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September 19, 1947 - July 24, 2023
In loving memory ~
Of Courtenay, died peacefully July 24 at Nanaimo Regional Hospital of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Miller-Fischer variant. He was 75. Beloved husband of Mary Diane Keeling, loving father of David John, and grandfather to Matthew Barry, Zoe Nicole, and Sophie Rose of the San Jose, California, area.
Born September 19, 1947, to Otto John Rahn and Jerrine Polly Appleby in Owen Sound, Ontario. Loved dearly by siblings Jack (deceased), Jane Hergott of Kitchener, Judy Penner of Owen Sound, Robert Rahn of Hanover, Ontario, and Ruth Bindas of Ohio.
Barrie loved fishing, was a good skier, played hockey for many years, and enjoyed good food and drink. He worked for Nortel Communications for 15 years in Canada and 15 years in Mountain View, California. Barrie and his wife, Diane, were childhood sweethearts and were married for 55 years. They moved to the Comox Valley in 1999, and many relatives and friends enjoyed visiting their seaside home.
Barrie was a very social guy, and he had many friends in the area. He was easy to talk with and very steady-going. To have been hit by this terrible disease in his golden years is truly heartbreaking. He wanted us to thank all the medical staff who attended to him.
A small gathering at our home to remember Barrie will be held in the Fall. He was an amazing individual.
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 Toneff Funeral Services

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