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The Passing of Rachel Barkley

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rachelbarkeyI had the opportunity to listen to one of the most powerful testimonies awhile back by a sister in Christ by the name of Rachel Barkley. I read on her facebook page that on July 2nd she went home to be with the Lord at the age of 37 after a brave battle with cancer. If you have not listened or watched this presentation, I would suggest taking a little less than an hour of your time and sitting down to listen to it. I was tremendously touched by her zeal and love for the Lord. You will certainly not hear a more clear presentation of the Gospel than in this presentation. We can only hope to have a faith such as hers when the time comes for our departure from this world.

Please remember to pray for her husband and two small children who are mourning the loss their wife and mother. Please pray for the rest of the family, friends and church members.Here is the obituary posted on the facebook group:


Rachel Barkey (nee Sawer) went home to her Lord on July 2, 2009 at 37 years of age. Rachel is survived by her husband Neil and her children Quinn and Kate, parents Ben and Cathy Sawer, brother David (Johanna) Sawer and sister Andrea Sawer.

Rachel was born in London, Ontario and her life travels included years spent in Africa, growing up in Chilliwack (BC), university in London (ON) and working in Dallas (TX) before settling in Vancouver (BC). Rachel had a long career in politics and has many friends from her time working for the Conservative Party of Canada and the BC Liberal Party. A long list of career highlights do not compare to Rachel’s accomplishments as a loving wife, mother and servant of Jesus.

Rachel had a full and blessed life. She was a loving wife and mother who delighted in serving others, throwing parties, helping friends and spending days at the cabin with her family. She loved everyone selflessly and her passions were evident in everything she did. Rachel adored her children – Quinn and Kate were her greatest gifts. She will be greatly missed by her family, her friends and everyone whose life she has touched.

The family would like to extend a very special thanks to Dr. Will Johnston and Dr. Bev Spring as well as the community palliative care nurses for their excellent care these last months. Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 8, at 1 p.m. at St. John’s Shaughnessy Church in Vancouver, BC. A private family interment service will be held at Valley View Cemetery in Agassiz, BC. In lieu of flowers, donatations can be made to Child of Mine ( or World Vision ( Rachel’s testimony can be found


Written by shawnkjmcgrath

July 6, 2009 at 1:31 am

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