Rachel Barkey Has Gone To Be With The Lord Jesus

A few months ago I posted the video message of Rachel Barkey showing her testimony of hope in the face of death. Rachel went to be with the Lord on July 2, 2009. Her testimony was a blessing to many. I never met her, did not know her, but her testimony touched me deeply and was a blessing to me, and without question, a manifestation of the grace of God to an unknown number. The following post is her obituary.

See you when we get there Rachel. We will worship Him together, forever! – JT


rachel_obit 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.