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Irwin Barker

Irwin Barker

(1952 – 2010)

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Irwin Barker

Irwin Barker
(1952 – 2010)

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Irwin Barker

(1952 – 2010)
About Irwin
This is an online memorial dedicated to Irwin Barker. Irwin Barker was a Canadian comedian and writer. He wrote for This Hour Has 22 Minutes and The Rick Mercer Report, and was nominated for four Gemini Awards as a writer and one as stand-up performer for his 2005 performance at the Halifax comedy Festival. Irwin Barker was also nominated for three Writers’ Guild of Canada Screenwriter’s awards, and won the award in 2008. He was also a regular writer and contributor for CBC Radio's The Debaters.
In June 2007, Irwin Barker was diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma, a rare type of terminal cancer. He joked that his doctor had given him twelve months to live, "but my lawyer says he can get it down to eight".
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About Irwin
/>After his diagnosis, he was active as an inspirational speaker on how he used humour as a vital coping mechanism in his personal fight against cancer. He was a headline performer at numerous cancer fundraisers, as well as a keynote speaker for conferences dealing with cancer and palliative care.
His first year of cancer treatment was the subject of a CTV documentary entitled “That’s My Time.” The documentary debuted at the 2008 Atlantic Film Festival and was nationally televised in September 2008.
Reactions to Irwin Barker’s presentations on comedy and cancer have been overwhelmingly positive. In Irwin Barker's own words. “Cancer has my body but not my spirit, and I’ll
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continue to make jokes, not so much about cancer, but in spite of it.”
Unfortunately, on the 21st June 2010, Irwin lost his battle with cancer and passed away. This is a tribute dedicated to his life and his bravery. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 22nd Jul 2010
Valeri Brown
wrote:
Irwin was my big brother. We had a very special bond and when he died he took a piece of my heart with him. I will always love him and be forever grateful that I had him in my life.
Remembrance Messages
On 23rd Jun 2010
Connie S
wrote:
He was a wonderful man, a true inspiration. He will be missed.
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Irwin Barker

This is an online memorial dedicated to Irwin Barker. Irwin Barker was a Canadian comedian and writer. He wrote for This Hour Has 22 Minutes and The Rick Mercer Report, and was nominated for four Gemini Awards as a writer and one as stand-up performer for his 2005 performance at the Halifax comedy Festival. Irwin Barker was also nominated for three Writers’ Guild of Canada Screenwriter’s awards, and won the award in 2008. He was also a regular writer and contributor for CBC Radio's The Debaters.
In June 2007, Irwin Barker was diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma, a rare type of terminal cancer. He joked that his doctor had given him twelve months to live, "but my lawyer says he can get it down to eight".

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