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BURT, Major Margaret Rose



September 8th, 1939 - April 13th, 2024

Marg was promoted to Glory, passing away peacefully at Trillium Manor on Saturday, April 13, 2024, in her 85th year. Marg was born in Corner Brook, NFLD on September 8th, 1939 to Stella & Thomas Burt (both predeceased). Dear Sister to Wayne Burt and Gordon Burt (predeceased). Loving aunt to nephews Jeff (Amanda) Burt, Mitchell (Sherida) Burt and Jennifer Brunell, and to great nieces Abigail, Brook, Rebecca, and Stephanie. Special cousin to Brenda (Manny - deceased) Burt, Chantel and Stephen, Andrew and Tracy and family, and Roy and Vi Batstone.

Marg was commissioned and ordained as a Salvation Army Officer, Heroes of the Faith Session, in June 1964. She served in the Salvation Army Corps (churches) in Nova Scotia, and Ontario. Then, several appointments followed at Divisional, Territorial and International Headquarters. Marg was the Christian Education Consultant, followed by appointments at the College for Officer Training, Winnipeg, nine years serving in Pakistan in various roles. Returning home to serve at Booth College, Winnipeg, the Personnel department, several years in the United Kingdom, and once again returning to the Personnel department, Toronto, until her retirement in 1999.

During her years overseas, while principal, Marg co-ordinated and founded the South Asia College for Officers and many sessions were held in Sri Lanka, India, and Pakistan. Marg studied at Fuller institute (1987-88) and obtained her master’s degree in leadership training and was influential over the years to train and equip many officers and lay leaders.

Following her retirement in 1999, Marg served in many roles of responsibility at the local Salvation Army Church in Orillia until she had a stroke in August 2016. Marg moved to Trillium Manor in the fall of 2016 and continued to be used of God as she conducted chapel services, and prayed with staff and residents at the Manor. Many remember Marg’s prayer wall in her room. A special word of thanks to the PSWs, Nurses, and Doctors at Trillium Manor who have given Marg such loving care. Marg also continued to worship weekly at the Orillia Church in her wheelchair and prayed and supported many during this time. Marg enjoyed worshipping and being involved in the Salvation Army Orillia Corps for 26 years. Thank you for all your support and visits.

Visitation and a Celebration of Life Service will be held for Marg, on Friday, April 26, 2024, from 1pm until time of Service at 2 pm, at the Salvation Army Orillia. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to the youth work of the local Salvation Army, 157 Coldwater Road West, Orillia ON, L3V 3I7 directly, or through Mundell’s Funeral Home 79 West Street North, Orillia ON, L3V 5C1,

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