Donald James Barrett

Donald James Barrett

Donald James Barrett

October 5, 1944 ~ September 8, 2015

Donald James Barrett, a resident of Swan Valley Lodge, passed away after a lengthy illness at the age of 70 years.

He was married to his sweetheart Bunny (Irene) nee Rand, in Edmonton Alberta on November 4, 1967.

The couple settled in Creston, and operated a fruit farm for many years. Don was a certified electrician and wired all his kids’ houses, and many relatives’ and friends’ homes as well.

Don also worked as a cable technician, operated the Valley Drive Inn, and for a time operated Tivoli Theatre. He enjoyed serving his community by televising the Blossom Festival parade, Queen Pageant, and weekly bingo. He was also involved in televising the annual Minor Hockey auction. His most important job was as a chauffeur for his kids and grandkids.

Don was predeceased by his mother and father Ernie and Sophie Barrett, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Bunny; daughters Candi Huscroft (Denis), Donna Maatz (Karl) of Creston, Marlaine Tremblay (Martin) of Meadow Creek, BC; and several cousins, uncles and aunts. He is also survived by ten grandchildren: Ashtyn, Logan, Brielle, Braedyn, Dakota, Talon, Jacy, Leeza, Jesalyn and Austin.

Services were held at G.F. Oliver Funeral Chapel on Monday, September 14, 2015 with Pastor Harry Haverstock officiating.

During the services, a video display of memories celebrating Don’s beautiful life was created by his daughters.

Soloist Audrey Bisset sang “In the Garden”, Don’s favourite hymn. Refreshments were served by the Lutheran ladies.

Memorial contributions in Don’s name may be made to: Therapeutic Riding, c/o CDSCL, Box 1820, Creston, BC V0B 1G0 or to Swan Valley Equipment Fund, Box 1880 Creston BC, V0B 1G0.

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