1938 ~ BURTON ~ 2015

Posted: March 5th, 2015


Barbara Ellen Burton of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 at the age of 76. Barbara leaves to cherish her memory her brother, James (Doreen) Burton; as well as seven nieces and nephews. Barbara was predeceased by her parents, James and Florence Burton; and two brothers, David and Robert Burton. Barbara had fond memories of her growing up years on the farm at Tilley and received her education in Renfrew and Tilley. Barbara was very intelligent and loved learning. She became a teacher and taught in Rolling Hills, Duchess, Taber and Medicine Hat. Through her kind, patient and loving nature she was able to positively influence many students. Her interests were varied and included travel, reading, painting, guitar, piano, singing and knitting. After retirement she helped many people through her love of natural medicine with Reiki and Health Kinesiology. Barbara loved and cherished her family and her love for and extensive work in genealogy will be a legacy for them. After her brother’s death, the nurturing of his son, Aaron, became a very important part of her life. Barbara had a wonderful way with people and many called her friend. The Funeral Service will be held at CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, 7 Sierra Boulevard SW, on Friday, March 6th, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. with Bishop J. Mulholland presiding. A Private Interment will take place at Brooks Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Barbara\’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 102 – 1865 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1Z8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Barbara Burton. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, \”The Chapel in the Park\”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

4 Condolences for “1938 ~ BURTON ~ 2015”

  1. April Robertson says:

    You will be missed.

  2. Pat Feenstra says:

    Condolences to the family.
    She was my grade 5 teacher at Connaught School in Medicine Hat.
    Thinking of You all

  3. Michael Sturm says:

    One of the very best teaches EVER! The worse you could expect is a big ole bear hug, and it was more effective then any other method! A wonderful lady that made childhood and school so much better for so many!

  4. Joely Augustino says:

    You were one of the most inspirational teachers that I had as a young little girl at Connaught School. Ms. Burton, you left me with such a lasting imprint! An amazing Educator, gentle soul and kind keart. You will be forever missed by all the students you’ve touched along the way.

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