When longtime Barriere resident Brian Knowles Lodge succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease on January 7 of this year, he left family and many close friends to mourn his passing.
Brian was well loved by them; and as a result they wanted to honour his life in a meaningful way to remember him by.
With that in mind, Brian’s daughter, Louise Lodge, suggested paying tribute to her father’s life in the Investor’s Group Walk For Memories that was to held in Barriere on Jan. 25.
Louise was still in Barriere at the time, but was returning to her job as a school sports coordinator in Cairo, Egypt, before the Walk was to take place.
However, before she left, Louise and a group of Brian’s close friends formed ‘Team Brian’ to take part in the Walk.
Louise then asked Audrey Rilcoe (Barriere’s newest Citizen of the Year) to be the captain of the team as she would be back in Cairo at that time.
On her arrival in Cairo, Louise quickly formed another Team Brian there with friends and students. They also Walked For Memories, raising just over $1,500 in her Dad’s name to be added to the money raised by their sister group in Barriere.
“I was honored to be asked to look after everything that had to be done for the Walk,” said Audrey, “We all wore with pride our Team Brian shirts that had been made by Louise, and I am very proud of our two groups who came together and raised more than $2,500 in Brian’s name to go towards making Alzheimer’s become a curable disease.”