Charles James (CJ) Barter (1980-2020)
April 2nd, 2020
It is with sadness and a deep sense of loss that we announce the sudden passing of CJ Barter, beloved husband, father, and son at his home in Airdrie Alberta.
Born in Newcastle NB on August 29, 1980, CJ was the son of Darlene Hare Kidd (Douglas) and Charles Barter (Kelly), Miramichi. CJ is survived by his beloved wife Christina (Ruffo); his wonderful children, son Charlie and daughter Charlotte; Mother-in-law Renate Groves (Danny); Grandmother in-law Oma Krusch, Ottawa; six sisters Kara (Daniel Richard), Jessica Larry, Laura (Steven Ross), Devin Rae (Darcy Foran) all of Miramichi, Sara Kidd, Maine, Kayla (Travis Hodges) Grande Prairie; two brothers William Kidd, Miramichi, Kyle (Erin), Grande Cache; as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins who CJ dearly loved.
CJ was predeceased by his Great Grandmother Nina (Harris) Parker; Grandmother Arlene (Hare) Mullin, Miramichi; and Grandparents James and Jennie Barter, Sydney NS.
CJ was a Forth Class Power Engineer Red Seal/Industrial Instrument Mechanic Red Seal. He began his career with Irving Oil (Power Plant Technician) in 2004 in Saint John NB. In Saint John CJ met his wife and started his family. In 2015 moved to Airdrie Alberta becoming the Canadian Gas Storage Manager, then South Cogeneration and Storage Manager at Trans Canada (TC) Energy. CJ led with integrity and was beloved by his colleagues.
CJ enjoyed travel and the outdoors, loved his pets, physical fitness (member of South Paw Boxing Gym). He shared his passion of boxing by coaching and being a corner man. He was an avid rugby player (member & former President of Saint John Trojans Rugby Club). He loved coaching his children’s sports teams (AMHA minor hockey), and most of all having a good time with family, friends, and neighbours. He lived life to the fullest. He had a heart of gold and was always willing to do whatever it took to make the people around him feel loved and happy.
His pride and joy was his family. CJ was a devoted husband, father, and son. He will be dearly missed by his wife Christina, and his two children Charlie & Charlotte, who he truly adored.
A Celebration of Life Memorial & Funeral to be announced at a later date.
Memorial donations in honour of CJ, may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or your local SPCA.