Fred G. Barrett

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FRED G. BARRETT
Born (1914-10-02)October 2, 1914
Died July 3, 1984(1984-07-03) (aged 69)
Nationality  Canada
Occupation Mayor

Fred G. Barrett (October 2, 1914-July 3, 1984) was a municipal politician who served as mayor of the city of Gloucester, Ontario from 1982 until his death at the age of 69.[1]

He was born in Leitrim, in the-then Township of Gloucester and lived his entire life in the farmhouse where he was born.[1] Barrett attended Glebe Collegiate but left high school at 17 to work on the family farm.[2] He followed his father (also named Frederick) in the agricultural profession and prospered as a dairy farmer. Known for his folksy manner, he served on Gloucester council off and on for twenty years, finally winning the mayor's office.[1] He married Doris E. Kemp (1922-1988). Barrett ran unsuccessfully as a Liberal in the provincial riding of Carleton East.[2] The former Leitrim Arena was renamed in his honour.[3]

He died from liver cancer at the family farm.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Gloucester mayor dies after brief bout with cancer.". The Citizen (Ottawa). July 3, 1984. 
  2. ^ a b c "Gloucester seeks interim mayor". Ottawa Citizen. July 4, 1984. p. 25. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  3. ^ Clark, Glenn. "The Gloucester Historical Society". Gloucester Historical Society. Retrieved November 28, 2012.