It is with great sadness that we, the family of Edward Burton, announce his passing on Monday, April 5, 2021 with his family by his side, after a long battle with cancer.
Born on June 27, 1959 in Sydney, Edward was the son of the late Edward and Patsy (Sampson) Burton.
Edward is survived by his wife of 39 years, Eleanor (Mader) Burton; sons, Daniel (Jaymee) and David (Carly); three precious grandchildren, Landyn, Daniel and Benjamin; brother, Andrew (Janice); in-laws, Weldie (Sharon), Bev (Pat), Doug (Helen), Paula (Gerry), Patsy and Robert (Judy); as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and long-time friends.
Besides his parents, Edward was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Everett.
Edward worked in construction for 30 years with Peter’s Construction, The Graham Group in Alberta and the last three years as a training instructor with METI in Sydney. Edward loved his Toronto Maple Leafs, camping, Nascar and especially his ‘73’ Duster. You could find him at all the car shows.
Many thanks to Dr. Carol Critchley for all the great care over the years, as well as the doctors and nurses in the cancer unit, palliative care and the VON who were there for Edward in his time of need.
As per Edward’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation for the late Edward Burton will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. ‘Covid Protocols’ will be practiced at the visitation.
Donations in memory of Edward may be made to The Cape Breton Cancer Care Centre or Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Eleanor, Daniel, David and family So very sorry for the loss of Edward. Take great comfort in the loving memories you shared over the years. Thinking of you in this time of great Sorrow.
From: Donna & Nick Rutherford
We are deeply sorry for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather. Such a wonderful person. Our deepest sympathy.
From: Roy and Marilyn Peters
My sincere condolences to Eleanor and family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Xo
From: Glenda Landry
Dan we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
From: Kevin and Vanessa Pettipas
Eleanor & family I’m so sorry for your loss. Eleanor I teased you about your wedding but I was wrong you had a lot of years but still not enough
From: Gail Drover
Eleanor and family, so sorry to hear of Edwards passing, please accept our deepest condolences…
From: Ann Marie Gibbons
Our deepest condolences to you and your family Eleanor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult times
From: Patricia Gillis
Eleanor, Dan, David and family,
We were sorry to learn of Eddie’s death. He will be missed by so many who knew him as a fine man and a wonderful neighbor.
Agnes and I extend our deepest sympathy on your loss.
From: Les Elworthy
Our deepest sympathy to Eleanor and family for your great loss. You are all in our prayers.
From: Valerie and Jean C Levesque
Dear Eleanor & Family
We’re so sorry to hear of Edward’s passing. You are in our thoughts & prayers at this difficult time .
From: Jerry & Bev Devereaux
I am so sorry to hear that Edward passed, RIP
From: Ross kerr
We are so sorry to hear this!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you Eleanor , Dan, David and your families! Hugs
Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss,my thoughts are with you at this time.
Our deepest condolences to the whole family very sad news and may He rest in peace
Sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing , always enjoyed his company when he worked on highway projects.
So sorry Eleanor for your loss. Love to you and your family.
Sorry for your loss
So very sorry for your loss. Edward was a great guy He will be missed.
My deepest condolence to you, Patsy, Daniel and David. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
So very sorry to hear of Eddies passing. Our sincere condolences and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Dear Eleanor, please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your husband. Sending hugs and warm wishes to you and your family!
Sincerely, Wayne & Kathy MacAdam
Our deepest condolences to you and your family Eleanor. God bless!
Our condolences to the family.
I am so, so sorry to hear of Eddies passing. My condolences to his family !!! R.I.P. my friend.
Sending my condolences to the family.
Eleanor and family: So sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. He certainly put up a good fight. I know how close you two were and my heart aches for your loss. Your family , friends and precious grandchildren will help you get through the difficult times ahead. Treasure your memories. Hugs
Dear Eleanor & Family;
I was so sorry to read of Eddies passing..He was always such a nice person anytime I was in his company..He will be missed..
Eleanor you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time..Rest In Peace Dear Edward..
Love Avon and Family..♥️🙏🏻
Eleanor & Family. So sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. We will miss his beautiful smile and laughter. Had such great time at “Lyttle’s camp ground.”
Oh my goodness Eleanor, Dan and Dave, my condolences to you all, on the passing of your husband/dad. Thoughts are with you, during this difficult time.
Sorry to hear about Eddie’s passing , thoughts and prayers from our family to yours ❤️
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are coming your way.
Eleanor and family: Fred and I are so sorry to hear about Eddy. He was a real gentleman and so brave in his fight to live. You had his undivided love and devotion , and hope that you will know that we share in your loss. Love Evelyn & Fred Peters
Dear Eleanor, Dan, and David
So sad today to hear of Eddy’s passing. He was always so kind and a gentleman to our family. Stay strong and may your beautiful family and the memories help ease your loss in the days to come. Rest in Peace Ed. From Dar,Ken,Donald and Stacia.
Sorry for your loss Robert and Judy. Thinking of you.
Eleanor my deepest condolences to you and your family.
Ed was a lifelong friend. I’m sorry to hear of his passing.
Eleanor and family, and the Mader family I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Hold good memories close to your heart.
Eleanor..so sorry to hear of Edwards passing..my deepest sympathy to you ,the boys and families
Eleanor and family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Big hugs xo
Condolences to the Burton & Mader families on the loss of Eddie .Our son ,Jesse ,spoke highly of Eddie ,had him as an instructor at METI .Thinking of you all at this sad time .
Lynn ,Donald & Jesse Colson
Sorry for your loss my deepest condolences to the family
So sad to hear of Eddie’s passing, love Peter & Michele and family. Xo
Sending my condolences to Eleanor and family. My thoughts are with you.
Sharon Embree Graham
Eleanor my condolences to and your family on your loss of Edward
FRANK AND I SO SORRY ABOUT YOUR LOSS. EDWARD WAS A NICE GUY AND GREAT NEIGHBOR. HE WILL BE MISSED
I had the privilege of meeting ed, at the Mackenzie college were he was my instructor . I will always remeber his sense of humor and his kind manner. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to all his family and friends
Condolences to Burton and Mader families on the loss of
Edward. Our Thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
So sorry for your loss. Ed was a very nice man and always made others smile and laugh. He will be missed
Eleanor, we are so sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing! He was such a nice guy!
Eleanor and family. I am so sorry to have read that Eddie has lost his battle with cancer. He was a true fighter and always so positive. My heart goes out to all of you. Keeping you all in my thoughts and Prayers.😢. Sending our deepest condolences.
my con dolences to the family
Eleanor sorry to hear about Edward god bless you and family
My deepest condolences to the Burton family.
I am very thankful I had the privilege of growing up next to such and incredible family that was was raised by such a good man. This impacted my childhood in an amazing way, and I don’t believe I would be the person I am today without you and your family.
My heart mourns with you all in the time to come.
You will be forever loved and missed.
My deep condolences to Eddie’s family. I was a student truck driver of him. He will always be in my heart as an example of uprightness, an incredible attitude towards life. I was lucky and I’m thankful that he shared his knowledge, experience, stories and laughs with me ….RIP Eddie. Blessings
So sorry for you loss. He was a very sweet man. Xo
Eleanor,deepest condolences on the loss of Edward. He will be missed by all who knew him.
May he Rest In Peace.
So sorry to hear of Edward’s passing. We are so sad that we were not able to meet him. He sounded like a great guy. We hope your many warm memories will help you through this difficult time.
Eleanor and family : I’m thinking of you all as you go through this hard time and wishing you brighter days ahead. Rest In Peace Edward 🙏
To the Burton family, my time with Eddie was short, but I enjoyed it. There are no words of condolence that bring any real comfort when you lose a loved one, but the man will be missed by many, of this I’m sure, and that’s the sign of a life well lived. I hope you all have what you need in this difficult time. My heart goes out to you all. Rest well Eddie. You did a damn fine job down here.
Sincere condolences to the Burton family on your recent loss.
Eleanor, David, Dan and family,
Agnes and I were sorry to hear of Eddie’s death. He was a fine man and a wonderful neighbor. He will be missed by many friends and neighbors.
We are sorry for your loss and we extend our deepest sympathy.
Eleanor and family please accept our deepest sympathy on your loss. May the wonderful memories you share help you through the days ahead. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Our most sincere condolences go out to Eleanor and family and to the Burton family on your loss.
So sorry to hear of the passing of Edward ; may God bless you in your time of sorrow.
Neighbour and former fire chef of Mira Road Fire dept.
I have many fond memories with the Burton family growing up.
So sorry to hear of the loss of Edward. He was a good man.
Wishing lots of love and support for Eleanor, Daniel, David and the whole family.
Eleanor, I am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.
Dear Eleanor, Daniel , David we are so sorry to hear of Edward’s passing and extend our heartfelt sympathy for your great loss. John, Linda Janega and family
Dear Eleanor & Family,
Sending Thoughts and Prayers to you all at this difficult time. May he RIP. May you Cherish all the fond memories.