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KENDALL, Burtine Edna



23 January 1932 – 1 July 2024

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Burtine Edna Kendall at the age of 92. She will be remembered with love by her daughter Cheryl (Mark), her son Paul (Mary Pat), and her sisters Eleanore (Ron) and Elizabeth. She will also be greatly missed by her grandchildren Jeni and Chaim, her great grandson Jack, and her many nieces, nephew and friends. Pre-deceased by her husband Arthur, son Burt, and her two sisters June and Vera.

Growing up in an Air Force family with four sisters, Burtine travelled the country as her father helped to set up a variety of Bases during the war. This established in Burtine a resilience and tenacity which would become her trademarks throughout her life. Throughout her life Burtine worked in a variety of jobs and had numerous adventures in places as varied as the Yukon Territories and Goose Bay Labrador. In 1962 Burtine met Arthur, the love of her life, and they were married for 57 years, raising a family and travelling to postings across Canada many times, and to France, throughout his Air Force career.

Burtine’s professional forte became accounting, an area at which she excelled, and so enjoyed. She became one of the first female managers in the Government of Alberta, administering the coal and oil revenue program in the late 1970s. Studying evenings for 8 years she achieved her Certified General Accounting designation in 1982.

Eventually settling in St. Albert, Burtine became a gifted artist, dabbling in painting, doll making, knitting, quilting and virtually any other artistic pursuit which captured her fancy. Along the way she developed a large and diverse group of close friends who shared her interests and loved to laugh with her about the most irreverent of things!

At Burtine’s request there will be no funeral, but a Celebration of Life, where her friends and family are invited to come and share their memories with Cheryl and Paul and families will be held in the coming weeks. An announcement will be made in the near future in order to facilitate the travel of those from outside the St. Albert area. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the St. Albert Sturgeon Hospice Association (

The family would like to thank Josh Running and the St. Albert paramedics for Burtine’s excellent care.

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