Fairfield Parish Council

Barrie Edward Dack 1944 – 2023

September 4, 2023

The Councillors and Clerk of Fairfield Parish Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of Barrie Dack. Our thoughts and heartfelt sympathy are with his family and friends at this time.

One minute of silence will be held at the next Parish Council meeting (September 14th) and as a mark of respect Fairfield Bowls Club is flying the Union Flag at half-mast.

Barrie has been of pivotal influence in the creation of a cohesive community from several distinct housing developments built at Fairfield. He soon understood the complex structure of Fairfield and realised that it did not bode well for an integrated community. He passionately believed in the social benefits of a cohesive community and decided to try to work to achieve that end. Barrie was instrumental in the campaign to get Fairfield recognised as a village and the Parish Council being set up.

Barrie was a Parish Councillor for the first ten years, only standing down in May this year. During his time as a Councillor he was Chair or Vice Chair for almost 8 years, and was involved in developing many of the projects and events that make Fairfield the growing community it is now.

He was a Trustee from when the Community Hall first opened its doors, and in recent years had been the Treasurer. The Community Trust thank him for all his work.

He was a member of the Fairfield Park Residents Association. Barrie became involved with the FPRA committee almost as soon as he moved to Fairfield in 2008. He was a very keen and active member and could always be counted on for sage advice and a cool considered opinion. His vast knowledge of how society works was deeply appreciated by all members of the committee. The FPRA Committee thank him for all his hard work over the years.

For many years Barrie could be seen walking his much-loved rescue dog, Charlie, around the many footpaths and wooded areas of Fairfield. His walks took hours as Barrie was always happy to stop and chat with anyone, and Charlie would patiently watch and wait for his walk to resume. The passing of Charlie had a large impact on both Barrie and Fairfield.

We thank Barrie for all his work to make Fairfield the village it is now. Fairfield would not be the warm and friendly place that it is but for all the many selfless activities that Barrie threw himself into.

He will be missed.

Last modified: September 5, 2023

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