Obituary for Harry Barrett

Barrett, Harry Terrence – Passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on June 28, 2024, joining his beautiful wife Juanita.   Harry  leaves behind his youngest brother Rolly (Karen) and his 4 adored daughters Suzanne Powell (Brian), Kerry Slaughter (Art), Michelle Vesey (David), and Tracy Walton (Jack).  Harry was the cherished Grampa to grandchildren: Gavin (Melissa), Graham (Ashley), Arthur, Matthew (Maria), Eric (Patricia), Sean, Claire (Tyler) , Ian (Tiana), Kerry, Shannon (Ethan),  Ashley Allen, and great-grandpa to: Veronica , Callie, Dax, and a new one on the way.  

Harry had an honourable career serving our country in the Canadian Armed Forces, then the Civil Service. Harry will be remembered for the kindness he showed everyone and for his youthful energy.  He would often walk 10 km a day and actively participated in the many events hosted by his clubhouse and church. He would visit his daughters in Ottawa every other weekend, and often made trips to Manitoba and BC to visit his other daughters. Harry exhibited extreme delight with children and animals and often had treats with him for both. Treats could be found in unexpected places where only children or pets would find. He loved to take cruises; was fortunate to take a cruise last summer and was planning the next one. He was a genuinely sweet, generous, and happy man; people just liked to be around him. He had an infectious laugh that left an impression! Harry was fit and healthy until the last year of his life.

Harry’s funeral will be held on Monday July 8, 2024 at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 4333 Bath Road Kingston. Visitation at 11 am, Funeral 12:00 pm, followed by a reception in the Church hall. Harry will then be laid to rest in Cataraqui Cemetery at 3 pm for those who wish to attend. The funeral will be livestreamed on the St. Peter’s Anglican Church Facebook and YouTube pages.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Reverend Ryan Deyo, the many special care givers, specifically Dr. Goindi, Dr. Wilson, nurses Linda and Anna and PSW Brian.

Memorial donations can be made to St. Peter’s Anglican Church.

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