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Rev. Frederick C. Burnett


Rev. Frederick C. Burnett

Rev. Frederick Charles Burnett of Upper Brighton, NB, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Carleton Manor, Woodstock, NB at the age of 89.

He was born in Pleasant Valley, NS, on July 8, 1928. He was the son of the late Rev. Frederick Charles Burnett and Eva Annis Hatfield.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Inez Bessie Burnett (Ginson); his sisters, Queenie Fuller and Connie (Ron) Fredette. He also leaves behind special friend and brother-in-law, Roger Mood; along with longtime friends, Martin Lloyd, Andrew Lloyd, and Roland Cyr.

He was predeceased by his parents; brothers Reg and Ralph; sister, Dolly; half-sister, Lily; and half-brother, John.

Rev. Burnett is the last surviving elder of the Free Baptist of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Growing up in a Yarmouth County united Baptist parsonage, he began preaching as a teenager. In 1947, he joined the Free Baptist Church at East Kemptville, NS, and was ordained in 1951.

Since 1958, he and his wife Inez have lived in Carleton County in New Brunswick where he continued to preach the Gospel as a Free Baptist Minister.

He was a highly respected historian and often his research included examining the records of early settlements and denominational movements in the Maritimes.

A prolific writer, he was published by many periodicals and journals. in 1966, he published a "Biographical Directory of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Free Baptist Ministers and Preachers".

He was on the Board of School Trustees, District 29, from 1975-1992 and in 1977 he was elected Director of the NBSTA until 1991.

He was widely known as a craftsman specializing in monuments and lettering on behalf of Brunswick Monuments, Ltd.

A graveside service will be held at the Hatfield Memorial Cemetery in East Kemptville, NS on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 11 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Hatfield Memorial Cemetery would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brunswick Funeral Home, Perth-Andover.