidson and Sons Customs Brokers and served the Customs Brokers industry as President of the B.C. Canadian Association of Customs Brokers and Chairman at the Federal level of the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers and was a Founding Member of the International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations, serving as Chairman as well. Barry was a longtime member of The Vancouver Club, elected to the Club's Board of Directors in 2005 and served as its President in 2013.
Buccaneer Bay was his sanctuary and where he was truly at home. He also loved his many holidays on Maui , especially with the whole family in 2014. He was a 'man's man with many friends from all walks of life and knew what it meant to be a gentleman and a true friend. His final years of life were spent lovingly dedicated to his family.
Barry had profound gratitude for the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Chemo Clinic at Lion's Gate Hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Paul Sugar for his genuine interest and care for Barry.
There will be a Celebration of Barry's life on February 11, 2016 at 1 p.m. at The Vancouver Club, 915 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a charitable donation in memory of Barry to the Chemo Clinic at Lion's Gate Hospital, the Paul Sugar Palliative Support Foundation, or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.