A link with the early days of the Yukon was broken with the death of a beloved pioneer of Tagish, Yukon, when Margaret Barrett, 63, died June 20 after a lengthy illness in Hospital at Yellowknife, N. W. T. where she had recently been making her home with daughter Andy Knutsen and family.
She and her husband, the late George Barrett who predeceased her on May 1, 1963 were residents of Tagish for 37 years and were much respected by all who knew them.
Funeral services for the late Margaret Barrett were conducted from the Christ Church Cathedral on June 27 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Cannon Privett officiating. The W.J. Morris Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were: Jack Nickols, Gus GaensBauer, Bill Dickson, Bob Taylor, Charlie Taylor and Jerry Johnson. Floral tributes were from Rose, Andy, Mary Anna and Harold, The Nickels, Art Hall, Doug and Jean Gawne, Dorothy, George and family, Dorothy and Harold White, The Ericksons, The Simmons, Marjorie Martin, Alex and Annie Munro and family, Louise and Gus Gaensbauer, Mr.and Mrs. Riemers.
Surviving to mourn her passing are one daughter, Mrs. Andy (Rose) Knutsen of Yellowknife, N. W. T., one son Leonard George (Bud) of Whitehorse and four grandchildren.