[CanLyme Note: Gwen contracted Lyme disease many years ago and was a well spoken activist who despised the double-talk and arrogance of the bureaucrats who have misled Canadians for years on Lyme disease. She was a great friend and ally of the Lyme community and will be deeply missed.]
Vancouver Sun by Stephanie Ip Published on: June 23, 2017
Gwen Barlee, a longtime environmental activist with one of B.C.’s leading wilderness preservation groups, died Thursday.
Barlee had been battling cancer for about a year, according to Ecojustice executive director Devon Page. She had recently been on leave from her post as national policy director with the Wilderness Committee, the largest membership-based wilderness preservation group in the country.
“Gwen was a good friend. She started at the Wilderness Committee at the same time I started at Ecojustice and was my client for nine years. But, I know she worked with so many people.” said Page in an email shared with Postmedia News.