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Obituary for Alvin H. Barrett

Alvin H. Barrett, of Perkasie, formerly from Heidelberg, South Africa, passed away at his residence, on Sunday, December 27, 2020, after an 8-month battle with lung cancer. He was 56.

Born in Vereeniging, South Africa, he was the only son of the late Glenn A. and Elizabeth (Oelofse) Barrett.

An animal and music lover, Alvin had also enjoyed going to the theater and art galleries. Gardening was another favorite pastime.

Alvin is survived by his spouse Jaco and their three sons: Heinreich, Neo, and Noah de Klerk-Barrett.

His memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, January 9, 2021, at St. Andrew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 20 Dill Ave., Perkasie, PA 18944. To access the service, please go to

Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Alvin’s name may be made to Thomas Jefferson University online at

Rest in Peace, Alvin

Sweet smile on your face as you sleep the pain away.
Resting in the Lord’s arms now, you are still watching us here below.
We never imagined the end would be like this…….
Holding your hand and telling you not to worry was not easy to do.

You have always been there,
Unconditionally, your love never wavering.

We miss you more than words can say.
Our load feels so heavy; we’re not sure we will last.
We are afraid of life now that you are gone,
As you’ve always been there to guide the way.

We wish you could have stayed just a little longer
There’s so much left to do.

We find relief in knowing we will see you again.
We will walk the footsteps you have before us.
Go well
And sleep in the cradle of the Lord.

Until we meet again Babes/Pappie/Dad/Ally