Funeral Information for Fire Fighter Robert Allan Burton Retired City of York (L-411)
Robert Allan Burton – May 19th, 1934 – October 6th, 2023
It is with sadness in our hearts, but the joy and peace of knowing that we will be together again, that we said goodbye to a Husband, a Father, a Poppa, an Uncle, a Brother, and a Friend to many. On Friday, October 6 at 10:20 a.m. in the comfort of his home, Robert (Bob) Burton went home to be with his Lord at the age of 89. He is at peace and touching the face of Jesus. For just over a year Bob lived courageously and without complaint with cancer, choosing to focus only on love, kindness, and the contentment of a life he continued to live well. This was how he lived his entire life. Those who knew him have been blessed to have shared so many wonderful and love-filled years with him. And we will miss him dearly. Bob’s life was one of adventure, stability, and a spirit of living without regrets. Bob was born May 19, 1934, and raised in Toronto, the youngest of 5 children (siblings: Gus, Willa, Margaret, Gloria, Lloyd) to Eli and Bessie Burton.
He would leave home to start life on his own first playing professional baseball with an affiliate of the then Milwaukee Braves (now Atlanta Braves), before returning home to pursue work as a skilled tradesman (plumber), eventually spending the majority of his working career as a Firefighter in the City of York, before retiring at the age of 49 to spend 40 full years doing life with our family and many cherished friends along the way. After their marriage in 1959 Bob and Elaine built a beautiful family at homes in Toronto, Orillia, Bramalea, Barrie, Peterborough, and Cannington. Together with family, they made cherished memories of spending summers on the lake in the Kawarthas. As a couple, they enjoyed winters in the sun of Florida. They traveled west, They traveled east. It has been a life well lived, with no regrets. One that we can all look back on with the fondest of memories.
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Celebration of Life – Friday, November 10th at 2:00 pm Cedardale Church of the Nazarene, 471 Pefferlaw Road, Pefferlaw Ontario L0E 1N0
Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends from all our Fire Fighter Retiree Groups.
Retired Toronto Fire Fighters Association I.A.F.F. Local 3888