It is with broken hearts that we, the family of Cecil James Barrett, 83 of Glace Bay announce that he passed away on March 11, 2017 at the Glace Bay General Hospital. He was a son of the late Sarah (MacLellan) and Samuel Barrett.
Cecil was born in Glace Bay. He worked in the mines for 12 years, then he became a member of Boilermakers Local 73.
He worked as a welder and boilermaker until he retired. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish.
Cecil is survived by his loving wife, Cecelia (Yates); son, Jim (Thelma); daughters, Jane Anne Barrett and Sheena Bach; granddaughters, Angela Deveaux, Kimberley Barrett, and Kristen and Julia Bach; great grandchildren, Chris (Olivia Colosimo) Deveaux and Sarah Deveaux. He is also survived by brother, Bobby Barrett; sister, Shirley (Allen) MacPherson; sisters in law, Coleen (Joe) Morrison and Janice Barrett; brother in law, Sonny Seward; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brothers, Wilfred, Ronnie, and Russell; sisters, Patricia and Joan; brothers in law, Thomas and Bobby Yates; sisters in law, Alice Seward and Marg Barrett; and son in law, Darryl Bach.
There will be visitation at 1:00pm with memorial service at 2:00pm on Friday, March 17, 2017 both in T.J. Tracey Memorial Chapel, 370 Reserve St, Glace Bay (902) 849-4199, with Father Norman MacPhee officiating. .
Donations in Cecil’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society.