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David Hungerford BARRETT

November 8, 1952 ~ December 15, 2020 (age 68)


David Hungerford Barrett, 68 of Hosmer, BC passed away on December 15th, 2020.

David was an engineer with a degree in Agricultural Engineering from Newcastle University and has had 45 years of worldwide experience in manufacturing and contracting. David took over his family business Barrett’s of Wroughton, established in 1893, upon his father’s retirement in 1993. He attended the National School of Blacksmithing under Paul Allen and obtained a certificate of merit from the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths, an ancient London Guild incorporated in 1325. Since then, David and Sandra have worked together as a husband-and-wife team. They moved from Britain to Canada under the BC Provincial establishing a small blacksmithing enterprise in the Elk Valley. Fernie Forge opened for business in 2005. David’s engineering skills combined with Sandra’s artistic flair was the perfect partnership.

David became a Canadian Citizen in 2013, was past President of the Kootenay Blacksmiths’ Association and an active member of Hosmer Volunteer Fire Department for 15 years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years Sandra Barrett, son Henry and daughter Florence. He is also survived by his father Eric Barrett, sister Susan, and brother Mark.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, respects can be paid via a live stream of the service. Please email Cherished Memories at to request the Zoom link.

Our family has been overwhelmed by the kindness and support of the community. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone.

Donations in David’s memory are greatly appreciated for either Fernie United Church Women or Angel Flight East Kootenay.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of David Hungerford BARRETT, please visit our floral store.


Viewing (please see important notes below)
December 23, 2020

2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Cherished Memories "Serenity Chapel"
891 4th Ave.
Fernie, BC V0B 1M0

Funeral Service (Live Streamed via Zoom)
December 24, 2020

10:30 AM
Knox United Church
201 2nd Ave
Fernie, BC V0B 1M0

Please note
Anyone wishing to attend the viewing should contact Flo Barrett at for details. Masks are mandatory and Covid-19 protocol must be followed. Please email for the Zoom link


United Church Women
Box 1496, Fernie BC V0B 1M0

Angel Flight East Kootenay

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