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.
View the full obituary and sign the guestbook at: https://www.gilbertsonfh.com/obituary/gertrude-fairweather
Published by Stanwood Camano News from Jul. 13 to Jul. 14, 2021.