Trudy Fairweather
1938 - 2021
Gilbertson Funeral Home and Cremation Service - Stanwood
27001 88th Ave NW
Stanwood, WA
Camano Island - Trudy Fairweather passed to spirit on the morning of June 12, 2021, at her peaceful home on Camano Island, WA, surrounded by love. Born October 13, 1938, in Cambridge, MA, Trudy was the eldest daughter of Gertrude "Gertie" (Goneau) Burns and Ernest "Ernie" D. Burns.

A talented gardener and prize-winning quilter, she magically brought her sense of style, meticulousness, and love of uncommon colors, shapes, and patterns to both. She often said that she considered her children and grandchildren her greatest gift and proudest

accomplishment. They considered her one of the strongest, most resilient people they knew. They remember her for celebrating their milestones, listening well, helping guide them to decide what was best for them, and encouraging them not to forget to enjoy.

She'll be remembered for her curiosity, sense of humor, easy smile, and inability to resist a swing or to sit still when a good song came on. Trudy believed that we are always learning until the day we die, that adversity brings strength, and that life and love are precious. She lived all of it to the end.

Her younger siblings Bobby (Robert) Burns, Kathy (Kathleen) Burns (Lavargna), and Marie Burns, her nephew Rick Lavargna and niece April Lavargna preceded her in death, joining her beloved mother ("Nana") Gertie, who passed when Trudy was just 31, and her father Ernest.

Trudy is survived by her daughters Amy (Fairweather) Burghart of Bellingham, WA, Jill Fairweather of Rockland, MA, and Tami Fairweather of New Orleans, LA; her son-in-law Doug Burghart; her grandsons Nolan and Clay Burghart; her cousin Mary (Goneau) Harding and Mary's husband Roy. She also leaves behind her nieces and nephews Susan, Robert, Annette, and Michael and their children, all of Massachusetts; her godson David Harding and his sister Lisa; and many dear cousins, extended family, and friends from throughout her life,

including all the Gabalots and her longest friends Betty and Renie.

Trudy's family and friends are celebrating her life through the joy of connection and the beauty of nature, per her wishes. We invite anyone that knew and loved her to do the same. And in Trudy's words, remember to be good to yourself.

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Published by Stanwood Camano News from Jul. 13 to Jul. 14, 2021.
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I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of your mom, from my younger days. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
John Bashore
August 26, 2021
Amy, Jill, and Tami, So sorry to read about the passing of your mom. She was such a beautiful person in and out. Lucky you call her my Aunt
Susan (Burns) Santoro
July 17, 2021
So sorry to see this today. Rest in Peace
Susan Derifield
July 11, 2021
A life well lived leaves a legacy of love and admiration by family and friends. Rest in peace Trudy knowing it was a job well done.
Roy and Patty Fairweather
July 4, 2021
I have such wonderful memories of Trudy. Her sister Marie and I were close and I knew when Marie needed to talk or needed advice we were heading to Newton for a visit. Your mom's smile was infectious. No matter what was going on in her life she always had time for our intrusion. Of course Marie also wanted to spend time with her niece's. I understood much more during visits up in Washington. Her love of the life that God has given us was something that I continue to admire. Yes, she will be missed but she left a legacy behind that has affected many.
Brian Lane
July 3, 2021
I'm so sorry to hear about your mother passing she is now resting in peace her and my mother Deanna Shaw went to school together in Somerville Mass she is now resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are all in my prays always remember the good times you had with her
Lorraine Butler
July 2, 2021
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