Whitney Reece Barham
Passed on September 11, 2022
October 16th, 1986 – September 11th, 2022 Peacefully at 5:45 am on Sunday morning September 11th, Whitney passed away in her mother’s arms at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg.
Whitney was predeceased by her Grandparents Ed and Sheila Barham and Albert and Ombra Reece. Her cousin Lorri, Uncle Jerry and Uncle Buddy and Aunty Joanne.
She will be forever missed by her parents Lance and Grace Barham, sister and best friend Jessica Barham, her brother-in-law Jeff Grondin and niece Aubrey. Her fiancé Travis and his children: Logan, Connor, Ben and Isabella.
She is also survived by her many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Her Cousin Jayme shared a special relationship with Whitney.
Her military family was large and was a very important part of her short life.
Whitney’s military career allowed her to visit 36 different countries from South America to Northern Africa and countless points in between. Receiving many accolades along the way for her contributions.
After sailing the high seas for many years Whitney wanted to be closer to her family. When offered a position in Winnipeg with the military, she was happy to move back home.
More recently Whitney met Travis McNichol and his four children. Mom was Whitney’s new role and something that she cherished. Filling a void in both her life and theirs.
A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday, September 20th 2022 at 2:00 pm at the Teulon-Rockwood Centennial Centre in Teulon, Manitoba.
I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of such a beautiful person inside and out. I remember meeting Whitney for the very first time in grade school. She was always so nice to everyone around her. She was a light to many people. She will be missed.
My time with you on board HMCS Ottawa will never be forgotten, as well as our time at rifflandia when we partied hard when we got to see Everlast play. You were a beaming ray of love and energy and touched everyone around you. You will missed dear friend. Fair winds and calm seas sailor.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Whitney was a true bundle of energy and I am honoured to have served with you. Our deployment on HMCS Winnipeg in 2009 was a highlight and you were a big part of that. You brought joy to us all who sailed the seas with you. Rest easy angel.
From the time we met Lance & Grace in Crescent Cree Park and then each member of your family we have felt the love and kindness of all of you--- ONE Beautiful Family. Now that Whitney is no longer present in body we know she will always be remembered as a beautiful person inside and outside. Always Caring as she participated in so many good ways to country, family, friends, and acquaintances. We consider it to be an HONOR to have known her even this short time. Yes, she will be missed by many people; but, your family is strong and hopefully knowing that others care will give you more strength. We pray God will give you strength and courage to endure such a hardship that words cannot express. We never know when and we never know why; but we do know packed in this short time of Whitney's life she gave love, received love, and fulfilled many activities that some could only wish to accomplish in a much longer life. Please accept our condolences and support throughout this difficult time. We are willing to help in anyway and anytime. We are only a phone call away. REST IN PEACE, WHITNEY.
Leonard and Josie Lindley
I am so very sorry to hear of Whitney’s passing. I knew her as the sweetest little girl in K class. She grew up and found an amazing career. My deepest sympathy to your family.
Grace, Lance and Jessica and family. How shocking to read the passing of Whitney. My memories of her from Morris was she was tiny and spunky. What a full career she had! My sincere sympathy to you all. Keep talking about Whitney as your memories will keep her alive. I am so very sorry for your loss. Thinking and praying for you all.
I have such fond memories of growing up with Whitney at Morris School. Although we lost touch since then, I am so saddened to hear of her passing and my thoughts are with her family and friends. Rest In Peace Whitney.
Jocelyne Halbert (Chartier)
I can't believe you are gone. I have so many beautiful, hilarious memories of you. As teenagers we spent so much time together; band trips, jazz band, parties. As adults we didn't see as much of one another, but when we spoke or saw each other, it was like no time had passed at all. I love you Whitney. Rest easy my girl. ❤️
Cassandra Anderson (Sinclair)
Sending hugs and heartfelt condolences. There are no words but I know your heart ♥️ is broken.
Lynne and Robert Schultz
Grace, you might remember me from Anola School where I knew you and Whitney. I was shocked and am so very sorry to hear of your loss today. I'll always remember her being chosen to play the taps at our Remembrance Day services in school. She was a lovely young woman. May she rest in peace
Whitney had the biggest heart. We worked together at 17 wing, and it was always a fun day when she came into the kitchen. She will be truly missed and well remembered by everyone whose lives she touched. My deepest condolences to her family. Fair winds and following seas
My sweet Whitney, I have so many memories of our time together. I remember your days as our Mess Manager at 17 Wing to our days at Recruiting. Everything you did was 100% I know you fought to the end my girl. Rest easy my girl. Love you always 💓 Dani
Although I only met Whitney for a brief time, she will be missed.
Grace, Lance & Jess I am so very sorry to hear about Whitney, my deepest sympathies.
Lance, Grace , Jessica and all the family. Heartfelt thoughts go out to you in this time of sorrow. Thinking of you and sending love and hugs. May warm memories of Whitney help you through this difficult time. Doug and Kathy Hughes
I will miss you so much! You were a great friend and co-worker. Missing All our chats, joking around and FaceTimes already. I’ll never be able to go to the range without remembering the time you thought you needed to rest your eye on the sight and sent me a picture of your black eye the next day. I have a million memories like that of your goofy self just doing you, but that one always makes me smile and laugh so much. I love you my girl! Until we meet again! - Ashley Panteluk
You are missed by us and all of your recruiting family. Deepest sympathy. -Dylan & Teena
Lance , Grace and Family, I'm very sorry to hear about Whitney. May you take comfort with family and friends around you at this difficult time.
Grace & Lance, Jess & Jeff, Sending you my deepest condolences I am so very sorry to hear of this loss. Find comfort in all the memories made over the years ❤️ Sending you love and light xoxo
My heartfelt sympathy to you on the loss of Whitney. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. May your happy memories give you peace and comfort during this challenging time. Sending thoughts, prayers and love to all who knew and loved her.
A good friend And great co-worker. My Condolences to her family and friends. Fair Winds and Following Seas.
To say she will be missed is an understatment. I have known her my entire career, she was an amazing friend, mentor and supervisor to all, going above an beyond for everyone. She messaged me recently to ask how thing were with the family and it was like no time had passed. My Wife and kids are also saddened by her loss, taken long before her time. May she rest peacefully. Until we all meet again. Condolences from myself and my family to everyone affected by this loss. Fair Winds and Following Seas.
Justin Morrison and Family
So sorry for your loss, Lance, Grace & Jessica. We are thinking of you at this very difficult time.
Lloyd & Delores Steg
To know her was to love her. She was a genuine, compassionate person who had all the patience in the world to help anyone in need. I consider myself very lucky to have been one of many to call her my friend. Whitney when I hear a Tragically Hip song I will always think of you, especially your laugh. My deepest condolences to the family and many friends for the loss of our beautiful Whitney.
Lance , Grace and Family, We are so sorry to hear about Whitney. May you take comfort in the family and friends around you at this difficult time. Love and prayers to you all. Sonny & Arlie
Whitney was such an incredible person. We had a great friendship in our younger years and somehow reconnected several times after that. Most recently, I organized the Royal Canadian Army to send two people to come to my school to inspire students to choose this as a career path. Well, Whitney and I reconnected again as she walked through the door, except we were both in our 30s now and had a good laugh about how we had grown up and had gray hair. She bragged about being an Auntie as one of her favourite titles she’s ever had. She continued to come to my school over the last 3 years, even through the Covid 19 pandemic. She inspired many of our students. I will never forget her contagious laugh and her ability to look at the bright side. Condolences to Grace, Lance and Jessica. Thinking of all you during this difficult time.
Jennifer Collette (Landry)
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful daughter Whitney .Wishing you strength and comfort during this difficult time. Marg. Rideout
Grace, Lance and family, We are so very sorry to learn of Whitney’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers to all. May you be blessed with the strength to carry on during this very sad time.
Jim & Gloria Yaremkiewich
Her kind heart, laugh and adorable freckles will never be forgotten. I am so very shocked and sorry to hear about Whitney passing. Sending love to you Grace, Lance and Jessica.
Lance , Grace , Jessica & all of your family , our prayers are with you all , May God hold you a little tighter , Our Prayers are with you ❤️🙏 Judy Burt
My sincerest condolences. She was such an amazing person. I'll always remember our laughter and goofiness. She made me feel like family. She was my first friend on board HMCS Winnipeg. I will always remember you Whitney!
Lance and Grace, I am so very sorry to learn of Whitney’s passing. I know how extremely proud you were of her many accomplishments. Your love for Whitney and Jessica was so profound and the memories you have will be even more special. May the love and support of your family and friends help you in the days ahead. Love and prayers to you all. Patti Charison
I am so very very sorry for your loss. Whitney was adorable and I loved babysitting her and Jessica. We’d have so much fun by the creek and when they’d walk over to play. My entire family and I send our most sincerest condolences and I will be thinking of you. May her spirit soar free, may her body rest peacefully, and may the love of others around you help carry you through this most difficult time.
Lee-Anne Taylor (Mikey Taylor down country road)
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