James Alexander Barrett
Friday, June 23rd, 1944 – Saturday, June 1st, 2019
It is with great sadness that the family of James (Jim) Barrett announces his
passing on Saturday June 1, 2019 at the age of 74. Son of the late H.J.H. (Tim) Barrett and the late Dorothy MacPherson. Beloved husband of Judith. Cherished father of Allison (Robert) and Andrea (Erich). Adored grandfather of Ryan, Matthew and Sophie. Dear brother of Peter (Karen) and of the late Michael (Terry), special brother-in-law to John (Elizabeth) and devoted uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Jim was a long time teacher at Aberfoyle Public School and touched the lives of many. The original handyman, Jim could always be counted on to fix anything, and did so in the most creative of ways. He was a lifelong bird lover and took great pleasure in feeding the wildlife on his property. He was known to pay regular visits to the feed store to keep the birds of Puslinch in gourmet style. A talented amateur photographer, his pictures of nature with a bird hidden somewhere within were notorious within his family. He had a joke and a smile for every occasion and his sense of humour will be greatly missed.
In keeping to his wishes, cremation has taken place and no service will be held. A visitation with the family will be held on Sunday, June 9th from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon St., Guelph.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice.
The ones who love us never really leave us.