Hilda Burt

September 11, 1929 to February 17, 2021


Passed peacefully away on February 17th, 2021, Hilda Burt, wife of 68 years to James Burt. Daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Hyde) Randell, mother to Garry (deceased; Margie) and Judy (David, deceased); sister to Irene (Len, both deceased), Ralph (deceased; Mabel), Don (deceased; Betty), Gord (deceased; Nancy), Sue (Pete, deceased) and Betty (Warwick, deceased); loving grandmother to Kelly (Joel), Lisa (Doug), Karen (Chris) and Kim (Trevor); proud great-grandmother 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 Port Rexton, Newfoundland. Hilda was a gentle soul from the very beginning. Inline with her caring nature, Hilda became a teacher. Her first teaching job was across the island in Rose Blanche. As the story goes, she arrived on a stormy day, and was greeted by a dashing young man. His name was Jim, and thus started a lifelong love story. 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. Hilda and Jim truly did everything together – this included making the best jigs dinner, bread, blueberry pudding and tea biscuits around.

As Hilda and Jim started raising a family, she devoted her life to the care of her family, and later for other children as well. Hilda was lovingly known as “Quiet Nan” to many family and friends, both for her gentle nature and intention to feed anyone that graced her kitchen. Hilda’s true love was Jim and her family, but she was a known lover of her garden, hanging out a good line of fresh laundry, a perfect cup of tea, her shows and 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, Heart’s Delight – and in later years, they spent wonderful winters in Florida at the South Pasadena Mobile Home Park.

We are ever grateful to the amazing people that cared for Hilda in these final years, especially the wonderfully caring staff at Glenbrook Lodge, who care equally for every resident, everyday. As when you cared for Jim, we know you are the true heroes, especially in times such as this. You will be remembered always. Thank you♥.

A celebration of both Hilda and Jim’s lives will occur later, when family and friends can gather again. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice in her memory.



A Celebration and Thanksgiving to God

For the life of

James and Hilda Burt

Mar. 2, 1930-Apr. 11, 2020 — Sept. 11, 1929-Feb. 17, 2021

The Carnell Memorial Chapel

The Book of Alternative Services

February 22, 2021 3pm

Officiating Clergy

The Rev.’d Lynn Courage


Kim Kelly


The family wishes to thank all who helped to comfort them in their sorrow at this time.

Funeral arrangements provided by Carnell’s Funeral Home.



Order of Worship


The Gathering of the Community




Prayer of Consolation


The Proclamation of the Word

Psalm 23

Amazing Grace

1 Corinthians 13


The Apostles’ Creed


The Prayers of the People

The Prayers

The Lord’s Prayer


The Commendation

Commendation Prayer

The Blessing

Abide With Me



Dear Mom and Dad In Heaven

I sit here and ponder how very much

I’d like to talk with you today

There are so many things

That we didn’t get to say.

I know how much you care for me

And how much I care for you,

And each time that I think of you

I know you’ll miss me too.

An angel came and took you by the hand, and said

Your place was ready in Heaven, far above…

And you have to leave behind, all those you dearly loved

You had so much to live for, you had so much to do…

It still seems impossible that God was taking you.

And though your life on earth is past,

In Heaven it starts anew,

You’ll live for all eternity, just as God has promised you.

And though you’ve walked through Heaven’s gate

We are never far apart,

For every time I think of you,

You’re right here, deep within my heart.























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Judy, Lisa, Kim and family, sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom and Nan. May she rest in peace.

Julia and Gordon

Judy so sorry to read of your mom’s passing ,she was such a gentle woman .
It was a privilege knowing them as neighbors for a few years. And getting to know Kim and the sweet little girls..

sorry to hear of HiILDA’S passing, please accept our sincere sympathy. I have memories of Hilda and Jim visiting my grandmother aunt sSUE in Bonaventure in the summertime..by Susie Toope……Bills daughter and husband Roy McGrath……

So sorry to hear of the passing of Hilda ,thinking of you all at this time. Wilf and Peggy.

So sorry to hear of Aunt Hildas passing. She was a sweet lady and will be missed. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Cherish the memories!
Love Glenda

We are thinking of you all . Wishing you all the best at this stressful time.

July and Family, what a beautiful tribute to your mom. She was such a lovely, funny lady and will be missed deeply. We are thinking of you all.
Andy Robinson & Katrina Cadigan

So very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing Judy! I never had the privilege of meeting her but from the beautiful tribute she sounded like a wonderful person. Our deepest condolences go out to you and family at this difficult time.

Judy and Family. Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your much-loved mother. She was such a sweet person and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. May she Rest in Peace. Jenny and Brian Myers

Dear Judy and Family and the Randell family. Deepest sympathies on the passing of your Mother.. I knew Hilda and Jim from many years wintering in Florida. As you stated they were always together and certainly enjoyed their life down there. My Prayers are with you at this sad time. Rest In Peace Dear Hilda.
Eileen and Ike Ivey.

So sorry to hear of Hilda’s passing. I am one of many LPN’s who had the pleasure of caring for her these past few years at GBL. A very sweet, kind lady who appreciated everything you did for her and she always had a smile and a thank-you. She will be missed.

Judy and family So sorry to hear of your mom’s and grandmas passing. Such a sweet, kind lady. Cherish your memories. Big hugs. Georgina Martin and family..

Judy, Lisa, Kim and family.
Mom/Nan was one of the sweetest ladies I ever met. A heart of gold and a gentle, kind person. What a joy to have known her and spend time with Hilda and Jim. May your memories bring you comfort. So wish I could be there to say good bye but I will be there in spirit. Love you. RIP Jim and Hilda.


Dear Judy and families
Our deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. May cherished memories of times shared sustain at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Clare and Mike Sikorsky

My deepest condolences, my heart goes out to the family. I had the privilege of meeting Hilda (Nan) a few times when she came to Ottawa, and even the honour of a viisit on Christmas Eve. ❤️. Such a lovely lady who will be missed! ????