Obituary: Barry Lynka


Barry Lynka
In loving memory. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Barry Lynka. He is survived by his wife Dina (née Boykiw), daughter Saffron, father Jake, mother Sheila, stepmother Lois, brothers Bob (Carlene) and Jeff (Rita), sister Carol (Derek), and many nieces and nephews. Barry will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Born in Edmonton, Barry grew up in Tsawwassen, B.C. He loved sports, music, literature and films. Barry spent many years working in the restaurant industry, eventually leading him to live on Vancouver Island, where he crafted his trade in horticulture and started his own landscaping business.
It was fate that guided Barry to reconnect with his childhood sweetheart, Dina. They married on February 16, 2013, building their life together in Point Roberts, Washington. Operating his business in the area, Barry became an integral part of the community, forging strong bonds with his clients and neighbors. His dedication to his family and work, and love for Point Roberts shone through in everything he did.
Barry had a special way of making you feel loved and appreciated. His spirit, characterized by generosity, warmth, sense of humor, and a genuine love for life, will continue to live on in the hearts of his family, friends, and all the lives he touched.
A celebration of Barry’s life was held in Point Roberts on March 16.
We miss you Bare, “May the good Lord Shine a Light on you!”