6 responses to “Remembering Dr. Irving K. Barber”

  1. Julie Lapinsky (nee WISEMAN)

    What a fabulous legacy.
    My condolences to family (Joanne/CSH/Vancouver).
    Kind regards, Julie Marie (WISEMAN) Lapinsky

  2. Jo-Anne Naslund

    Learning of Dr. Barber’s death was very sad news and I want to express my condolences to his family. Dr. Barber will be missed very much. I hope that his family will truly know what a difference his generosity and that of his wife has made in the lives of UBC librarians and students. The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is truly an inspiring and beautiful learning space housing some of our rarest and most precious library collections. Dr. Barber’s vision of lifelong learning was made tangible through the centre’s diverse and innovative programs and library. He renewed our hope that it is possible to share UBC’s riches — its people, ideas, research and library to benefit learners not only at the university but throughout the province. I know how much Dr. Barber’s gift meant to me personally as an educator and librarian. I also know his gift is appreciated and valued by many teachers, parents, children and youth in BC’s K-12 and library community. Please know Dr. Barber will be remembered with great fondness and that his legacy will endure.

  3. Monta Farrell

    I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mr Barber.
    His gifts to our province’s health and learning institutions are great and many; a lasting legacy for all British Columbians.
    He delighted so much in being among the students during his and Mrs Barber’s visits to Ike’s Cafe,named in his honour, at IKBLC.
    He encouraged students and engaged in many conversations with them with his warm and approachable manner.
    His and Mrs Barber’s kindness will not soon be forgotten.
    He filled more space and took least compliment.
    My condolences to his family. He will be greatly missed.
    (former supervisor of Ike’s Cafe-retired)

  4. Ofira Roll

    …with respect to you Dr. Irving K. Barber and your wife Jean – I want to thank you both. Although I never met you personally, I have heard about you as a current student at UBC. I am honored to be part of the “home of learning” you created for us with your generosity and care. What a wonderful legacy you left behind. It is inspiring to know there people like you in this world. peace upon you.

  5. Nancy Hill

    Tributes to Mr. Barber. My husband, Leonidas (Ted) Hill died on 9 April 2012 and was an advocate for the UBC Library.

  6. Carol

    I am really impressed by what Dr Barber has achieved and his generosity. His action will encourage me to be kind and open, giving instead of taking.
    It is pity I can never see you in person.
    God bless you and your family.