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Ewart Charles Burt (1897-1947)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Friday, April 18, 1947

Postmaster E. C. Burt Passes Away Suddenly At His Home, 1947

    It came as a great shock throughout this community when it became known that Postmaster Ewart Charles Burt passed away suddenly at his home here Saturday afternoon at the age of 54 years.

    Born in Toronto he enlisted in the 2nd Depot Overseas Battery, C. F. A. and served overseas both in France and Belgium in the Trench Motars during the first World War. He was badly wounded and gassed whilst overseas and did not secure his discharge until May, 1919.

    Coming to the Yukon the late 1920s Mr. Burt enlisted in the R. C. M. P. at Dawson and was a member of the Force for seven years. He came to Whitehorse to assume the position of postmaster in August 1942 and had been in the postal service for the past nine or ten years.

    The funeral service was conducted at the Masonic Temple Tuesday the officers and members of Whitehorse Lodge No. 46, A. F. & A. M. being in charge of same and performing the last rites. Interment took place in the local cemetery.

    The large number of residents who attended the impressive ceremony was a silent tribute to the high regard in which the late Mr. Burt was held throughout this community. He leaves to mourn his loss his widow and a sister and brother-in-law in the East to whom sincerest sympathy is extended in their great bereavement.