Milton (Tony) Barlow, whose work in Canada encompassed a variety of corporate and social justice groups, died May 4 at age 62 in New York after a long battle with cancer. At the time of his death, he was serving on the National Episcopal Church’s Social Responsibility in Investments Committee and was an Episcopal Church representative on the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility.
His many contributions to the work of the church at all levels – parish, diocesan, national, international and “outside the walls” – stand as a tribute to his devotion and determination to help work to establish God’s reign on earth as it is in heaven. Tony is remembered for simply volunteering “Here I am. What can I do?” and then doing it with grace and style.
Among the many ways he served the church during his short years in Canada are: member of the first Anglican national EcoJustice Committee; representative to the international Anglican Peace and Justice Network; representative to the board of the Taskforce on the Churches and Corporate Responsibility; member of the Corporate Governance Committee and the Social Issues Committee; member of the Anglican Socially Responsible Investment Group; member of the board of the Social Investment Organization; member of the board of the Centre for Christian Studies; and member of the St. Clements’ parish working group on human sexuality.
His great curiosity about life led him to many and diverse travels and adventures, from the high Arctic to the Galapagos Islands.
From law, to finance, to fundraising, to theological studies, he exercised a life of faith and honest pursuit of truth, always encouraging his family and friends to join him in “the dance of life.”
A memorial service was held May 10 at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City. He is survived by his wife Priscilla Winn Barlow, of New York City, and his family.