Community mourns Dr. Barakett

By Gordon Lambie

In the week that has passed since his death, the sheer scale of the impact that Dr. William Barakett had on his community has been made clear in the outpouring of love and condolences shared both in casual conversation in the Knowlton area and in the variety of more public forums where the news of his passing was shared. Ron Creary Executive Director of the Butters Foundation, which Barakett served as President until he was forced to step down by illness earlier this year, remembered the doctor as a man of great integrity who made a significant impact on the work of the foundation through his role as a fundraiser. “Over the course of almost 20 years we had three major campaigns for a series of projects which netted over $10 million,” he said. “Without his leadership, that never would have happened.” See full story in the September 3 edition of the Brome County News.

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