Passed peacefully away on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital surrounded by his loving family, Harold Matthew Barrett, age 83 years. Predeceased by his parents Harold and Olive (Noseworthy) and brother, Donald. Leaving to mourn loving wife Catherine Eckert-Maret; his children: Gregg (Jennifer), Glenn, Mark (Joanne) and Jennifer (David); their mother Betty; grandchildren: Alex, Katie (Mark), Michael, Andrew and Michelle; step children Elysia (Jason) and André (Tiffany); step grandchildren: Aymon, Priya and Dakota; brother, David (Virgina) and sister, Sonia Mathis, sister in-law Clara. Also many other relatives and friends.
Harold had an extensive career during his lifetime working with Royal Bank of Canada, with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Regional Manager with Adjusters and Appraisers Ltd, Partner with Bar-Wood Insurance and Executive Director and Senior Vice President of Crosbie Reed Stenhouse Ltd. He was a member of the House of Assembly, District of St. John’s, West, Minister of Department of Development and Tourism (Peckford Administration), Minister of Finance (Rideout Administration). Worked as Business Consultant during early 90’s and as CME Export Director Newfoundland and Labrador Boat Builders from 1994 till present time.
He was also involved with the Boy Scouts of Canada as a Committee member of 1St Andrews Group, as a Rover Scout Leader and as St. John’s District Commissioner and Regional Commissioner.
He was Commodore of the Newfoundland Cruising Club and of the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club. Involved with Sailing Venue Canada and the Newfoundland Summer Games.
Special thank you to the staff of 4 West at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital for their care and support.
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