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Greg Burnett

13 March, 197123 November, 2018
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My First Christmas in Heaven   I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below With tiny lights like Heaven's stars reflecting on the snow. The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tear For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year. I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear, But the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here. I have no words to tell you the joy their voices bring For it is beyond description to hear the angels sing. I know how much you miss me. I see the pain inside your heart, But I am not so far away. We really aren't apart. So, be happy for me, dear ones. You know I hold you dear, And be glad I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year. I send you each a special gift from my heavenly home above. I send you each a memory of my undying love. After all, love is the gift more precious than pure gold. It was always most important in the stories Jesus told. Please love and keep each other as my Father said to do For I can't count the blessings of love He has for each of you. So, have a Merry Christmas, and wipe away that tear. Remember, I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

BURNETT, Gregory “Greg” – Unexpectedly in Fort McMurray, Alberta on Friday, November 23, 2018 at the age of 47. Beloved husband and best friend of Rosie Kelley. Loving son of David “Dave” and Susan Burnett. Dear brother of Ian (Patti). Uncle of Alex, David and Jeffery. Greg will be remembered by many aunts, uncles, and many cousins. He will be truly missed by his dog Rane. Friends are invited to visit at the Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. East 705-759-2522) on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 12:30 pm until 2:30 pm. Funeral service in the chapel at 3 pm. Rev. Nancy Ferguson officiating. Spring interment Goulais River Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Sault Ste. Marie Humane Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Special thank you to his extended Alberta and Newfoundland families, Kristy, Philip, Aggie and Austin “Aus”. Expressions of sympathy may be offered at www.arthurfunerahome.com

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Robert Nye
  • Ian Burnett
  • John Gareau
  • Johnathon Gareau
  • Philip Kelley
  • Hunter Kelley

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    Saturday, 1 December , 2018

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Chris Wilson

16 January 2019

It is with a heavy heart that I inform our BME family of the sudden passing of one of our valued team members. Greg Burnett passed away last night in his sleep. Greg started with our team in October of 2012 as a steam truck operator and has been a water and vac operator on the CNRL/Albian site since 2014. Each one of our employees is a family member at BME and this news hits all of us hard.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Greg's family at this time.

Sincerely,
Chris Wilson

Sandi-Chopper Vokey

1 December 2018

Rosie and Family, we are so sorry to hear off your great loss😢
We had the honour of meeting Greg while living in Brampton, we didn’t know him well but we did see the love he had for everyone and the special love you both shared together , he will greatly be missed by everyone ,especially by his family and you . Hold all your memories close.Our condolences to you all. R.I.P. Greg

Michelle Merriman

30 November 2018

My deepest condolences to Greg’s family and friends.
Greg was always the first person I’d see in the morning when he’d come in for his early morning coffee. He truly cared for his fellow co-workers and always looked out for them. We will miss you Greg.

Wally / Betty Cunningham

30 November 2018

Rosie,David , Susan and extended families.

Sorry we are unable to be with you at thismost difficult time but each of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love
Wally and Betty Cunningham

Mary Kelly

29 November 2018

Good bye's are hard to say but it's not good bye Greg you are going to live on for ever in our heart , love you and Rosie oxox from mary Kelly

Chas Gould

29 November 2018

My dearest Rosie,
I will always remember Gregs kindness and how he always made myself and Anna feel at home when we came to visit. I didn’t know him that well but there was no trouble to tell how much he loved you. Wishing I was there with you my friend ... thinking of you always .

Love you to the Moon and Back oxox
Chas

Christine Kelly

29 November 2018

Of all the laughs we shared, and good times we had, nothing was as fun as the joke all of us sisters had, of who was your favorite sister-in-law. Haha

I'll never forget your trip to st.johns, and how we went to cape spear, and your favorite leather hat blew off the cliff into the ocean, at the most easternly point in Canada!

You will truly be missed by everyone that has had to opportunity to have you in their lives.
Lots of love from "your favourite" sister-in-law, 😉

Christine, and family ♥️

Aggie Kelly

29 November 2018

gilles boileau

29 November 2018

Just want to say you will be missed my friend. Glad I got to know you when you were here, short as it was. Always gave me a good laugh with your great wit and you laid back approach to life. You wouldn't harm a fly Greg, good man and my sincere sympathies goes out to all of your family. May you find true peace my friend , see you on the other side one day.

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Biography

Greg Burnett was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Greg will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Greg was born on March 13, 1971 at Plummer Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste Marie, ON. He was the son of David and Susan Burnett. Greg grew up in Goulais River, ON.

      Greg was raised with One Sibling. He had an older brother Ian. Greg was usually involved in all sorts of activities with his brother. He and his brother Ian experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

      As a young boy, Greg had a number of interests. Like most children, he enjoyed playing and making up games. He was curious about the world around him and was often eager to explore it. He was in Beavers and Cubs. However, to Greg, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending time with his friends.

      A typical teenager, Greg had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. He attended White Pines Collegate and Vocational School then transfered to Bawating Collegate and Vocational School where he graduated in in June of 1990. He enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers.

      Always considered a “good” friend to those he knew, Greg enjoyed a broad group of acquaintances and several very close friends during his lifetime. While growing up, some of his best friends were Mike Arbour, Richard Olar and Jason Storzuk.

      Fortunately, Greg enjoyed what he did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Greg worked diligently and did his best to succeed in his career. His primary occupation was Truck Driver. He was employed for Birch Mountain Enterprises Fort McMurray for 6 years. Greg always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Greg enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. His favorite pursuits were watching Nascar. He was content to enjoy his favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

      Greg found pleasure in sports. In high school, Greg was involved in curling. Greg was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following his favorite events whenever he had the chance to do so. Tops on his list were Nascar and Curling.

      Greg enjoyed relaxing on vacations. It was a chance for him to renew and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Favorite vacations included time camping he loved the outdoors.

      Greg was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. A few of his favorites was he always had a dog in his life Gypsy, Ruffus and Rane to name a few. They were best friends for through out his life.

      Greg passed away on November 23, 2018 at Fort McMurray, Alberta. He is survived by His Mother Susan, Father David, his WIfe Rosie and his Brother Ian. Services were held at Arthur Funeral Home. Greg was laid to rest in Goulias River Ontario.

      Simply stated, Greg was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Greg leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Greg Burnett.



My First Christmas in Heaven
 
I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below
With tiny lights like Heaven's stars reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tear
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.
I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear,
But the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you the joy their voices bring
For it is beyond description to hear the angels sing.
I know how much you miss me. I see the pain inside your heart,
But I am not so far away. We really aren't apart.
So, be happy for me, dear ones. You know I hold you dear,
And be glad I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.
I send you each a special gift from my heavenly home above.
I send you each a memory of my undying love.
After all, love is the gift more precious than pure gold.
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.
Please love and keep each other as my Father said to do
For I can't count the blessings of love He has for each of you.
So, have a Merry Christmas, and wipe away that tear.
Remember, I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.





BURNETT, Gregory “Greg” – Unexpectedly in Fort McMurray, Alberta on Friday, November 23, 2018 at the age of 47. Beloved husband and best friend of Rosie Kelley. Loving son of David “Dave” and Susan Burnett. Dear brother of Ian (Patti). Uncle of Alex, David and Jeffery. Greg will be remembered by many aunts, uncles, and many cousins. He will be truly missed by his dog Rane. Friends are invited to visit at the Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. East 705-759-2522) on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 12:30 pm until 2:30 pm. Funeral service in the chapel at 3 pm. Rev. Nancy Ferguson officiating. Spring interment Goulais River Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Sault Ste. Marie Humane Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Special thank you to his extended Alberta and Newfoundland families, Kristy, Philip, Aggie and Austin “Aus”. Expressions of sympathy may be offered at www.arthurfunerahome.com