Burton, James Henry

BURTON – James Henry Burton of Tilley, Alberta died on January 6, 1989 at the age  of 73 years. 
He was born at Badger Lake and moved with his parents to the Tilley district in  1922.
He attended school at Tilley and Olds  and married Florence Edith Taylor on  December 16, 1937.  
He moved to Cranbrook in 1940 and  spent some time as a gold prospector in  the summer of 1941. He moved to  Kimberley in 1941 and returned to Tilley in  1949 farming there until his semi retirement.  
He was predeceased by his wife Florence on September 3, 1955.  
Surviving are a daughter Barbara Burton of Medicine Hat, three sons James and wife Doreen of Tilley, Robert and his wife Faye of Scandia and David of Tilley, six  grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one brother Arthur and his wife Edna of  Tilley, a sister Dorothy Burton of Medicine Hat and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral sen/ice was held on Tuesday, January 10 at 10 a.m. in Smith Memorial  Chapel with the Reverend Elmer Rawling officiating. Interment followed in the  Brooks Cemetery.  
If friends desire memorial donations may  be made to the Brooks Health Centre.  
Pallbearers were Donald Burton, Leroy  Nelson, Dennis Petersen, Ole Sorensen,  David Nielsen and Raymond Virostek.  
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of  arrangements.        
Brooks Bulletin   January 11, 1989                  Roll 46   Image 1047