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Burgess; Muriel Agnes

Posted By Obits On August 13, 2020 @ 2:49 pm In Obituaries | 62 Comments

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Burgess, Muriel Agnes (Colp) 79, SW Port Mouton passed away peacefully in Queens Manor Liverpool surrounded by as much love from her family as COVID would allow. 
Born in Central Port Mouton, Muriel was the 5th child of Gerald and Lillian (Frausel) Colp. Though times were hard she had a good childhood. She was given the nickname lightning, because she ran everywhere and was as fast as lightning! But to her brother Maynard, she was Rosebud.
Muriel and Junior spent many years trout fishing at Cox’s Creek, dragging their kids to the saw dust pile until the bears got too close, moose hunting in Cape Breton, camping wherever they found a spot, even if that meant building a lean-to, picnicing with the family on Port Joli Head or Port Mouton Island and going for drives every Sunday, either to the eastard or westward as Dad would say. Sunday dinners were spent between the house in SW, the camp in Port Joli or the fish house. We had the best of all worlds.
Mom’s working years were spent at the fish plant in Port Mouton and then in Port L’Herbert. She said they were a great bunch and they had a lot of fun! She was so happy that one of them even ended up being her care giver at the manor.
When Dad fished off shore Mom made a trip with him almost every summer. She was never one to shy away from a challenge. I guess that came from being a fisherman’s wife and trying to raise 5 kids.
When Mom was able she loved to travel, which took her to the West Indies, England, across Canada, Newfoundland and bus trips to the States with some very good friends.
She also enjoyed playing cards, listening to old country music, going to bingo and buying pull tickets. Though she never did win the big one.
Mom and Dad had many, MANY friends over the years. Even a few shady characters! But they always had a good time. Especially when everyone got together at the fish house for a jam or cookout.
She was even able to learn how to rug hook thanks to her very good friend Joan. Unfortunately, she only did a few pieces before Parkinson’s robbed her of that enjoyment.
Mom loved birds and always made sure she had feeders full of seeds. Her favourites were the chickadees and she was even able to get them to come into the camp and eat out of the seed cup while she held it.
Mom loved many things but it was her family she loved the most.
The last number of years Mom struggled with many health issues that kept her from doing the things she loved. For as much as we will miss her we are thankful she is at peace and her body is at rest.
Muriel is survived by her husband John (Junior), SW Port Mouton, daughters Chris (Bill) McGrath, Antigonish, Heather (Richard) Whynot, Port Mouton, Cavell (Gary) Nowe, Chelsea, Karen (Chris Hatt) Burgess, Milton, Wendy (Blair) Whynot, New Grafton, and son Roland (Denise) Burgess, SW Port Mouton. Grandchildren Kevin, Janice, Jason McGrath, Matthew and Mark Whynot, Lindsay Lowe, Jeremy Thorbourne, Ethan Whynot, Shannon Nowe, Madison, Chloee and Liam Burgess, 16 great-grandchildren. Sisters Ruth (Murray) Thorburne, Liverpool, Celia Duchesne, Lower Sackville, Inez Hynick, Port Mouton, and sister-in-law Janet Colp, Port Mouton. As well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents Muriel was predeceased by her brothers Clair and Maynard Colp, sister Sharon Allison, her first husband Eric Theriau, great-grandson Mason Frail, brother-in-laws Bob Duchesne, Donnie Hynick and David Allison, and sister-in-law Anna Daury.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. At Mom’s request, there will be no funeral service. Donations may be made to Queens Manor, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or IWK Hospital.
Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
Many thanks to the staff at Queens Home Support, Surf Lodge and especially Queens Manor for the excellent care and kindness they gave to Mom while she was there. 

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Condolence from Charlotte Kelley on August 13th, 2020 4:24 pm

To al of Muriel’s family. Please accept my sincere condolences. I will miss her infectious smile and our bingo dates at the manor. May your wonderful memories of her help you get through the difficult days ahead.

Condolence from Kim Cassidy on August 13th, 2020 4:29 pm

Our Deepest Sympathies to the family.

Condolence from Angela Roy on August 13th, 2020 4:49 pm

Our condolences to the family.

Condolence from John & Nancy LEEFE on August 13th, 2020 5:12 pm

Muriel and Junior, Junior and Muriel: as the old song goes, like a horse and carriage, you can’t have one without the other. Everyone who had the joy of knowing Muriel were blessed. Kind, generous, loving and quintessentially good humoured, she will always be remembered with a smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with Muriel’s loving family, especially Junior.

Condolence from Bella and Jordan Oickle on August 13th, 2020 5:16 pm

To all of Muriels’ Family
So sorry to hear of her passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. R.I.P. Muriel

Condolence from Marina Foley on August 13th, 2020 5:38 pm

Karen and family,

So sorry for your loss.❤️

Condolence from Peggyand Richard Hatt on August 13th, 2020 5:39 pm

To Muriel’s Family
Richard and I are deeply saddened by Muriel’s passing .What a lovely tribute to her you wrote . I didn’t know her for very long but I found her to be a really nice person the few times I was around her . I am sure you all have lots of wonderful memories to hold close to your hearts …Sincerely Peggy and Richard

Condolence from Ed and Evie Fisher on August 13th, 2020 5:43 pm

To the family Sorry to hear about muriel, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at .

Condolence from Ivan & Marilyn Huskins on August 13th, 2020 6:05 pm

To the Burgess family

I’m sorry to hear about the passing of Muriel
and would like to send our condolences .God
Bless you all at this time. May she R.I.P.

Condolence from Allan&Beth LaRocque on August 13th, 2020 6:09 pm

To The Family,

We are very sorry to hear of Mrs. Burgess’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Stacey Colp on August 13th, 2020 6:44 pm

To the family’s of the late Muriel Burgess, I send you my condolence for the loss of a love one.I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Condolence from Katrina Cassidy on August 13th, 2020 6:57 pm

My condolences to all of you. So sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you in this time of sorrow. Sending hugs and kisses.

Condolence from Doug Cassidy on August 13th, 2020 7:00 pm

My condolences to all of you.

Condolence from Philip and Susan on August 13th, 2020 7:05 pm

Love, hugs and prayers to Muriel`s family . So sorry for your loss.
Remember all the great times you shared with her and keep them
close. She is now flying with the angels.

Condolence from Betty and Ted on August 13th, 2020 7:25 pm

So Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Condolence from Lynn Kempton-Lowe on August 13th, 2020 7:28 pm

Dear Inez,
I was so sorry to hear about your sister’s passing. Over the years (as you know) I’ve lost touch with many of your family members, but I still have fond memories of you spending time here at my home, helping out at times when my dear mother was so sick, and the friendship that developed between Peggy and me, which led to me spending time at your parents home and getting to know so many members of your family. One very meaningful memory to me was the night that we all walked down to the Port Mouton Baptist Church for the Christmas service – I had never experienced that type of thing in my own family and I’m sure that it played a very important part in my decision to turn my life over to Christ a few years later. Please pass on my condolences to the others in Muriel’s family and know that I am thinking of you all and keeping you in my prayers. Love from Lynn xo

Condolence from Michael Wilson on August 13th, 2020 7:53 pm

Hey Rollie sorry to hear about your mom, should have said in obituary for a small in stature woman she kept all the kids in line, so that is where Mad Dog got her speed from was your mom.

Condolence from Thelma Macleod on August 13th, 2020 8:17 pm

Dear Wendy & Family

I’m really sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I know it’s hard but your memories of her will hold a special place in your heart. As time goes on, the sadness will become special memories with some laughter and some tears. She will always be a miss. Each day will get a little easier. Time will heal your sadness.

Thelma & Wade Macleod

Condolence from Tanya Roy on August 13th, 2020 8:17 pm

Just to see this my heart just breaks…For the last few years I got to know this amazing sweet lady that I will never forget…very kind soul…Karen and family my heart goes out to all you she was just amazing and you guys was so lucky to have her…I will never forget you Muriel…May you rest in piece sweet angel….xoxo

Condolence from Laurie & Audrelyn on August 13th, 2020 8:48 pm

Please accept our condolences

Condolence from Helen & David Fox on August 13th, 2020 8:58 pm

So sorry to hear of Muriel’s passing. Please except our condolences.

Condolence from Jackie Flint on August 13th, 2020 9:07 pm

My deepest sympathy Junior to you and your family remembering Muriel with great affection may she rip.

Condolence from Phyllis and Claude Bonnell on August 13th, 2020 9:13 pm

Our sincere sympathy for all the family. We continue to hold you up in prayer for God’s comfort. Claude and Phyllis Bonnell

Condolence from Susan on August 13th, 2020 9:20 pm

Karen & family,
I am sorry for your loss. I will always remember her blue eyes and her smile. She will be missed at Queens Manor

Condolence from Janet Gatzke on August 13th, 2020 10:03 pm

To the family of the late Muriel Burgess, we send our condolences to you all. So sorry to hear of your loss. She was a very nice lady. Hugs to all.

Condolence from Ira and Brenda Huskins on August 13th, 2020 10:16 pm

To the family of Muriel, may she Rest In Peace! She sure had a good life, what a blessing.

Condolence from Susan Roy on August 13th, 2020 11:29 pm

Junior and family:
We are sending our most heartfelt sympathies on the passing of Muriel. Treasure your wonderful memories and hold them close to your heart. We will be thinking of all of you during the difficult days and weeks ahead. She was always a wonderful neighbor.
With sympathy, Kenny & Susan

Condolence from Kristen Allison on August 13th, 2020 11:48 pm

Rollie, Denise, Madison, Chloee, Liam, and family… so sorry for your loss. Sending my condolences to you all.

Condolence from Philip & Daisy on August 14th, 2020 12:39 am

We are so sorry for your loss,,sincere condolences,to Junior,Heather,Rollie and all the family

Condolence from Kim Risser on August 14th, 2020 7:07 am

Karen, Cavel and Wendy,

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom.
My thoughts are with you. Treasure your memories.


Condolence from Lorraine MacGowan on August 14th, 2020 7:49 am

To Muriel’s family I am so sad to hear of this loss. I have many memories of times at family gatherings at the fish house with. Stedman years ago. Lots of love, music, and food to fill the hearts,minds and tummies of all who were lucky enough to be part of this loving family. Muriel’s smile always shined through. This memoriam is a great testament to the love you all share. Hugs for you all

Condolence from Bruce Theriau on August 14th, 2020 9:05 am

To Heather and the Burgess Family

So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Thinking of you in these difficult times.

Condolence from Clyde & Wendy (Smith) MacAdams on August 14th, 2020 9:24 am

To Junior and family

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Know that you are in our thoughts at this difficult time. Take care

Condolence from Donna & Donald Huphman on August 14th, 2020 9:49 am

Junior ,Karen & family we was sorry to hear of Muriel’s passing .
Sincere condolences to you all at this sad time .

Condolence from Ricky and Mariann Broome on August 14th, 2020 10:14 am

Junior & Family:

Sorry for your loss. Our sincere sympathy to you all

Ricky and Mariann

Condolence from David and Janet Spicer on August 14th, 2020 10:32 am

Junior and family
We were saddened to hear of Muriel’s passing. I remember her smiling face and always so pleasant. She will be missed . Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Condolence from Shelley Boens on August 14th, 2020 10:33 am

Muriels family, so so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all in this difficult time. Keep her memories alive and her always close to your hearts. She was always smiling and always stopped to talk. She will be surely missed..

Condolence from Tara Smith on August 14th, 2020 11:08 am

Junior & Karen and all the family
My thoughts are with you, Muriel was such a beautiful soul and you have such treasured memories. May those memories give you great joy in the future. It is not easy losing someone you love as I just went through it with my Dad. Stay strong and together as a family!

Condolence from Tara Smith on August 14th, 2020 11:11 am

PS I loved the obituary she’s smiling right now!

Condolence from Vanessa Whynot on August 14th, 2020 11:14 am

So sorry for your loss.Muriel was a joy to look after. She always had a smile. Thinking if you all.

Condolence from Margo Hanley on August 14th, 2020 11:18 am

To all the family: I am sorry for your loss. She was a great lady. God Bless

Condolence from Donna Wagner Rasmussen on August 14th, 2020 2:05 pm

To the Colp Family, so sorry to read of Muriel’s passing. Sending condolences to her family

Condolence from Anne Conrad on August 14th, 2020 3:43 pm

Rollie, Cavell and Karen and families.

So sorry to hear of your moms passing. Thinking of you all!


Condolence from Patty Burgess on August 14th, 2020 7:58 pm

Junior,Rollie and families

So sorry for your loss ♥ thinking of you all at this difficult time..

Syvilla,Patty and Hughey

Condolence from Marie and Carl Davis on August 14th, 2020 8:12 pm

Sorry to hear about Muriel’s death. She was a very friendly person and we were glad to have known her.

Condolence from Lorimer and Evelyn on August 14th, 2020 9:02 pm

We are thinking of you all at this sad time. Take care.

Condolence from Danielle Robertson on August 14th, 2020 9:49 pm

To.Muriel’s Family: I know how much your family means. You are lucky to have had such a great wife, Mom, Grandmother who cared so much and gave so much. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

Condolence from Elaine and Junior Williams on August 15th, 2020 10:29 am

We hope those wonderful memories keep Muriel close in your hearts.

Condolence from KENNETN and VALERIE on August 15th, 2020 1:18 pm


Condolence from Joanne McLeod on August 15th, 2020 4:31 pm

So sorry to learn that Muriel has passed away. Sending my deepest sympathy to all her family.

Condolence from Darren Horton on August 16th, 2020 9:00 am

My condolences to the whole family.

Condolence from ANDERS OLSSON on August 16th, 2020 10:47 am

Sorry for your loss I hope that you can find peace that she is in a peaceful place with her beloved family who passed before her.
Karen lessen att hora att hon har gat till ett battre plats jag traffade henne for manga ar sedan
My prayers are with you an your family

Condolence from Ron & Barb Campbell on August 16th, 2020 10:49 am

To the Family,
We are saddened to hear of Muriel’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Condolence from Melanie melissa sarty on August 16th, 2020 7:24 pm

Dear Karen and to all of Muriel’s family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful person and she will be greatly missed by myself and all of her extended Queens Manor family.. Her smile truely lit up a room !! Hold onto all your cherished memories.

Melanie Sarty

Condolence from Holly and Philip Smith on August 17th, 2020 11:07 am

To the family of Muriel,
Thinking of you all in deepest sympathy at this sad time. Your Mom was such a nice and vibrant lady and a fixture in the community .She has left behind a great family . May she rest easy now.
Holly and Philip Smith

Condolence from Frank and Jane Croft on August 17th, 2020 2:35 pm

So sorry to hear of the passing of Muriel..It was such a great pleasure to work with her…Beautiful lady….My sincere condolences to all her families..❤

Condolence from Vina Moses on August 17th, 2020 2:49 pm

Condolences to her family and friends.

Condolence from Bobby Kretschmer (Toronto) on August 18th, 2020 12:45 pm

Dear Heather, and all the family of the late Muriel Burgess. My sincere condolences and sympathy to all.

Condolence from Craig Stuart/Maria Labour on August 19th, 2020 12:22 am

To all of Muriel’s family: We send our sincere condolences. Take care.

Condolence from Anne Cameron on August 19th, 2020 6:36 am

Dear Karen , so sorry to hear of your loss.

Condolence from Terri Longmire (nee Huskins) on August 19th, 2020 8:53 am

To all of Muriel’s family

I am so sorry to hear of Muriel’s passing. She had a huge, loving family who will miss her dearly. My condolences to all of you at this very sad time.

Condolence from Barbara Keans on August 29th, 2020 9:35 am

To Rollie and family and Jr

Was so sadden to see the passing of Muriel. She was a sweet person and loved by so many. She had a heart of gold. Sending my condolence to all. She is smiling and so happy with our Lord

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