Donald Edward Burton (February 17, 1930 – July 26, 2019)
Peacefully at Marianhill in Pembroke. Pre-deceased by his mother Catherine, father Arthur, brother James. Survived by wife Shirley (nee Dier), daughter Susanna (Bryan), son Christopher, daughter Emily, grandchildren Gwendolyn Gillingham (Bethany), Miranda Gillingham (Julian), Jeremy Gillingham. Don was a talented singer, as head choirboy at Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa, then as a mature baritone, having studied with the great George Lambert in Toronto. Don chose education as his career, retiring in 1987 from the position of Principal of High School of Commerce in Ottawa. Following retirement, Don and Shirley built a new house at Round Lake. His love for music inspired all three of his children to study music seriously.
Visitation will be held at Zohr Family Funeral Home, Killaloe on Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 6-8pm and again Friday from 12:30-1:30pm. A Funeral Service will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church, Tramore at 2pm. Interment to follow in St. John's Tramore Union Cemetery. Those desiring donations may give to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of in memory of Don. Tributes, condolences and donations can be made online at www.zohrfuneralhome.com