Barry Copeland Obituary, Death – Subject: In Memoriam – Remembering Our Founder, Barry Copeland Dear Prestige Audio Family, It is with profound sorrow and heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of our beloved Founder, Barry Copeland. Barry departed from us on Sunday, September 17th, after valiantly battling a brief illness. He leaves behind a legacy that will forever be etched in our hearts.
Barry was not only a visionary entrepreneur but also a cherished son, a dedicated father to three remarkable sons, and a joyful grandfather to two delightful grandchildren. His presence extended far beyond the professional realm, touching the lives of countless friends who will dearly miss him.
In his professional journey, Barry blazed a trail of innovation. Beginning in the realm of Car Audio AV, he was an integral part of a team that redefined industry standards, consistently pushing the boundaries of what was technologically feasible. His pioneering spirit led him to the world of Residential Smart Homes and Cinemas during a time when such concepts were in their infancy. Barry’s ingenuity shone brightly as he crafted Prestige Audio’s early smart home systems, utilizing innovative relay technology.
Barry Copeland was one of the earliest proponents of Smart Home technology in the United Kingdom, earning accolades and recognition throughout his career. His expertise encompassed Crestron and Lutron systems when they were first introduced in the UK market. His relentless pursuit of excellence, even in the face of challenges, earned him numerous prestigious awards.
On a personal level, Barry was an embodiment of loyalty and infectious positivity. His banter and warm demeanor never failed to bring smiles to our faces. He served as a role model to his family, industry peers, and all of us here at Prestige, embodying the values we hold dear.
As we gather our shattered hearts and remember the profound impact Barry had on our lives, we extend our deepest condolences to his family. In this time of mourning, let us come together to celebrate the remarkable life of a true visionary, a beloved family member, and a dear friend. Barry’s spirit will forever remain alive within us, inspiring us to reach for the stars and continue his legacy.
With heartfelt sympathy,
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