Obituary of Burt Walter Heacock
Burt Walter Heacock
(July 13, 1951 - July 29, 2023)
Burt Walter Heacock passed away on July 29, 2023 in St Mary’s Hospital. He was 72 years old.
Burt was born on July 13, 1951 to Walter Heacock and his wife, Margaret (Callins), in Oakland County, Michigan. He moved several times over the course of his life. He lived in Chicago, Boston, Colorado, Maine, and Quebec before settling in Alberta.
Burt met Barrie Fletcher, the love of his life, in 2000 in Calgary. The two of them moved to Ferintosh, in 2001, to pursue Burt’s dream of owning and operating a Bed and Breakfast. With their hard work and talent, the BnB became a well known, quality place to stay. The Ferintosh Manor appeared in magazines, books, and many, many wedding photos. Burt and Barrie chose the yard of the Manor for their own wedding in 2017. Burt loved life. That life included opera, designs and architecture, shopping, storms, decorating, Halloween, greenhouses, and gardening. But what he loved most were people. Especially family and friends. Everyone who knew him, knew the door was always open and the coffee fresh.
Burt is survived by his husband, Barrie; sisters Cathy and Carol Ann; as well as his brother, Bill; and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves a large circle of close friends to mourn his loss.
Burt was a man who was larger than life, itself. He will be greatly missed by everyone he touched in life.
A Funeral Mass was held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 11, 2023, at the St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, 3605 50 St Camrose, celebrated by Fr. Kris Schmidt.
The service will be live-streamed and can be viewed at 11:00 am on August 11th on the church website at the following link: https://stfxcamrose.caedm.ca and a recording will be available later on the church website under “recorded masses”.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Burt's memory may be made to Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation, or to Little Beaver Hi-U Senior Centre.