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In Memory of John Barratt

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of John Barratt at the age of 71.

He will be deeply missed by his beloved wife Jane, daughter Krista, son Jeff, daughter-in-law Julie and granddaughter Madison as well as his brother Philip (Judith) and many other family and friends.

Born in Toronto, John is predeceased by his parents Don & Betty, as well as his siblings Stephen and Linda (James).

John was known for his exuberant laugh.  He loved to travel and enjoyed golfing all year round.   To honour John’s obsession with shorts John has requested everyone attend in shorts.

Relatives and friends will be received at Heritage Funeral Complex, 1250 Trim Rd., Orléans, on Friday, June 2nd, 2023 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service in the Heritage Chapel at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, https://www.heartandstroke.ca/ , would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at: www.heritagefh.ca

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I will miss our chats . talking about golf endlessly. I always.wondered where I get my sarcasm. dad was sarcastic. we will miss u very much. we love u

Krista and rachael

You will be saddly missed cuz. Fond memories, as children, spending summers at your home in Cookstown. working at Caldwells farm mucking stalls riding horses and meeting good friends, the Bassingthwaightes, helping clear land at their cottage at Clear Lake near Ardbeg. Growing up in the projects in Toronto your family and friends showed me there was a better life. Thanks Johnny for being my brother from a different mother.


Dear Jane & family. sending our love & thoughts to all. John was a close neighbor in Cookstown growing up. he was in my husband & my classes at school along with Jim Couse. John & l connected a couple of years ago on face book & have had a few laughs together. it is just so hard to believe. His cousin Dorthy Basingwaite & l r very close friends. Jane l would really like to stay in contact with you. Thoughts with u the next few days. hope we talk & maybe have a laugh of some old times with John. be at peace with your family John. Art & Shirley Thompson (Williamson)

It is with great sadness that I learned of John’s passing. What a beautiful individual, known for his thundrous laugh and joy of living. I’ve enjoyed curling and golfing with him. I will always keep good memories of him. To Jane and family my deepest condolences.

Our deepest condolences to Jane and the family. We will miss John’’s happy going personality. Always smiling and a good friend. Big hug to you fellow.
Elise and Pierre

Our sincere sympathy to you Jane and your family. We always so enjoyed seeing you both and enjoying a golf game together! Our hearts are with you. Dan and Linda McMahon

It was a terrible shock to hear of John’s passing. You know you have a great friend when you don’t see someone for years and then pick right back up where you left off. So it was with John. Our friendship stood the test of time. We raised our family together in Orleans and have wonderful memories of pool parties, dinner parties – sometimes the furniture would get pushed out of the way to make way for a dance party. Jack enjoyed their nights at the ball field on Ed Cain’s team. Those were the days – before we transferred out to N.B. I remember how jealous I was when Jane called and said John got a new job and they were moving to Cape Breton! Where has the time gone? John lived life large and to the fullest. He was a wonderful husband, father, and friend. He was a hard worker, adventurous, and travelled the world. People gravitated to John because he was such a happy-go-lucky guy, he had a wonderful smile, a hearty laugh, and a heart of gold. Our deepest condolences to Jane, Krista, Jeff, Julie, Madison and the rest of his family. His life was cut short but he was blessed with a great life and he lived it to the fullest. He will be missed. Cherish the memories. Sending mega hugs and prayers to help you through this difficult time. May he rest in peace. Nancy and Jack MacKay

Dear Jane, Krista, and Jeff and families, David and I are very saddened to hear of John’s passing. John was full of life and had an infectious laugh helping everyone smile . Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

John was one of the good ones!
A school mate in Cookstown all those years ago.
so sorry for your loss.

I send my sincere condolences to you Jane and family with a saddened heart. Along with my prayers I send a few memories of the small but mighty John Growing up in Cookstown meant football in Couse’s backyard where you learned how he could deke and dive and man couldn’t he run. He was a fierce competitor but a loyal friend. His sense of humour and his sarcasm brought many a laugh. Then we moved on with our personal lives until that picture ofJm and Diane Couse’s wedding arrived. There he was “standing tall” with that big smile. Our hopes of having him join you both for a round of golf have been dashed but I will be wearing shorts to honour the request. As I look at his tribute wall, the familiar names and places, I see a man who enjoyed life and touched many. Rest in Pease Dear Friend and my sympathies to all those who share your loss.

John will be sadly missed, for those of us who grew up with him in Cookstown knew him as “Johnny”. His zest for life started at a very young age….hockey, baseball and all things a small village could offer. In an email several months ago he suggested he could show me a couple things in a golfing match….should I accept his challenge!
Good bye old friend, I’ll play that round with You later. May Gods Blessings surround you.
Your Friend
Louis Cunningham

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. Will always remember him as one of the coolest dads in the ‘hood while we were growing up. Always looking out for us kids and making sure we were having fun. I was lucky to bump into him at the CN Women’s Open just last August where he was volunteering… where his love of golf was evident! Something I will always remember about John in my adult life was that anytime you bumped into him and had a conversation, you were made to feel like the most imporant person around. He would be totally engaged and always full of questions about how I and my family were doing. Always such a pleasure to talk to. Gone way too soon. Deepest condolences to the whole family and John may it be nothing but fairways and greens.

We will always remember the many, many golf games we had as a foursome. Talking about life as we strolled down the fairways, helping each other find balls that had gone astray, celebrating birdies with a little juice, comparing scores at the end of a game, and, most of all, enjoying each other’s company on the patio afterwards. You have moved on to another golf course, and the members there are lucky to have you. RIP my friend.

My condolences to the family. John was a great neighbour. I will miss our conversations about anything and everything. Every time I’ll see the gigantic tree in front (compared to all other houses), it will remind me of his landscaping skills. On hallowe’en, John would also make sure to tell me to bring my son over so he can get the exclusive big chocolate bars from his reserve. What a great guy. Rest in peace John.

My deepest condolences, such an unexpected loss. Thoughts and prayers are with the whole family during this difficult time.

John’s passing was a big shock for Wilma and me. We really are numb and heartbroken.
John being my cousin, his mother and my father were siblings. John was raised in Canada, my father left overseas to the Netherlands were I was raised.
We came in each other’s life much later.
I am grateful and thankful that we met you a couple of times with Jane, as well as in Canada as in the Netherlands.
I loved you the minute we met, we had the same crazy sense of humor and your laugh was indeed very infectious…

I miss you already cuz…
Our deeply condolences for you Jane, Jeff and Julie, Krista and Madison and ofcourse for my overseas family…
Love you and feel heartbroken 💔

My favorite memory of my Uncle John was when I was 17 and I wen with my mom and dad to visit him and Aunt Jane in Ottawa I didnt think I was going to have fun but I really enjoyed myself. Uncle John you will bee dearly missed I and so glad I have that memory I love you

Dear Jane, sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your husband. My deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time.

to Jane and family
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He was a lovely person, that I had the priviledge of knowing in high school. I knew his whole family, and he actually taught me to drive, curl, and horses and knew him at 16. an old friend.
I just found out about his passing. we had reconnected, after I visited his Dad in Cookstown. please connect with me. so sad.
what was the cause?

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