James Burt

March 2, 1930 to April 11, 2020


Passed peacefully away on April 11th, 2020, James Burt, husband of 68 years to Hilda (Randell). Son of William and Keziah Burt, father to Garry (deceased; Margie) and Judy (David, deceased); brother to Clyde (Beanie, both deceased), Nina (Rob, both deceased), and Cassie (Fabian); loving grandfather to Kelly (Joel), Lisa (Doug), Karen (Chris) and Kim (Trevor); proud great-grandfather of Leah, Lochlyn, Mason, Hannah, Kinsley, Sam, Anna, Ella and James, along with many special nephews, nieces, dear in-laws and great friends.

Born and raised in beautiful Rose Blanche, Newfoundland. Jim was always a hard-working individual. One stormy day while working at the General Store, he was sent down to the wharf to welcome Rose Blanche’s new school teacher. Her name was Hilda, and she became the love of his life. Over the years, there has always been some ‘discussion’ about who first left Rose Blanche, and ‘who followed who’ to St. John’s – but the result was a lifelong love reflected in their marriage of 68 years. There wasn’t much Mom and Dad didn’t do together – this included making the best bread and tea biscuits around.

Jim worked for 25 years with the Waterford Hospital. Following that, he went on to become a carpenter, and helped to build a number of homes and businesses around St. John’s and Mount Pearl. He was a lover of Newfoundland stories, but nothing beat a good game of cards. Jim and Hilda spent countless special nights with family and friends enjoying a game and good company. In earlier years, they enjoyed special times in Glace Bay and Heart’s Delight – and in later years, they spent wonderful winters in Florida at the South Pasedena Mobile Home Park.

We are so grateful to the very special people that took care of Dad in his final months, especially the amazing caring staff at Glenbrook Lodge, who care equally and wonderfully for every resident everyday, and continue to care for Mom. We simply don’t know how you have enough time or arms! You are the true heroes, especially in times such as this, and will be remembered always. Thank you♥.

Cremation has taken place. In keeping with Jim’s wishes, a celebration of his life will occur later. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice in his memory.



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Judy and Aunt Hilda. Russ and I are so sad at the passing of Uncle Jim.. I cherish the memories of visits to 99 Freshwater Road when I was a little girl. He’s in a better place now. I like to think that he’s the most recent player to join the table for the greatest game of whist ever. I’m sure all “the boys” have welcomed him with open arms. Deepest condolences. Love you both. XXX

So sorry to hear of Uncle Jim’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Cherish the memories. Sending my love to Aunt Hilda and the rest of the family.

He was exactly how you’d want a grandfather to be. Having lost both of mine young, I dearly loved being around him and Nan. The love they shared was special and they were willing to share it with so many people. Surrogate grandparents to so many people over the years. Condolences and love for one of the most special families ever. ❤️

Judy I’m so sorry for your loss . your dad took a place in my heart may he rest in peace

Hilda and Family.
My condolences to you on the passing of Jim . May God surround you with his Love and Blessings

Judy, Thinking of you and the many hours you spent in Glenbrook Lodge with your mom and dad.-even though you live a long distance Wishing you well -you good and faithful daughter. MayJim’ssoul RIP.
Pat Hayden Ryan-wife of John at Glenbrook

Hilda ,Judy and family our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss. Wilf And Peggy.

Wishing well of you and your family in this time of loss. My thoughts are with you Lisa.

Mrs. Burt , Judy and family. Sorry to hear of Mr Burt’s passing. . I remember all the times I spent at your home on Freshwater Road and the many times Mr. Burt would drive us to and from school. I want you to know that you are in my thoughts. Hopefully when the world returns to some form of normal and you are able to have a celebration of his life I will see you then . Gail Peddle Perks

Hilda and Family,
Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing but as Wanda says he is reunited with all the family that has gone before!!
We had lots of wonderful times at Our Parties every winter years ago and those memories can never be erased!! Deepest Condolences, Prayers and Hugs

Hilda and family,
Sending condolences to you and Judy and all other family relatives. I have fond memories of you and Jim from living in the apartment of your house on Freshwater Rd. Hope you draw strength from knowing that we all care and send our love. Selina Parsons and family. (Moody)

My condolences and prayers go out to you and your family Lisa.

My condolences to you and your family Lisa – xo

Hilda, Judy, and the Burt and Randell families. Ike and I send our deepest sympathy’s at this sad time on the passing of your husband, father, grandfathers and great grandfather. We knew Jim for many years down in “The Park”. He was. Good Guy and would help in any way he could. If Jim had something on his mind He would Tell it Like like it was! RI P Jim.

Dear Judy and Aunt Hilda, so sorry to hear the news of Uncle Jim’s passing. Rest assured he is now gathered with the rest of the family that have departed before him. We’ll remember him forever with love and happy memories. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Deepest sympathy to the Mrs. Burt and her family. I remember many many “Sunday dinners” with Mr and Mrs Burt, two of the kindest people one could meet.

Rest In Peace.

So very sorry Judy for the loss of your Dad . Please express my deepest sympathies to your Mom and all your family . . May you all be comforted by your fond and loving memories of a wonderful Father, Husband, Uncle and friend to so many . With Prayers and affection , Sheldon, Amanda, Darren, Nicholas and Emily …. 🤗

Dear Judy and members of the Randell family, our deepest condolences on your dad’s passing. I have fond memories of him and your mom at our Florida Park. May fond memories of times shared sustain you at this difficult time.
May he Rest In Peace.

Our deepest sympathy … We will always remember Uncle Jim as the kind, gentle sole that he was…. May he Rest In Peace.
~ Wade & Marlene