A great contributor to the West Gippsland Bushwalking Club
The West Gippsland Bushwalking Club is saddened by the passing of long time and life member Bruce Barry.
Bruce’s outdoor activities started in his teenage years when he became involved in his local church’s explorers club where he pursued camping, bushwalking, rock climbing and canoeing activities.
Bruce and his wife Evelyn moved to Drouin in 2001, at that time he also joined the bushwalking club. He was actively involved in the club taking on the role of secretary and leading many of the club day walks around West Gippsland. He organised and led a number the club’s week away walks including to the Snowy Mountains, Mount Cole and Halls Gap. He most recently led the week away to Mount Buangor State Park (near Ararat) in October 2019.
The eulogies at his funeral service talked about how he was a caring, humble, enthusiastic and supportive person. We saw all of these attributes on display in his role with the bushwalking club. His contribution to the club was recognised in 2018 when he was awarded a life membership. He will be sadly missed by all club members.