Barry Thomas Tietjen

June 28, 1942 – December 28, 2018
Barry died surrounded by the love of family and friends. He was pre-deceased by his parents Bill and Peggy (Fussell) Tietjen, first husband Ken Blanchard, sister-in-law Sylvia (Coult) Tietjen, brother-in-law Ken Marsh and nephew Ron Tietjen.  Missing him greatly are husband Glen Nabholz, brother Glenn Tietjen and sister Bonnie (Tietjen) Marsh and their children and grandchildren, faithful friend Nita Townsend and many good friends. 

Barry was an exceptional man with many talents. His love of the arts was reflected as a ballet dancer, his spiritual caring when he served as a lay minister in the Anglican Church and his sense of adventure when he learned to pilot a plane.  Barry worked in education for 35 years as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent. He was well respected by staff and students throughout his teaching life. Barry made a positive contribution in the lives of all who knew him.

A Celebration of Life will be held on June 28, 2019 (Barry’s 77th birthday) at Burnaby Mountain Golf Course.  Details will be printed closer to the date. 

Please write a special memory you have about Barry and send it to This site will be open for the next couple of months.  Glen and Nita will compile your words into a special “Memories Book”. 
Burquitlam Funeral Home

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