Barry Wecker

Barry Wecker



Hard to believe that 50 years have gone by! Still actively practicing medicine in NW New Brunswick and keeping up with my overseas projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo with PROLASA International. When not working I enjoy hiking, climbing mountains, canoeing, photography, tennis, exploring new places, and spending time with family and friends.

My family: Married to Alberta (Pumphrey). We have four children. Russell and his wife Lee Han who have two boys– Nathanael and Sebastyen. They are moving in June from the Philippines to Hong Kong. Sarah and her husband Quentin live in Vancouver, Washington and they have two children DeLuca and Tristan. Lakin and his wife Anita live in Calgary. Our daughter, Melissa, also lives in Calgary.

My work: Active Family Practice in NW New Brunswick since returning home from Africa in 1987. Also rector of the University of Idjwi in the DRCongo and Project Director for PROLASA International in the DRCongo.

Change I wish to see in the world: A world-wide ban on single-use plastics. A 75% reduction in the use of fossil fuels. A world-wide ban on Glyphosate! Monsanto going bankrupt!

My life motto: To fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run.

Where I turn for inspiration: The life of Jesus as exemplified by some phenomenal people — Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa and many others.

Most interesting place I travelled to since high school:  I have had the privilege of travelling extensively — I have visited 164 countries around the world. The most interesting places are: Bhutan, Myanmar, Patagonia & New Zealand.

Trait I admire most in a person: Wisdom and Other-centredness

Favourite CUC moment: Getting Mr. Bowett talking about his trip to Europe.

The books on my bedside table are: Arctic Journal & J’ai serré la main du diable

Song that reminds me most of our senior year: Proud Mary / In the Ghetto

Song that always puts me in a good mood:  All of ABBA

My next big project: Overland from Singapore to Nordkapp

CUC teacher I wish to honor: Teacher — Ralph Seland

Advice I would give to a graduating senior: Never put off until tomorrow the things that are most meaningful to you.