Richard Henry Alexander Burnett
On Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at the Carman Memorial Hospital in Carman, Manitoba, Dick Burnett aged 85 years beloved husband of Irene Burnett of Carman, Manitoba.
Dick is survived by his wife of 59 years Irene, one son Rick (Terri) Burnett, and grandchildren Patrick (Jocelyn) and Nicole Burnett. Dick is also survived by one brother Fish Burnett, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by two brothers and two sisters, John, Rock, Hazel Fox, and Audrey Burnett.
Dick was born in Miami in 1922. He joined the Lord Strathcona Horse (R.C.) and served in North Africa, Italy, and through Holland before returning home in the fall of 1945. Upon returning home he joined Manitoba Hydro and retired after 33 years of service in 1980. Dick met Irene McIntosh and they were married in 1948. He moved home to Carman in 1996 where he enjoyed his retirement years and all his friends in Riverview Place. Dick will be missed by his friends for his lighthearted attitude, and wonderful sense of humor.
Cremation has taken place. A service to celebrate the life of Dick Burnett will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
The family would like to thank the special group of people that we lived with, the homecare staff and all the nurses at Carman Memorial Hospital for their loving care and support. Words can not express our gratitude for all you did over the last year.
Doyle’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.