Wednesday, June 12, 2024
June 12, 2024

Neil G. Burton

January 1, 1941 – May 19, 2010

With sadness, we announce the death of Neil Garnett Burton at the age of 69 at Lady Minto Hospital, Salt Spring Island, B.C. after a long battle with cancer.

Neil had a life-long passion for the history and culture of China. He lived and worked in China and Japan as a translator and teacher for many years before returning to Canada to live on Salt Spring Island. He was equally passionate about issues of social justice and endeavored to effect change.

He leaves behind four children: Barbara Burton Arnett (Chris) of S.S.I., James Burton (Xiang) of S.S.I., Emily Zhanje (William) of Yokohama, Japan, and Dawn Burton of Osaka,Japan. He also leaves four grandchildren; John, Carl, Zoe, and Zachary as well as siblings; Donald, Marybeth, Nancy and many dear cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He will be missed by many friends especially for his congenial and stimulating gatherings.

Thank-you to Dr. Reznick and the home-care and hospital nurses who participated in his care.

A special thank-you to Neil’s friend, Brian Smallshaw for his constant care and attention.

No funeral by request.

“Once all struggles are grasped,

miracles are possible.”

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