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.

Online Condolences

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