You know, you go through life with a last name like Barefoot, and it’s easy to feel pretty unique. I mean, how many Barefoots do you know?
I was surprised, then, to hear that the new chair of the Fraser Health Authority is named Gordon Barefoot:
Barefoot, a former Terasen Gas executive who has sat on the FHA board as a director since the fall will replace Purchase.
Barefoot sits on the board of Nventa Biopharmaceuticals Corp, a firm developing treatments for viral infections and cancer, and is a former partner at Ernst & Young.
Here’s the weird thing. My father’s name is Gordon. He’s Gordon Barefoot. Just not that Gordon Barefoot. What are the odds?
I suppose it’s not that weird. Gordon was a pretty popular name for my dad’s generation, and there apparently nine Barefoot households in BC alone (11 in Alberta, 22 in Ottawa, none in Quebec).