A celebration of life has been planned for Barb McLintock, the former journalist and coroner who passed away on Dec. 29, 2018.
The service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15 in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, located at 4665 Falaise Drive in Saanich.
McLintock, 68, died from complications from thyroid cancer, which was recently diagnosed. Her death prompted an outpouring on condolences and tributes from journalists, doctors, politicians and others.
The world has lost a wonderful soul. Barb McLintock was a superior journalist and public servant. I will miss her blue ribbon photography at the Luxton Fall Fair. Condolences to her many friends.
— John Horgan (@jjhorgan) December 29, 2018
I’m at a loss today to find words to express what Barb McLintock meant to me professionally and as a friend with unwavering support and encouragement. Her sudden passing leaves me sad but I feel so fortunate to have worked with her in transition. Rest In Peace Barb
— Andy Watson (@AndyWatsonBC) December 29, 2018
In 1973, McLintock was just one of two women in the press gallery at the B.C. legislature. She was She is being remembered as one of B.C.’s most legendary reporters. She was a trailblazer for women in journalism.
McLintock is also remembered for her work with the B.C. Coroners Service for 14 years. She joined in 2004 as an investigating coroner and later became the first coroner of strategic programs, which included media relations and communications. She retired in February 2017 but returned on a part-time basis a few months later.
Her personal interests included working with choirs around the province and the Girl Guides of Canada. She also adored horses and had a passion for knitting.