Jack Alfred Patrick Burden
March 17, 1931 ~ December 5, 2011
Jack Alfred Patrick Burden, age 80 years, passed away on December 5, 2011 at Creston, BC, after a lengthy illness.
Jack was born to Flora and John Burden on March 17, 1931 at Hastings, Sussex, England and received his education at Kent, England.
Jack married Fay Huggett on May 1, 1954 on the Island of Malta, while he was a member of the British Royal Navy, serving for seven years. The couple immigrated to Red Deer, AB in 1964, where he was employed as an electrician. In 1965 they moved to Rossland, BC, where Jack gained employment with Cominco before moving to Elkford, BC, where he was a supervisor for Fording Coal Ltd., before retiring to Creston, BC.
Jack was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Kootenay Lake Sailing Association, competing in the Gray Creek Reggatta for many years. Jack enjoyed sailing, which took him to places such as the Virgin Islands, Channel Islands, Florida Keys and on Kootenay Lake and the West Coast of BC.
He was predeceased by his parents Flora Beatrice Burden and John Arthur Burden; father-in-law George Huggett; mother-in-law Eleanor Huggett and brother-in-law Les Cobb.
Jack will be dearly missed by his loving wife Fay; son Jonathan (Jane) Burden and family, Holly (Saul) and Aszjeca; daughter Lorraine (Don) Leduc and family, Doug (Val), Michael, Melody, and great-grandchildren Ryan, Annaka, Lorissa, Siarrah and Cara; sister Joan Cobb and nieces Marriane (Steve) and children, and Sandra and children.
The Memorial Funeral Service was held on Monday December 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Br#29, Creston with Canon Randy Wood officiating. Royal Canadian Legion Veteran Tribute.
Friends wishing to make a memorial tribute in Jack’s name may do so to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch #200, 4940 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4K6