Burton Levi Greene

The family of Burton Levi Greene sadly announces his passing on January 10, 2011. Burt was born in Telkwa on October 3rd 1920. In 1943 he became a soldier, joining the Royal Canadian Engineers. After brief training in Eastern Canada, the company shipped out to England, from where he was dispatched to active duty in Holland, Belgium and Germany. Burt and his brothers operated Meadowbrooke Farms, supplying milk and milk products throughout the Bulkley Valley. The farm was sold in 1963 and Burt went to work for Madigan Equipment. Among his many talents and hobbies was winemaking, (for which he frequently received the ”Best of Show” award) at the Fall Fair. He was an accomplished sign painter and made the original “Welcome to Telkwa” signs. He also loved photography and making films with an 8mm movie camera. The family is fortunate to have many of these precious memories. An accomplished woodworker and general craftsman, Burt spent many hours designing and building all manner of projects from landscaping to whirligigs. In his spare time he was an avid fisherman and also loved to play and listen to music. He was a great humanitarian and a devout (if not highly visible) Christian. Burt’s greatest accomplishment however was in the enduring love which inspired each of his children to reach for and achieve the benchmarks he established.

He is survived by Anne, his wife of 60 years, daughters Barbara and Sandra and sons Fred, James and Raymond, plus 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at yet undetermined date. Notice will be posted in this newspaper.


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