Suddenly and way too soon for anyone to understand why, Whitney Victoria Barham, with friends and family present, succumbed to injuries in Victoria, B.C. on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 after a valiant, dignified, courageous fight to remain with us as the Light of our Lives and Heart of our Hearts.
Whitney was born in Sudbury, ON. on October 31, 1985 to Caroline and Mark at seven pounds, 10 and one half ounces at 11:19 a.m. From that time the world changed. Two and one half years later, Whitney became the older sister to Kelsey and once again the world changed.
From early on, Whitney’s zest for adventure and life challenged her parents, sister, teachers and friends to laugh and smile at the world. Whitney was Valedictorian for her grade twelve class at Master’s Academy in Calgary. She was a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch # 23 in North Bay, ON., President of the Model United Nations and was in her third year at the University of Lethbridge, with unfinished ambitions to work with her parents, own her own business and work at the United Nations.
Whitney’s dreams were ours, her strength boundless, and her opinions and interests many. Poetry, writing, music, family, cooking and Patrick were her passions, loves and light. Whitney never truly left the birth attachment to her mother Caroline, whether she was in the same room or in a different country.
So hard is her passing; so wonderful was her life; so bright was her smile; so missed is her laugh. This gentle soul had eyes that could pierce the toughest of people and see the beauty within and her saying “I love you” will haunt the minutes of our days apart. Blessed are we to have had the privilege to have held her, kissed her, and loved her.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Sunday, September 3, 2006. from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with Prayers and Tributes at 3:00 p.m., and on Monday, September 4, 2006 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 – 14th Street S.W.) on Tuesday, September 5, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Edmund Vargas, Presider.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Whitney Barham Memorial Legacy Fund in trust to Master’s Academy and College, 4414 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, T2T 5J4 or can be left in a sealed envelope at McInnis and Holloway’s Chapel of Bells. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Whitney Barham, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences