Photos: Hundreds gather to remember teacher Lynn Barnicle

Thanks to Arbor Heights Elementary teacher Mark Ahlness for sharing photos from Sunday’s Camp Long memorial in honor of his fellow AH teacher Lynn Barnicle. As reported here last week, leukemia took Ms. Barnicle’s life a week earlier; she was just 50 years old. Friends, family and colleagues were invited to the park to share memories as well as music:

Mark shares:

Many spoke about her caring and loving life, filled with passion for exploring, learning, teaching, and creating. It was truly moving to see and speak with so many who were touched by her life, and every person there felt blessed to have had that experience. Her brother spoke about one of her favorite poems, which she would be very happy to know that people were reading, “The Peace of Wild Things” by Wendell Berry.

You can see Mark’s Flickr set with other photos here; some have been added to this website where she and others had written during her leukemia battle. It’s expected that a memorial will be held at the school in the fall as well, so that students can pay tribute to the beloved fifth-grade teacher.

2 Replies to "Photos: Hundreds gather to remember teacher Lynn Barnicle"

  • pam August 3, 2009 (6:01 pm)

    It was a beautiful memorial – celebrating a wonderful life. So proud of Colin and Danny and how they handled the entire ceremony.

  • Penny August 5, 2009 (1:29 pm)

    I was deeply touched by the out pouring of love, laughter, and hope in the conversations with so many in remembering Lynn. She will be with us in spirit at we begin the new school year.

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