MDC is saddened to hear of the passing of Burt Hamilton, a graduate, Board member, local pastor, and teacher in the Hamilton area.

Burton Wayne Hamilton graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity in 1964, winning the Protestant Women’s Federation Essay Prize. He went on to serve as a pastor in church communities in Hamilton, ON, Brockport, NY, Ottawa, ON, and Burlington, ON. Burt also worked in education for much of his career, teaching English and working as a guidance counsellor in Burlington and Streetsville high schools, later founding Park Academy (Burlington, ON) in 1975, where he acted as principal for several years.

Burt was a mentor to many and served on boards of directors of various churches and charitable Christian organisations, including McMaster Divinity College’s Board of Trustees, beginning in 2003. He served as Vice-Chair for nearly ten years, from 2003 to 2014.

We are grateful for the years of service Burt dedicated to McMaster Divinity College and for the impact he made during his time here. He is remembered fondly by those who served alongside him.

A visitation for Burt Hamilton will be held at West Highland Church (1605 Garth St, Hamilton, ON) on Wednesday, September 6 from 2:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM, and Thursday, September 7 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The funeral service will take place at the same location on Thursday, September 7 at 12:00 PM, with the reception to follow immediately after the service. Please keep the Hamilton family in your prayers as they mourn this great loss.


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