January 10, 2011
BARRY LAKEMAN 1949 – 2011
Some of you may already know that Barry was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June last year. This is to let you know that complications set in from a sudden rapid growth in the cancer late last month and he died on the 9th of January.
You and all his colleagues, friends, companions are invited to a service at Downstage Theatre later this month to celebrate him and all his many facets as R & B and Blues musician, quiz writer, IT Project Manager, playwright, actor, friend, car rally organiser and navigator, train enthusiast, magazine maker, father, brother, husband, uncle, lover of life and questions and theatre, and much more.
There will be a celebration of Barry’s life at Downstage at 4.00pm on Friday 21 January. We’d love to see whoever can be there.
If you are not able to come but would like to send a note or message we will be very happy to read it out at the service.
Please pass the invitation on to anybody who knew and cared for Barry whom I may have missed. My apologies to them. Barry – and I – welcome them with warm pleasure.
mckee@paradise,net.nz (now firstname.lastname@example.org)