Burkett, Lawrence


Cremation has taken place. Ash interment will be held at a later date.



Lawrence Elbert Burkett

1928 - 2018

Lawrence Elbert Burkett born March 27, 1928 in the Dauphin Hospital. He passed away at Boundary Trails Health Centre on Monday December 3, 2018.

His parents were Wilfred and Ina (Young) Burkett. Lawrence and his sister Joyce attended Whirlpool school, using a dog sled for transportation in the winter. The family moved to Erickson and he attended Erickson school. Carpentry was his career, Lawrence built many houses, was always willing to put his carpentry skills to work helping others. He also worked in Merrit, BC in auto wrecking, and in his garage at Prince George. Lawrence married Elsie (Benson) Sterling, March 30, 1961. They loved to travel. Fishing was their favourite pass time. He always had fishing stories to share with family and friends. In 2001, Lawrence returned to Manitoba, living in Neepawa, McCreary and Morden.Out-of-Canada travels were to South Africa, St. Kits, Texas, Arizona, New York and Delaware.

Lawrence was predeceased by his parents, Wilfred and Ina, wife, Elsie, sister, Dorothy, brother, Dorland, brothers-in-law, Murray Black, Eskill Ullberg and Sid Waldron and niece, Susan Black.

Remembering his life are Joyce Waldron, Marjorie Black, Beryl (Bill) Tinkler, Viola Burkett, along with 14 nieces and nephews and many friends.

In keeping with his wishes, no formal memorial service will be held.



#1 Lesley 2019-03-01 10:58
Condolences to Lawrence family. I grew up in the neighbour hood in Maple Ridge BC and as a child we called Lawrence “Mr. Lawrence” he was amazing teaching all of the kids in the neighbourhood wood working and helping us build cars, frames whatever our imagination could think of! A very kind man who will be missed.

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