Burdett was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, as the middle child and
the only boy of his parents. He was interested in the Canadian wildlife
as a child and took a keen interest in hunting and fishing. He got into
carving after making a few rough decoys for hunting.
His first career was as a superintendent of Otis Elevator Company
where he worked for twenty-six years. He carved while he worked, during
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