James Barrett

James Alexander Barrett

Friday, June 23rd, 1944 - Saturday, June 1st, 2019
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Barrett, James Alexander.

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.

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Dennis Poloniato

Posted at 10:16am
Dear Mrs. Barrett,
I am so sorry to read of the passing of your husband James. Such a nice person to talk to. I did not know he liked photography and birds, he and I would have had a lot more to talk about.
Again, I am so sorry for your loss.
Dennis Poloniato

Kim Barrett

Posted at 07:18pm
Before he was a beloved Dad, Jim was a favourite uncle. One of my earliest memories is of Uncle Jim expressing interest in the details of my made-up game and getting down on the floor to play with me. He was an adult, but also, a big kid! This made a huge impression on little me and I loved him.

Jacquie Caccavella

Posted at 03:38pm
Jim and Judy (along with Andrea and Allison) were the first people we met when Bill and I moved to Guelph. After seeing what Tytler looked like, I was going to withdraw Christine from French Immersion, but Andrea was going to be in the same class so I figured that everything was okay. The girls travelled the public school system together and were good friends. Judy and Jim supported my family greatly when I was in the hospital for a long time and helped Bill with driving her to her lessons and beyond. Always there with a helping hand and so appreciated. I am sending my condolences to the family - they are in my thoughts and prayers.

Brenda Glass

Posted at 06:44pm
Dear Judy and Family
I heard from Betty about Jim's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. It was most enjoyable to share stories at the "RATS" luncheons since retirement. Jim, you and I taught on Aberfoyle Staff for varying amount of years. That seems so long ago.
All the memories of the past may comfort you in this time of sorrow. Maybe we'll see you at our future luncheons.
Brenda Glass

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