Murray G. Barrett
It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Murray George Barrett, age 80, loving father, grandfather, brother and friend on Friday, December 13, 2019, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Halifax on May 20, 1939, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Willamena (Lee) Barrett.
In his earlier years Murray apprenticed at the Halifax Shipyards as a machinist. Later he was employed with the Canadian Coast Guard as a marine engineer, eventually completing the examination for Marine Engineer First Class. He was aboard the Canadian Coast Guard vessel the Sir John A. MacDonald which escorted the oil tanker Manhattan as it navigated the Northwest Passage at the arctic circle in 1969. He was employed by Marine Atlantic having various duties, including serving as project manager overseeing the construction of the M.V. Caribou. He retired from Marine Atlantic after 26 years of service. Murray was passionate about gardening and loved to cook.
Murray is survived by his life partner Madeleine (St Pierre) Barrett, Coxheath, his three children Daniel George Barrett, Bonnyville, AB, Carolyn (Sid) Meloney, Toronto, Bruce Steve Barrett, Toronto, two grand daughters Lauren and Kendall Meloney, two sisters Joanne (Mike) McGrath, Halifax, Nancy (Gary) Longard, Dartmouth.
Besides his parents Murray was predeceased by his son Patrick Murray Barrett.
Visitation for Murray will be held 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. No funeral service will be held. Memorial donations may be sent to the Northside Harbour View Hospital Foundation, 520 Purves St, North Sydney, B2A 3M4. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.wjdooley.com .
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