BURTT, Marylea Beattrice—after a short illness at QHC-Belleville General Hospital on Friday, July 23rd, 2021, in her 87th year. Daughter of the late Herbert Fox, Leila Fox (nee Lough). Beloved wife of the late Dr. Ross Sheldon Burtt. Sister to the late Graeme Fox. Loving mother of David (Laurie) Burtt of Plainfield and Liane (Stuart) Carter of Galveston Texas. Dear Grandmother of Evan and Aaron Burtt and Dr. Lauren and Dr. Kaci Carter.
Marylea graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics in 1959, and was married to Ross Burtt in 1960. She worked alongside him in his Chiropractic office until retirement.
Marylea was always active and engaged in her community. She was the first woman in Canada to chair a public transit commission, serving in Belleville in that capacity for 9 years, starting in 1968. She was an elected trustee for Hastings County School Board, an elder, and President of United Church Women as well as President of a local political party. She had a long-standing love and dedication to the Canadian Federation of University Women, and held many positions at the local, provincial and national levels, doing many good works over 60 years and more.
Private cremation services entrusted to Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613) 968-2273. A Celebration of Life will occur at a later date. If desired, Memorial Donations to the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW), http://cfuw.org would be appreciated.