Dorothy Burgess

Obituary of Dorothy Myrna Burgess

Dorothy Myrna Burgess late of Shellbrook, SK passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2024, in Shellbrook, SK at the age of 97 years.


(Dorothy) Myrna Burgess was born on August 2, 1926, the third of six children born to Frank and Edna Foster. Before marrying, Mother attended “Normal” school in Saskatoon for the summer months, and in the fall, she began her teaching career in Mudie Lake, Saskatchewan.  She married Lester Burgess in 1946, and after a short time of living in BC, they settled in the Mayview district, Saskatchewan, and it was there that they raised their 7 children.  She took on short teaching contracts at Tanglewood School in the district of Mayview, but eventually was hired by Prince Albert National Park, where she worked seasonally for the next 29 years.  Some of you may recall her smiling happy face when you entered the PANP at the South Gatehouse.  Mother was an avid gardener and a wonderful cook.  She enjoyed music, dancing, playing cards, curling, crosscountry skiing and most recently she was an armchair baseball player, cheering on her beloved Blue Jays. She also became a Master of the IPad which enabled her to stay in touch with all who were precious to her, wherever they were.  She was an avid world traveler, and she lit that candle in the hearts of many of her grandchildren.  Even at the age of 97, she knew the details of every grandchild, great grandchild and great great grandchild, including where they were and what they were doing on a daily basis.


Mother was predeceased by her parents Frank and Edna Foster, her husband Lester Burgess, her children Brenda and Brian Burgess, her grandson Cole Hudson Mayert, her sisters Marjorie and Florence and her brother Ed, as well as many members of her extended Foster and Burgess families.


She is survived by:  Her son Gerald (Jennifer) of Kamloops, BC; Her son Larry (Helen) of Tweedsmuir, Sk., Her daughter Sandra (Dennis) of Swift Current, Her daughter Diane (Guy) of Kamloops, BC, her daughter Lorraine (Jimmy) of Calgary, Alberta, and daughter-in-law Lori (Pat) of Carrington, North Dakota.  At the time of her passing Myrna had 18 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. 


Myrna will be laid to rest at Prince Albert Memorial Gardens in Prince Albert, next to her husband Lester and daughter Brenda.  A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 o’clock on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at the Shellbrook Pentecostal Assembly with Pastor Dave Bodvarson officiating. In lieu of other tributes, memorial donations may be made to the Shellbrook & District Health Services Foundation (Box 33, Shellbrook, SK S0J 2E0.)  Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit  Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Beau " Lac" Funeral Home in Shellbrook, SK 306-747-2828.  






Memorial Service

1:00 pm
Saturday, April 20, 2024
Shellbrook Pentecostal Assembly
61 2nd Street west
Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, Canada
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