Nelson Barrett

Nelson Barrett

October 25th, 1933 October 1st, 2019

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Obituary for Nelson Howard "Hank" Barrett

It is with a heavy heart that we say farewell to our dearly loved Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle, Grandfather and Friend. Nelson Howard “Hank” passed away peacefully on Monday, October 1st, 2019 at the age of 85 years surrounded by his family. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Kim, Tim (Laurie), Cheryl, Brent (Kerry); grandchildren, Travis, Alicia (Dan), Kiersten (Ryan), Joshua (Steph), Kendra (Mark) and Michael (Jaylene); Brothers, Roger, Cecil (Roma) and Bob (Aldean); Sister, Joan (Nick); numerous Nieces and Nephews; and extended family and friends. Nelson was predeceased by his loving wife, Elaine; parents, Reg and Edith; infant son, Scott; and seven siblings. Nelson was born October 25th, 1933 and raised in Portage La Prairie, MB where he married Elaine MacKey, his high school sweetheart on May 19th, 1954. After a distinguished career of 28 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, he retired with the rank of Major and went on to a second career with the ALBERTA Energy Company retiring at the end of 1995. Nelson was very much a “people person” and was a dedicated member of the Redcliff Legion. A great family man, he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, extended family and friends. The family would like to express their appreciation for the excellent care and compassion given to our loved one by the team of nurses, doctors and administrative staff of the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Monday, October 7th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Members of the Redcliff Legion Branch #6 will conduct a Poppy Service for their comrade. A private interment will be held at Redcliff Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Hank's memory may be made to the Poppy Fund, c/o Redcliff Royal Canadian Legion Branch #6, 302 Broadway Avenue West, Redcliff, AB T0J 2P0. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Nelson Barrett.

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Service Details

  • Service

    October 7th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel
    1 Dunmore Road SE
    Medicine Hat, AB
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    October 7th, 2019
    Gary W. Goran
  • Reception

    October 7th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Redcliff Royal Canadian Legion
    302 Broadway Avenue East
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    October 7th, 2019

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Cam Mc Nish

our deepest condolences from Cam & Beryl McNish grew up in his neighbourhood in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba
Comment | Posted at 12:36am via Condolence

Bob Chamberlain

Served with Hank.Went to Army Staff College together in Kingston 1968-1969. Also replaced him as DCO 2 RCHA in 1979. RIP my friend. Bob Chamberlain.
Comment | Posted at 10:00am via Condolence

Barry Neitz

Our thoughts and prayers are with you
From Barry and Kathy Neitz
Comment | Posted at 10:40pm via Condolence

Tim Guiler

I served with Hank many, many years ago in Winnipeg. I was a new subaltern and he treated me very well and was an influence on my career. Saw him once in Suffield and he was still a supportive gentlemen. My condolences to his family.
Tim Guiler, Col (Retd)
Canmore, AB
Comment | Posted at 05:50pm via Condolence

Frank Lemna

Kim and family
Very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Frank and Lori Lemna
Comment | Posted at 09:02pm via Condolence

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