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Harry Barrett's 2017 obituary
by John Cardiff

Our favorite "Mr. Norfolk" has died.

Farmer, author, educator, historian, environmentalist, Harry Barrett, 94, 
passed away 26 Jan 2017.

Perhaps best known as the author of 
Legends & Lore of Long Point
, between 1976 and 2013, Harry wrote over a dozen books, mostly about Norfolk and/or its residents, including Alligators of the North in 2010 and Port Dover's Nursing Sisters of World War I in 2013.

Raised on the family farm in Woodhouse, 
just north of Port Dover, he recounted his 
World War II service in The Navy and Me.

Harry taught agriculture, established Fanshaw College's farm management program, and was 
a driving force in establishing the Long Point World Biosphere.

It was Harry's argument why Haldimand-Norfolk Region should be disbanded that carried the day almost 20 years ago.

Naturalists and historians both proclaimed him a local all-star. He was a member of Norfolk's Agricultural Hall of Fame.

Although known for his storytelling skills, Harry will be remembered by many as simply a great friend, always modest, interested in what the other person had to say.

Harry is survived by five children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild, and two sisters. 

Harry B. Barrett

Copyright 2017 John Cardiff