Melvin Burgess and Clara Phillips

Melvin Thomas Burgess
8.4.1890 - 8.10.1970

Spouse: Clara Elizabeth Phillips
2.10.1896 - 11.13.1983

Grave:
Melvin: Hillcrest Cemetery, Smiths Falls
Clara: Hillcrest Cemetery, Smiths Falls

Parents:
Melvin: Charlotte Weekes and Thomas Burgess
Clara: William Henry Phillips and Mary Ann Drysdale

Children: Connie, Ross, Helene

Burgess and Phillips on RootsWeb

Clara is the daughter of William Henry Phillips & Mary Ann Drysdale. Mary Ann is the daughter of Alexander Drysdale & Mary Park.


1965 at Bow Falls, Banff

Clara's obituary

Connie Burgess

Connie Burgess
Jan. 8, 1920 - July 8, 2000

William Robinson
1.8.1920 Ballymena N. Ireland - 2007

Marriage: 4.26.1947

Parents: Melvin Burgess and Clara Phillips

Children: Janice Walsh and Ian Robinson

Ross Burgess

Ross M.T. Burgess
Jun 11, 1924 - Dec. 30, 2009

Spouse: Thelma Lillian Hallas

Parents: Melvin Burgess and Clara Phillips

Children: Peter Burgess, Linda Burgess, Donna Brownlee, Lori Burgess

BURGESS, ROSS - 85, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2009, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, surrounded by his loving family– Born in Smiths Falls, Ont–, to Melvin and Clara (Phillips) Burgess, the family moved to Montreal, Que–, in the 30s– After finishing high school, Ross served in the RCAF from 1943-45 as a pilot– He met his future wife after the war and they married in September, 1947– Ross graduated from Sir George Williams University (now Concordia) in Montreal in 1950 with a degree in commerce– He worked for Canada Cement (Lafarge) for many years in Montreal, but he was happy to be transferred to Halifax in the early 70s– While living in Montreal, he enjoyed weekends gliding at the flying club in Hawkesbury, Ont– After retirement, Ross joined his wife, Terri, at Burgess Travel Ltd– and travelled the world, exploring out-of-theway places– He particularly enjoyed Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Burma– He spent the last two winters travelling with family in Argentina– Over the years Ross has enjoyed his time at the Halifax Curling Club, the Saraguay and The Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron and his Monday luncheons at the RA Park Officers' Mess with his veteran buddies– He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Thelma "Terri" (Hallas); son, ; grandchildren, Christian (Erin) and Corey (Lesle) Klender, Christina, Callie and Lexie Baker, Jamie Brownlee, Natasha and Mandy Burgess; great-grandchildren, Payton Baker, Rylann Klender, Asher Braden, Tressa McCosker; several nieces and nephews, including Janice Walsh who always considered Ross her special uncle– He was predeceased by sisters, Constance Robinson and Helene Scott– Ross was a kind and generous man with a wonderful sense of humour– He will be sadly missed– Cremation has taken place– There will be no visitation or memorial service as per Ross' wishes– Interment will be at the Last Post Veterans' Columbarium located in the Fairview Lawn Cemetery– It was Ross' wish that friends and family get together and raise a glass in memory of him and his happy and long life– On-line condolences may be sent to the family at: rossburgess2009@hotmail–com

Helene Burgess

Helene Burgess
March 14, 1930 - Oct. 5, 1999

Edward Scott
1925 - 2006