Burns, Harry

BURNS – A pioneer resident of Alberta, Harry Burns of Brooks died in Brooks General Hospital on July 29, 1971 at the age of 77.

Born in Berwickshire, England, he came to the Innisfail, Alta. in 1913. He served overseas during World War One in Battalion and came to Brooks in 1927 where he was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway, Department of Natural Resources (CPR, DNR) under William Hosler, He later transferred to the Eastern Irrigation District during the changeover in 1933 and was employed in the Duchess an Rainer districts.

He retired to Brooks in 1961 and was one of the original residents of Newbrook Lodge where he has resided since. He has no known survivors. The late Mr. Burns was a member of EID Branch No. 63, Royal Canadian Legion

Funeral service was held in Smith Funeral Chapel on Monday, August 2 at two o’clock with Rev, C. W. Hutton officiating and interment followed in Brooks cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Charles Hale, Ton Stanker, Swen Risberg, Charles Saum, Harold Varity and Tom Handyside.

Brooks Bulletin   August 05, 1971            Roll 20   Image 415