Passed away January 11, 2022 peacefully after a lengthy illness, Rex Roderick Burt at Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre, Grand Falls-Windsor. He was 82 years of age.
Rex was born to Elmo and Emma Burt on September 19, 1939 in Carter’s Cove; they moved to Peterview when he was a teenager where he started working with his father in Millertown as a saw-filer. He later operated heavy equipment. When he finished there, he drove his own pallet truck and after that he began his career as a carpenter. Rex retired from working on the Hibernia Oil Rig at Bull Arm and was a member of the NL Carpenter’s Union.
Rex had a great love for Rose, whom he met in Bishop’s falls and married on April 12, 1961. Together they raised four children and made their home in Botwood. He deeply loved his grandchildren and grand-puppies.
Rex had a great passion for playing guitar and singing, especially at Jubilee Pentecostal Temple, where he was a member for the past 40 years. He also loved being in his shed making wood projects and his own inventions, and being outdoors.
Special thanks to Dr. Rafal Munir and Dana Feener at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Care Centre in Botwood, and Dr. Campbell and the nursing staff and the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor, as well as Judy Cramm of Hoskins Funeral Home, Botwood. Your care and concern were greatly appreciated.
Predeceased by parents Elmo and Emma Burt; parents-in-law Walter and Emily Tetford; brother Edward Burt; sister Cassie Humby; brothers-in-law Calvin Tetford and Lawrence Tetford; sisters-in-law Sandra Tetford, Alice Compton and Marjorie (Raymond) Osmond.
Left to mourn are his wife, Rose Burt; sons Roderick (Sherry) Burt and Craig (Carl) Burt; daughters Debbie (Glynn) Jewer and Colleen (Mark) Rowsell. Also leaving to mourn sisters Monnie Burt, Judy (Eric) Mews, and Venus (Eric) Samson; sister-in-law Yvonne Burt; brother-in-law Earl (Betty) Tetford; grandchildren Travis (Sarah) Burt, Emma (Kevin) McQuarrie, Kurt Jewer, Brad (Kelsey) Rowsell, Kelly Jewer, and Jake Rowsell and great-grandchildren Tessa Burt, Landon Burt, Jade McQuarrie, and Mason McQuarrie. Also leaving to mourn a large circle of other relatives and friends.
Pastor Moral Bess will conduct the funeral service at the Jubilee Pentecostal Temple, Botwood on Thursday, January 13, 2022. Internment will be held at the Jubilee Pentecostal Cemetery in Botwood.
Pallbearers are grandsons Travis Burt, Kurt Jewer, Brad Rowsell, and Jake Rowsell; granddaughter Kelly Jewer and nephew Corie Burt. Honourary pallbearer, son Rod Burt.