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The long-term plan, he said, was to grow the success of the
paper so more New Zealand-like trips would be possible.
Said long-time friend and Pique columnist Michel Beaudry: “
Kathy Barnett loved her mountain home with a deep and abiding
passion. In everything she did she always managed to hold Whistler’s best
interests above her own personal needs and wants.”
Whistler Mayor Ken Melamed said Barnett’s death would be felt
throughout the community.
“In this tragedy, Whistler has suffered an immense loss to
the community,” he said.
“She could always be relied upon to lend her personal and
professional support and business acumen to many worthwhile causes and
initiatives and was a great supporter of the arts.
“Kathy will always be remembered by councils past and
present and municipal staff for her integrity and her devotion to her friends
Indeed the chance to be part of Whistler was a driving force
for Barnett. When she was awarded the Business Person the Year award in 2002,
she had this to say: “It is an honour because it’s not just about business, this
award indicated involvement in the community, mentorship, all of those things.
The great part about living in a town like Whistler is that you can be
Memorial details will be released as they become