Dr. Bill Barakett, C.M. Leaves the Butters Foundation Due to Serious Illness



Dr. Bill Barakett graduated from McGill University and set up his Knowlton medical practice in 1972. He quickly became involved in community activities, most noticeably with the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation. He rose to the Presidency of the Foundation due to his stellar solicitation efforts while at the same time becoming the Chief medical officer of the Hospital. Along the way, he accepted many disabled residents as patients who had recently been discharged from the Butters Hospital for the intellectually disabled in Austin. His interest in disabled people & their challenges prompted him to join the Butters Foundation of Cowansville in 2000. Since then, he has led 3 multi-million-dollar campaigns as president of the foundation. His extensive community involvement has earned him the Order of Canada and other community awards. His medical practice has led him to explore addictions and pain relief. He has delivered countless lectures to student and professional groups and has become an expert in this field, lobbying for important changes in medical practice. He recently was forced to retire due to a severe medical problem, leaving his 2300 patients in search of a new family doctor and the Butters Foundation without the benefit of his leadership. Au revoir