Barter, Richard Chester “Dick” – Age 84, of Enfield, passed away peacefully at home on February 9, 2015, surrounded by his family. Born in Barrington Passage, he was a son of the late Frank and Nellie (Morash) Barter. Dick could always be counted on to be a part of several community groups, taking part in many events. He enjoyed woodworking, with a number of raffles selling his handiwork. His generosity was much appreciated by numerous organizations. He loved playing cribbage, bowling, and was an avid Boston Red Sox and Bruins fan. His career was spent as an aircraft technician with Fairey Aviation and IMP, retiring in 1995. He met the love of his life, Katie Horne, in 1952, married and made their home in Enfield, where they raised their six children.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and will be sadly missed by daughter, Susan (Richard) Widgery, Dartmouth; sons, Rick (Lorrie) Red Deer, Alta.; Bob, Enfield; Bernard (Norma), Elmsdale; Ted (Lisa), Dutch Settlement; grandchildren, Andrew (Chantal), Joseph Widgery; Chelsey (Heather), Nathan (Kayla), Nathan, B.J., Dawson, Emily, Jayden; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Maelle Widgery; as well as a much-anticipated great-grandchild in July; siblings, Rosemary Barter, Dorothy (Clary) McInnis, Pat (Louise), Peter (Liz), Bill, Carol (Stephen) Gray, Corrine (Reg) Ware, Donnie (Doraine). He was predeceased by his wife, the former Catherine “Katie” Horne; son, Stephen; sister, Florence; brother, Frank; stepfather, Chris Hyer.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Thursday from 6-9 p.m., with funeral service Friday at 10 a.m., both in St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Enfield, Father Michael Walsh officiating. Interment will be in the parish columbarium. The family will meet friends at a reception downstairs in the church following the committal service. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Kidney Foundation of Canada.
Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
Special thanks to the VON and homecare workers for their care and compassion for our father.