Please visit the new home of Majikthise at

« Big Muddy | Main | The Year of Living Biblically »

September 29, 2007

Barry L. Beyerstein (1947-2007): Celebrating a life well-lived

Memorial for Barry L. Beyerstein

    Wednesday, October 3, 2007
    4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Diamond Alumni Center at Simon Fraser University
    Burnaby, BC

    Contact: beyerstein [at]

Instead of a funeral, we opted for a public celebration of Barry's life. The SFU psychology department graciously offered to host the final send-off. I would like to invite those who knew and loved my father to join us in honoring his memory.

Simon Fraser University has set up a memorial fund in Dad's honor. The hope is to raise enough money to set up an endowed chair in his name. Alternatively, the fund will help support deserving SFU students in their quests for knowledge.

To make a contribution, please visit the official SFU donations page. Follow these instructions to ensure that your gift is processed correctly: In the "Gift Information" section, you will be asked for a designation, choose "Arts and Sciences" from the dropdown menu. In the box marked "optional" type in "Barry Beyerstein Memorial Fund".

If you would like to leave a remembrance on the memorial thread, please do so. We will print the comments and bind them as part of the guest book. Thanks to all those who have shared their condolences and memories with us.


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Barry L. Beyerstein (1947-2007): Celebrating a life well-lived:


You make me wish I had known your Dad.


Wish I could be there, but I have too many obligations here to attend. Money to get there is also a problem. I'm sure it will be a nice memorial.

What a wonderful idea, Lindsay, and how meaningful for you and everyone else who loved him. I wish I could be there just to hear what I missed.

He was to young to go.

I never knew your dad, but I've read enough about him to know this: The world is a better place for having had him in it. It's not just a matter of being a good person, but of helping others to become better people.

My condolences . . . may you manifest his spirit with each passing day . . .

In that photo you both look so happy, so proud- it gets me very emotional to "grok" the event from each of your perspectives. I see your life's work has become a reflection of all the good things he hoped for you.

Lindsay, you have a good heart and a brilliant mind. Of all your Dad's accomplishments, you are his greatest.

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and memories of him with us.

The comments to this entry are closed.