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Barrie Pickles

PICKLES, Barrie - 1932 - 2017 It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Barrie Pickles on July 7th, 2017 at the Ottawa Hospital General Campus. Barrie was born in Horbury, West Yorkshire, England on August 14, 1932. He is predeceased by his parents Harry and Nellie Pickles. On August 16th, 1958 he married Margaret Elspeth Jameson. They had three children: Neil (Carole Pickles), Clive (Natalie Bossť) and Alison (Paul DeLuisa). In 1967 the growing family immigrated to Canada in pursuit of greater personal and professional opportunities. Barrie dedicated his professional life to rehabilitation medicine and was a key founder and leader of the academic development and credentialism of rehabilitation medicine in Canada. He was the first Department Chair of the Schools of Physical and Occupational Therapy (later Rehabilitation Medicine) at the University of Alberta; he held this position from 1976 - 1979. He then became the third Director of Rehabilitation Medicine at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He was the first physical therapist to hold this position. With his appointment, the School's position within the Faculty of Medicine became more clearly defined and members of the School's faculty became members of the School's Faculty Board, the ruling body of the Faculty of Medicine. He spent the years before retirement at Queen's teaching and working on international academic partnerships related to community based rehabilitation with universities around the world. Barrie loved sailing and just being on his sailboat. His passion for sailing culminated with a transatlantic crossing in 1985 with his two sons. Although he was an academic at heart his greatest joy came from his grandchildren: Jessica, Laura, Matthew, Derek, Christopher, Nathalie and Mykaela, and Isabelle (predeceased). He loved to hear of their adventures, travels and accomplishments and he had many laughs over some of their mischievous ways. At his request, there will be no service. His close family will have a private celebration of his life. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.13194742
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Posted by Margaret Bowyer Guest (Ex student) On Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Barrie was my Anatomy prof at Leeds Scool of Physiotherapy 1964 - 67. I credit him for getting me through my exams and often have had warm thoughts of him. A remarkable man.
Deepest sympathies
Posted by Jenn (Drew) On Sunday, August 6, 2017
Dearest Neil, Clive and Alison;

I am saddened to read of your dads passing.

May the fond memories you share keep his spirit alive in your hearts.

Sending love, strength and sympathy,

Jenn Drew

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