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Fred Chester Burrill

Burrill, Rev. Fred Chester – Truro. “Brown” to his family and many of his friends, passed away peacefully in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro on April 21, 2012. Born in Yarmouth on March 3, 1927, he was a son of the late Harold and Muriel (Archer) Burrill. He graduated from Yarmouth Academy, Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B., and Pine Hill Divinity Hall in Halifax. He was a minister of the United Church of Canada, and served churches in Canterbury, N.B., Berwick, N.S., St. Paul’s in Spryfield, N.S., Central in Moncton, N.B., St. Mark’s in Saint John, N.B. and St. Andrew’s in Chatham, N.B. After 44 years of active ministry, he retired to Truro in 1996. In his retirement, he enjoyed gardening, golfing, bowling, skating and walking, all of which replaced, for the most part, his earlier hobbies of fishing and hunting.

Fred is survived by his wife, the former Audrey Prosser; their four sons, Gary (Debbie Perrott), Upper Musquodoboit; Randy (Vee Reich), Pictou; Roger (Nancy Taylor), Halifax; Gordon (Christine), Fredericton; grandchildren, Clayton, Fred, Eva, Rosanna, Sophie, Nigel, Adrian, Seth, Sarah, Marshall, Jeremy, Melanie, Rebecca; great-grandchildren, Miles, Owen, Willow, Dylan; brothers, Henry, Lower Sackville; Prescott (Shirley), Calgary; sister-in-law, Janet Burrill, Halifax; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Charlie; sister-in-law, Frances Burrill.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Monday, 7-9 p.m., and funeral service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m., both in Brunswick Street United Church, Truro, Rev. David Lutes officiating. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Brunswick Street United Church General Fund, or a charity of choice. Interment will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Mountain Cemetery, Parade Street, Yarmouth.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.


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