DAVID BARKWAY: Engaged on a Ski
was a rising star in the Toronto managing director of BMO
Nesbitt Burns, the Bank of Montreal's investment firm,
was not all business. He was known on Bay Street in
Toronto for his determination to improve his golf game,
his cigars and his practical jokes. Colleagues would
return from lunch to find a flashing message on their
computer screen that was impossible to delete. He became
engaged in 1996 on a ski slope presenting a diamond ring
to Cindy McLennan after they had both taken a spill in
Mrs. Barkway, who is pregnant with the couple's second
child, accompanied her husband on his final business trip
to New York and was on her way to SoHo when the World
Trade Center was attacked. Mr. Barkway, 34, had an
appointment at Cantor Fitzgerald.
If the baby is a girl, Mrs. Barkway said, she will
have to name her Zoe. "That's the name my husband
wanted," she said, "I wasn't that keen on it, but he's
going to get his way."
In Greek, she recently learned, Zoe means "life."