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Jack Brethet 1931-1991

jack brethet imageAfter a long and successful career in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Jack founded Brethet Barnum & Associates in 1980. Jack built his business on a philosophy of integrity, professionalism, authenticity, and hard work. This business was a way to combine his extensive knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry with his exceptional understanding of people.

Jack was an extravert who had a wonderful way with people. Whether it was on the phone or in person, he was always genuine, caring and enthusiastic. He was honest, hard working, and straightforward. Jack was a true gentleman and he will long be remembered in the industry.

Outside of Brethet, Barnum, Jack was actively involved with dogs. He and his wife Carol travelled with their Labradors to competitions across North America. He was President of the Niagara Peninsula Retriever Club and founder of the Canadian Amateur Retriever Field Trial Championship.

Jack brought exuberance, integrity and hard work, to everything he did. He was a true friend and anyone who knew him felt fortunate to have him in their life.

jack brethet image“Jack hired me into the pharmaceutical industry when he was a district manager with Ortho pharmaceuticals. He was both a friend and a mentor. We never lost touch.”

“A good friend who always helped make your day better!”

“Jack was a rare type person – always interested and concerned, he always had time to talk and help you with things; he was a genuinely nice person. “

“When I first came to see Jack, he was a tremendous help to me in deciding what direction I should pursue. He helped me to make a difficult career move then, and over the years helped me find two wonderful jobs.”

“Jack always made me feel great about myself and recognizing my skills.”

“I could hear Jack’s smile through the phone.”

“I looked to Jack for counsel, suggestions and good solid input.”

“Jack was a real gentleman who always had time for me.”


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Brethet, Barnum & Associates Inc
701 Evans Ave., Suite 306
Toronto, Ontario
M9C 1A3

Phone: 416-621-4900
Toll-free: 888-284-8465
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