To all BDR Family members:
It is with extremely heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Barry Burnett. Barry touched the lives of many throughout our industry and beyond. He was a success as a father, friend, mentor, and business owner. His knowledge and experiences were the bedrock on which BDR was built.
The passion that Barry exhibited in everything he did was something to be marveled at. If he couldn’t get you excited about your potential and the possibilities for your business, he felt he hadn’t done his job. As a trainer, coach, and mentor, he put his heart and soul into elevating our industry. He and BDR have positively impacted the success of thousands of companies and individuals over the last 40+ years.
Barry considered BDR’s clients and internal team members to be his extended family. At different times, he laughed, cried, hugged, fished, rode Harleys, and most importantly, celebrated with each of us. We treasure the time we spent with him and will miss his presence every day.
One of our clients shared a quote with us this weekend that felt appropriate for this difficult period. It is from the Scottish poet, Thomas Campbell: “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” Barry will always remain alive in our hearts and forever be a part of BDR. As a united family, we celebrate the life of the man who meant so much to each of us in true Barry fashion: WAHOO!
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