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Beatrice Marie "Bea" Burton

Beatrice Marie "Bea"  Burton

The death of Beatrice Marie "Bea" Burton, 85, of Springhill, occurred unexpectedly at home on Sunday, January 15, 2017. Born in Springhill on September 27, 1931, Bea was a daughter of the late Ralph and Margaret (Rector) Olsen.
Bea was a member of the Springhill Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for many years. She had worked at MacAloney Nursing Home with her twin sister as a cook for several years before starting a position at Oxford Frozen Foods where she remained until her retirement. She loved spending time at the camp, fishing, and attending tournaments for both darts and bowling.
She will be sadly missed by her sons, Edward (Betty) Burton, Springhill, Harold (Cathy) Burton, Amherst, and Billy (Tammy Evans) Burton, Springhill; a daughter, Mary Burton, Springhill; grandchildren, Bill, Don, Ron, Tracy, Shirley, Roger, Tony, Steven, Andrew, Kendra and Tamra; several great and great great grandchildren; a sister, Sarah (Terry) Rolfe, Springhill; two brothers, Ralph Olsen Jr, of Ontario, and Peter Olsen, of New Glasgow, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Ronald Burton in 2006; her twin sister Beverly Perry; a sister Marjorie Veinott and a granddaughter, Tara Dawn
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of A.H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane Street, Springhill (902-597-2361). Honouring Bea's wishes there is to be no visitation or funeral service at this time. A graveside service will be held in the North Street Roman Catholic Cemetery in the Spring.
For those wishing to do so, donations in memory of Bea may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of the donor's choice.
Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Bea's online memorial at www.brownsfuneralhome.com or through the A.H. Brown Funeral Home Facebook Page.

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