It is with deep sadness that the family announce the peaceful passing of David L. Burton on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Harbourstone Enhanced Care in Sydney.
Born on July 18, 1945 in Sydney, David was the son of the late Isabel and Daniel Burton.
Besides his parents, David was predeceased by his brother, Edward; mother-in-law, Annie Poirier; as well as In-laws, Clyde and William (Lillian).
David is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Beverley (Poirier) Burton; daughters; Kendra and Kerrianne (Morgan); grandchildren, Jordan (Crystal), Vanessa (Sam) and Brittany (Breton); great-grandsons, Cohen and Nate; siblings, Ralph (Patsy) and Betty; In-laws, Yvonne and Robert (Pansy); as well as several nieces and nephews.
Dave worked many years in the sheet metal industry with his good friend, David Seymour. He enjoyed country music and playing the guitar in church. He was a member of The Salvation Army and will be missed by all who knew him.
Visitation for the late David Burton will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 6-9 p.m. at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), Whitney Pier. Memorial service to celebrate his life will be on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at The Salvation Army on Inglis Street in Sydney at 11 a.m. with Kevin Head officiating. Following the service, a light lunch will be served in the YP Hall by the Home League. Private interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Dave may be sent to The Salvation Army Missionary Fund.
The family would like to send an incredible thank you to the staff of Miners Lane for their exceptional care of Dave in his time of need. The family also appreciates the care that Dr. Steve MacDougall and Dr. Jeannie Ferguson gave to Dave over the years.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
So sorry for your loss Bev and family, take care
From: Paul Briand
Bev, so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family.
From: Beverley and Darryl McVarish
So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you….
From: Mary Ellen Rogers Fraser
DEAR BEV..I WANT YOU TO KNOW YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
From: Heather Furey
Bev I am so sorry to hear of David’s passing. My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.
From: Kay Gillis
Bev & Family
Sending our deepest sympathy.
May the comfort of family & friends help you through this sad time.
Doddy & Bobby Keel (Whitney Pier)
Dear Bev & Family, sending our condolences to you in the loss of Dave.Our prayers are with you all.It will be a big void in your life.You were so good to be with him so much.This is another chapter of your life,I,m sure the good people of the Salvation Army will be a great help to you.They are a great bunch of people. Love&prayers.
We have such beautiful memories of this wonderful man. His gentle spirit and Godly commitment were very obvious traits. As I reflect today my mind goes back to our time in Sydney. I remember the beauty of his guitar playing as he often sat behind me during worship services. “Well done good and faithful servant!” Bev and family, please be assured of our prayers.
Morris and Wanda Vincent
Dear Bev, Kendra, and Kerrianne,
Very sorry for the recent loss of your dear Dave. He worked for many years for my father at Power’s Services. Dave was a gentle soul always friendly and pleasant whenever I met him. Dave was so proud of his family and you were all so good to him. We will keep you in our prayers.
THank you BEV we appreciate your comments and prayers.
We are deeply saddened by the news of David’s passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family always.
“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday…
Unseen, Unheard but always near.
Still loved, still missed and very near.”
Please accept our sincere condolences in David’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Bev, my condolences to you and your family on your loss. So nice to have met you on Miner’s Lane. Rhonda Wrobleski
bev just found out about dave.very sorry for your loss.pearl and willard brown.