Gertrude Mary "Trudy" (Tippett)(Burnett) Yeomans

3/5/1937 - 7/8/2018

Obituary Overview

Gertrude Mary "Trudy" (Tippett)(Burnett) Yeomans

At the Saint John Regional Hospital on Sunday, July 8, 2018, Trudy Yeomans passed away. Born in Saint John, she was the daughter of the late Roy Burnett and Lenoir (Moulton).

While she grew up in West Saint John, she also spent many years in Montreal and recently Forest Hills. Shortly after the end of the Korean War, Trudy enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Her training and service there took her to St-Jean, QC and London, ON. After leaving the RCAF, she was employed with CP Rail in Montreal and Saint John until her retirement. She was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch# 69 and was quite proud to be awarded her lifetime membership.

 She spent many years camping with her friends and family each summer at Pine Cone campground in Sussex, eventually mastering the ability to drive a motor home. Trudy was an avid supporter of all things Legion-related. She volunteered tirelessly in the kitchen, on many committees, the annual Poppy Drive, and the Executive leadership of the Ladies Auxiliary. She loved watching the horse races, playing darts for the legion team, and going to the Sunday Night Dances at Branch 69 legion. She enjoyed socializing at many retired service personnel events. Veteran’s comfort and rights were very near to her heart and she was willing to do whatever she could to make sure their needs were met inside and outside of the Legion. Above all, her family was the focus of her life. She loved her children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, and the extended family she acquired with her second marriage at the young age of 67.

She is survived by her daughters, Edith Tippett of Utopia, NB, and Geraldine (Wayne Wilson), two grandchildren, Tiffany and Christopher Wilson, her sisters Frances Wylie and Sandra Connor, all of Saint John, and one brother Frank Burnett (Helen) of Barrie, ON, many stepchildren and step-grandchildren/great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, Ronald Yeomans, she was predeceased by her first husband Karl Tippett, her son, Gregory Burnett, and her brother, George Burnett.

Arrangements are under the care of Castle Funeral Home, 309 Lancaster Ave Saint John, NB E2M 2L3 (506)634-1701. Visitation will be held at Castle on Tuesday, July 10th from 6-8 PM, and Wednesday, July 11th from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. Funeral service will be held at Castle Funeral Home at 2 PM on Thursday, July 12. Interment to follow in Old Cedar Hill Cemetery on Lancaster Avenue. A reception will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 on Wilson St following interment. Donations in Trudy’s memory can be made to Bobby’s Hospice, the Last Post Fund, or the donor’s choice. Online condolences can be made at

Funeral Details

  • Visitation

    Castle Funeral Home

    Event Times

    7/10/2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    7/11/2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    7/11/2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service

    Castle Funeral Home

    Event Times

    7/12/2018 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Interment

    Old Cedar Hill Cemetery

    Event Times

    7/12/2018 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Reception

    Legion #69 Branch

    Event Times

    7/12/2018 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Posted by Andrew and family Wylie | 7/12/2018

When you lose a loved one, you gain a Guardian Angel - Aunt Trudy you will be one of the best! Our prayers go out to the rest of the family.

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Posted by Margo Yeomans | 7/12/2018

I knew Trudy as a kind and caring woman who brought my late father great peace and happiness in his final years. My husband Roderick and I, along with our son Aidan, visited with "Dad and Trudy" for extended periods when we came home from western Canada on summer holiday and Trudy welcomed us with open arms and an open heart. The three of us loved and respected Trudy and we feel very sorry that we won't have the opportunity to visit with her again. Aidan will always remember Grammy Trudy -- her smiles and hugs and the cards and presents she always took time to send to us on special occasions. Our deepest condolences go out to all her loved ones and to Edith especially. Trudy will remain in our hearts and prayers.

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