Alexander George Burnett

Born: Sun., Jul. 6, 1947
Died: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019


10:00 AM to 10:30 AM, Sat., Aug. 24, 2019
Location: Limoges, Community Centre Communautaire

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Sat., Aug. 24, 2019
Location: Limoges, Community Centre Communautaire

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Music by The Piano Brothers

It is with great sadness that we
unexpectedly announce the passing of

Alexander George Somerville Burnett
(1947 - 2019)

Alexander (Alex) passed away peacefully at home at the age of 72 years old. He was born the son of the late George and Dorothy (Vowels) Burnett in Dorchester, New Brunswick, July 6, 1947.

He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife of 49 years, Mary (Putman) Burnett and his children Nicole (Richard) Alley, Cathy (Andrew) Miles and Sean (Jessica) Burnett as well as his cherished grandchildren; Alison, Natasha, Melyssa, Simon, Jacob, Ashley, Noah, Liam, Asher, Caleb and Abigail.

Alex also leaves behind his grieving sister, Ianthe Stringer (Bruce) and brother Geoffrey. He is predeceased by infant sisters Jenifer and Rosalind. Also leaving behind many grieving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Alex had a passion for camping and the outdoors. He enjoyed woodworking and model trains. The true loves of his life were his pet boxers and his family.

Alex retired after working 35 years with Correctional Services Canada and dedicated 30 years to fostering children with the Kingston Children’s Aid Society and the Prescott-Russell Children and Adult Services. His love and encouragement will be fondly remembered by many foster children especially Josh, Rob and Jose.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday August 24th, 2019 at the Limoges Community Center, 205 Limoges Road, Limoges Ontario at 10:30am. People can begin paying their respects at 10:00am. A reception to follow.

Friends and family will have the opportunity to share their memories during the ceremony (eulogy).

For more information, please call Lafleur Funeral Home & Chapel, 874 Notre-Dame Street, Embrun at 613-443-3286.  

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Pierre Richard
   Posted Wed August 21, 2019
My sincere condolences to Mary and all the family. It was a sad news to me when I learned about it. Alex was a good camping buddy always happy to give a hand or make everyone laugh. He will be missed by all.

Ritchie and Alice Folkins
   Posted Thu August 22, 2019
Our condolence's on the death of Alex. We attended school in Dorchester and were in Scouts to gather. I was so glad so see him over the last few years; on his return to N.B. He was a great guy and will be missed.

Robert and Sylvie Lavigne
   Posted Thu August 22, 2019
Our sincere sympathies to Mrs Burnett, children, Josh and whole family. You now have an angel looking over you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Gail Shkwarek
   Posted Fri August 23, 2019
My deepest condolences to Alex's family and friends.

Alex and I were on french language training several years ago while he was still employed in CSC. After spending every day in the same classroom with him for about six months, I grew to know him. He was quiet spoken, kind and had a great wit. He loved his family and being a foster parent and often spoke of them. He was proud of his work, dedicated and hard working. Although I have not kept in touch with him, it was very sad to hear of his passing. I will treasure my wonderful memories of him.

Salut Ami,

Gail Shkwarek

Janet Moke
   Posted Wed August 28, 2019
Mary and family,
I was so very sorry to hear of Alex's passing. Please know I am keeping all of you in my prayers.

Richard White
   Posted Thu January 09, 2020
So sorry to hear about this. I remember his stories and photos on the train forums
he participated on. He enjoyed the hobby very much. My condolences.

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