Barry passed away peacefully at home in Victoria following a short illness.  He is survived by his wife, Irene; daughters, Casey (Robert), Beth (Steven) and Pat (Dave) and his 7 grandchildren, Sarah, Adam, Robyn, Jenny, Katy, Holly and Nate.

Barry grew up in London, Ontario and during his youth made lifetime friends, most notably Stuart Weir and Ted Garside, into whose homes Barry was welcomed and loved. As a young man, Barry joined the Canadian Navy, after which he completed his undergraduate degree at Acadia University.  Barry and Irene met in Rochester, New York where Barry was a graduate student and Irene was a visiting operating room nurse.  Barry often commented that he approached her in the cafeteria one day when he saw her pull out a pack of Canadian cigarettes. Barry and Irene married in 1959, lived in Ontario and then subsequently moved, with their three daughters, to Victoria in 1966. After a 2-year stint of teaching at St. Michael’s University School, “Mr. Camp” then enjoyed many years as a science teacher and school librarian at Victoria High School. Some of his former students remain in contact to this day. He retired in 1990. Throughout his life, he was always active outdoors with a special love of sailing, cycling and birdwatching and enjoyed long cruises in the Salish Sea, either solo, or in the company of others, especially his dear friend, Joe Andrews.  Barry has friends from coast to coast, and will be sorely missed.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful care by Dr. Jennifer Lush and the Victoria Hospice Society.

No service by request.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Expressions of sympathy could be shown with a donation to Wild ARC.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

Bravo Zulu, Barry.

McCall Gardens



  • Steve Nierlich
    January 16, 2019

    Aunt Lil and family, very sorry to receive the news of Uncle Barry’s passing. Sincere condolences from Catherine and I – our thoughts are with you. Take care, Steve

  • Bobbi Campbell
    January 15, 2019

    I am so sorry to hear that Barry has passed away.
    I met him at Royal Victoria where in the 90’s he
    would drive me to China town so I could get Chinese
    sausage. I am from the US and the Canadian brand
    is very superior and at times difficult to find in
    Seattle. We used to call each other on our
    birthdays. What a charming and sweet thing
    to do. One day he brought some scones to our
    Boat that Irene had made along with some amazing
    blackberry jam. What a treat as we crossed the Strait.
    Barry, may the wind be always at your back.
    Bobbi Campbell

  • Debbie MacDonald
    January 15, 2019

    Irene, I am sending condolences on behalf of my mother, Barry’s sister, Betty. Mom always looked forward to Barry’s phone calls and was saddened to hear of his passing. While we children never had the opportunity to meet your family, mom always had a special kinship with Barry which was made challenging by geography, although Barry would visit mom and dad when he returned to London. Mom has memory issues that prevent her from remembering current events, but she remembers her brother, was upset that he passed and then shared some stories of their childhood. Our sincerest condolences, The Hallard Family

  • Rhys Kent
    January 13, 2019

    My most distinct memories of Barry are the many times he arrived last at a Vic High Thrash Cruise anchorage, and circled the “fleet” in his boat “Chanterelle” before coming alongside. It was a grand tradition. When I bought my own boat he presented me with the Vic High pennant, which I recall was sewn by Irene. I still have it, here in my den, only a few feet away.
    Fair winds Barry.

  • Barrie Hanslip
    January 13, 2019

    Barry was a dear friend and colleague, and sometime sailing companion, during my years at Vic High. He was a true gentleman and an original character.

  • Robert Albert Haines
    January 13, 2019

    Sorry to hear of “Barry’s passing
    Was a “great” neighbour& Friend for so many years,
    Bob Haines

  • Randi Falls
    January 13, 2019

    To the Camp family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Barry was a mentor and friend to me when I started my career at Victoria High School. His dry sense of humour and appreciation for tradition were cherished by many. Barry shared a beautiful poem with me upon the passing of my father. The mariner theme was much appreciated at our private service; Barry was very thoughtful. I have many fond memories of my early career through people like Barry.
    Take care – YOS

  • Joanne White
    January 12, 2019

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I am one of his many students that he stayed in touch with. He always remembered my birthday….always a great surprise to me. He shared his love of bird watching with me. I was always able to email him with a picture of a bird and ask what is this? He usually did know. He confounded me with his cryptic sayings or phrases and often he’d throw in bits of Gaelic. We had many conversations over my faith. What a wonderful and interesting guy he was. He was so kind when my Dad passed and helped me obtain some of dad’s Naval record information.
    I’m so thankful to have known him. May the Lord comfort you in the days and weeks ahead.
    Joanne White (Gold River)

  • Monica Fiederer
    January 12, 2019

    Dear Casey and Family,
    Having read the tribute for your father makes me wish I had known him. A life well-lived! So many memories to cherish and sooth you when your hearts feel heavy. Sending much love, Monica and Family.

  • Barb and Doug Catterall
    January 12, 2019

    Dear Casey, Rob and family,

    Heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dad. Wishing you comfort and Blessing as you journey through this time of sadness and remembrance. ❤️

    Fondest regards,

    Barb and Doug

  • Angela Bone
    January 12, 2019

    Sending the Camp Family much love.
    What a lovely tribute to your Dad, so nice to learn a little about the life he lived and gave.
    Take good and gentle care of each other in the months ahead.
    Love Angela Fiederer

  • Catharine R Blazkow
    January 12, 2019

    Irene and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Barry was a friend and colleague at Vic High. I, along with Randy and Val spent many a fun Friday with Barry on his boat. Many times we never left the marina. I have so many fond memories which I will always cherish.

Leave Condolence

Type your condolence message into the box below and click "Submit". It may take up to 24 hours for it to appear. Your email address will not be published.


Search Website

Unique Family Aftercare
Service >