Charles A. “Chick” Barrett, 66, died unexpectedly Jan. 12, 2010, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

Born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, on Oct. 24, 1943, he was the son of Granville A. and Josephine Alyward Barrett. He was raised and attended schools in Pembroke. He furthered his education in Bangor, attending meat cutting school there.

He worked for a time as a meat cutter in Fairfield before working at the tannery there. He also worked in construction and at Sprowl Building Components in Searsmont. Most recently he was employed at Fisher Engineering as a cutting machine operator.

Because he enjoyed helping people, and as an active member with AA, Chick often spoke for that organization at local jails.

Interested in Indian culture, he never missed Indian powwows wherever they were held. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, particularly at his camp Down East.

He was predeceased by his father.

He is survived by his mother of Union; his companion, Katie Veara of Waldoboro; two daughters, Tina Barrett and her companion Roger Simmons of Rockland and Cheri Haskell of Cushing; one brother, Keith E. Barrett and his companion Marlene Jones of Pembroke; three grandchildren, Shelden Simmons, Harley Haskell and Kari Barrett; two nephews, Jason Barrett and Jacob Barrett; and one great-nephew, Tristan Barrett.

A celebration of his life will be held Thursday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Word of Life Church, 41 Old Route 1 in Waldoboro. Pastor Tom Rawley will officiate.

Memorial donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society, One Main Street, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.

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Arrangements are with the Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home in Rockland.