In Memory of




Obituary for John "Jackie" Barrett

It is with deep sorrow that we announce today the passing of our beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather, Jackie Barrett on Tuesday Nov 1st at Western Long-term care at the age of 94.

He will be remembered with love by his children: Annie (Mike), Robert (Zana) & Andrew (Rhonda); Grandchildren: Andrea (Carl), Michael (Marcelle), Peter (Lindsay), Jackie (Mandy), Jamie (Jennifer), Hannah (Charlie), Steven (Kora) & Mathew (Ashley) and his 11 great grandchildren; Brother-in-law: Arch (Gertie) Young and Sister-in-law: Hilda Young. He will be remembered by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He is predeceased by his loving wife of 72 years: Enid Eileen (Young) Barrett; sister: Frances (Rhodie) Smith: his parents: William and Mary Barrett; daughter-in-law: Jeannee Barrett; brother-in-law: Raymond Young and sister-in-law: Millicent (Peter) Morey.

-Music and Friends- Two things father and mother loved. Who would have ever thought we could have our father with us for 94 Years? Thru good times and bad, for 94 years?

From teaching, which he loved, to the students that he gave his life to. He never forgot. He never missed a day teaching. When he wasn’t teaching, his passion was his community and his church. A lay reader for over 60 years, he probably spent more time in the Pulpit than most ministers.

Fishing was another of his passions. As soon as school was out, the boat, ANROAN, or as the Bay de Verde crowd called her, The Bully, slipped her moorings in Spaniards Bay, and headed out. Long days in the Tickle, by Baccalieu Island and the mainland, hauling fish over the side, he loved and NEVER complained.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 70 years, was Master of Lodge Harbour Grace. We remember him and Grandfather heading out every month with their Little Bags under their arms and us never knowing where they were going.

He served on the Board of directors of the Carbonear General Hospital and was the local Justice of the Peace where he helped so many people with all their issues. From doing wills to being executor, he was always there to help friends, family, and all people. He turned no one away.

His love for the outdoors, what can I say, I never saw him kill a moose but he loved the woods. Reflecting back, I know the time with his family was what he wanted and got. As soon as the season was over, he started planning the next years trip. Salmon fishing, standing in the river with his favourite fly, the Red Devil, telling us how to fish because he was good at that. He loved it!

The most important, besides his family, was his love of this little community, Bishops Cove. No matter where he was, he never changed the time on his watch, always Newfoundland Time, and he couldn’t wait to get back home.

You’re home now Fadder, up on the hill with Mudder, looking at Mad Rock. Not to worry any more. You’re at peace with yourself back in Bishop’s Cove. Rest in peace, look after Mudder. We will strive to keep going and we will always remember your passions.

-Music and Friends-

Special thanks to the professional and compassionate care of the doctors and nursing staff on the second floor, Shore View of Western Long-term care where he resided for the last two years. Also, Collingwood Downs Retirement Residence, Clarke’s Beach and Bay Roberts Retirement Centre.

Visitation will be held at Slade’s Funeral Home, Upper Island Cove, from 2-4 P.M. and 7-9 P.M. Thursday November 3rd. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church Cemetery Fund.

The funeral service will be held Friday Nov 4th at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Bryant’s Cove at 11am with Rev. Scott Winsor and Rev. Arch Young. The Interment will follow at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Cemetery, Bishops Cove.

By family request, Masks WILL be required at church and the funeral home.

Condolences may be written to the family at: , on the Memory Wall section of the obituary. For further information please call Slade’s Funeral Home, Upper Island Cove at 589-2250.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Slade’s Funeral Home, serving Carbonear, Upper Island Cove, Bay Roberts, Spaniard’s Bay and surrounding areas.