Raymond William Barton

Following an accident on

September 15, 2008, longtime

Quesnel resident Raymond

William Barton passed away

at G.R. Baker Memorial

Hospital. He was 58.

Raymond practised criminal

and civil law in the Cariboo

for over 20 years. During his

career, he was a very dynamic

and colourful courtroom

lawyer who appeared as

counsel on several high profi le

murder trials, dangerous

offender applications and

other serious matters. He

used to say he’d “done it all

– save treason against Her

Majesty and kidnapping.”

Raymond was also an

accomplished writer and won

awards for his short movies

made at GIFTS (Gulf Islands

Film and Television School.)

He loved to travel and explore

different cultures. At the time

of his death, Raymond had a

contract to teach English in

Shanghai, China.

Raymond will be greatly

missed by his wife of 20

years Teresa Claire Barton

(Mallam), his stepdaughter

Leah and grandson, Justin

of Kamloops, his daughter

Gillian from a previous

marriage who resides in

Brandon, Man. and another

daughter Jenny Lynn of

British Columbia as well

as his cousins and many

friends.

He was predeceased by his

father Raymond Barton Sr.,

his mother Edith Rushowick,

and aunt Muriel Forsley.

Raymond was born Feb. 20,

1950 in Winnipeg, Man. and

obtained his Bachelor of Law

degree from the University of

Manitoba. He moved to B.C.

in 1983. Of all his adventures,

he especially enjoyed his trips

to India with Teresa and their

friend Rajinder Khangura.

Cremation has taken place

at Clayton’s Funeral Home.

His ashes will be taken to his

beloved Manitoba where he

spent many happy years.

Thank you to Dr. Jonathan

Fine for ongoing care of

Raymond over several years

and to Dr. Aziz and Dr.

McFetridge who recently

looked after him in hospital.

A special thank you to R.N.

Brenda Warkentin who made

it possible for Teresa to be

with Raymond in his last

hours. Your kindness will

never be forgotten.

A celebration

of Raymond’s

remarkable life will

be held on Saturday,

Sept. 27 at the

Royal Canadian

Legion in Quesnel

from 2 to 4 p.m.


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