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Second Lieutenant, the Reverend Gordon William Barrett
North Vancouver , British Columbia

Minister Julian Fantino and Second Lieutenant, the Reverend Gordon William Barrett

Reverend Barrett has been an integral part of the military community for more than 30 years. He is the founding Pipe Major of the British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own) Irish Pipes and Drums and held that position from 1990 to 2007. In 2007, he was appointed Honourary Captain and Director of Music with the British Columbia Regiment, and was then appointed Honourary Captain and volunteer Chaplain with the 15th Field Regiment Association, Royal Canadian Artillery, in 2009. In his role as Chaplain, Reverend Barrett has offered counsel to reservists and their families on issues ranging from overseas deployment to injuries. Reverend Barrett is a Cadet Instructor’s Cadre Officer with the 2472 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps. He organizes Remembrance Day ceremonies at BC's head office of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, where he was formerly employed. These events are attended by current employees where special distinction is given to retired CAF staff. Reverend Barrett also assists at other commemorative ceremonies in the community where he has acted as emcee, chaplain and has conducted remembrance services at the George Derby Centre, home to 300 war Veterans.

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