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Harry William Burbidge

Born In: Middleton, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: June 4th, 1932

Passed in: Waterville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 25th, 2011

BURBIDGE, Harry William -79 passed away Sunday, September 25, 2011 at the MacArthur Unit KRRC, Waterville. Born in Middleton, June 4, 1932, he was a son of the late Harry Ruggles and Beatrice (Phinney) Burbidge of Brickton. Harry was an excellent diesel mechanic, working for Department of Transportation, Halifax; Stairs Son & Morrow, Halifax; Mack Trucks, Dartmouth; Department of Transportation, New Minas and retiring from Agriculture Canada, Kentville. Harry was a member of St. Paul’s AYPA, Halifax; taught Sunday school, was a member of the church council and a faithful member of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Middleton. He was a member of New Minas Lions Club, life member of Lawrencetown Lions Club and a member of St. Joseph’s Men’s Club. Harry loved people and nature, the clouds, animals and the woods. He is survived by his wife of almost 58 years Isobel (Owen) Burbidge; sons, Gerald (Elizabeth) Burbidge, Canaan, Kings Co.; Larry ( Diane) Burbidge, New Minas; daughters, Judy (John) Pitkin, Mississauga, ON; Christy Burbidge-Boyd, Lacombe, AB; Maryann Burbidge, Halifax; sisters; Ethel Burbidge, Brickton; Florence Blanchard, Chester Basin; Jean Wells, Hamilton, ON; grandchildren; Paul (Carrie) Burbidge, Whitehorse, YK; Andrea (Dave) Shaffner, Canning, Kings Co.; Heather Burbidge, Thompson, MB; Jennifer Pitkin, Toronto; Joanne Pitkin, Ottawa; Darcy (Jenny) Boyd; Red Deer, AB; Mitchell Burbidge, New Minas and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Mary Burbidge and Myrtle Zwicker and son-in-law, Stephen Boyd. Many thanks to the staff at MacArthur Unit, KRRC Waterville for making Harry’s time with them a happy time by their love and excellent care. God bless you all. Visitation was held 7:00 to 9:00PM, Wednesday, September 28, 2011 in the Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main Street, (902) 825-3448. The funeral service was held 2:00PM Thursday, September 29, 2011 in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Middleton, Canon Ed Vaughan officiated. Interment will be in Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Middleton. Donations in memory may be made to Holy Trinity Anglican Church Building fund or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Online Guest Book may be signed by visiting: www.middletonfuneralhome.com




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