Burton Leroy Purcell of Shannex Parkland, Milledgeville, passed awayunexpectedly on Saturday May 21st, 2016 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Fairville, NB, November of 1930, he was the youngestson of the late William and Emma (McIntyre) Purcell.
Burton was a graduate of Saint John Vocational School, and had asuccessful career in sales as a Manufacturers Agent. He was a man on themove. With no plans for retirement; he continued to work. AlthoughBurton loved a good hotdog and his candy, the love of his life was hiswife Marie, and his pride and joy were his girls. He was a loving anddevoted husband and father. He enjoyed traveling, spending precious timewith family, playing golf and pool and socializing over coffee with friends.
Burton is survived by his daughters Lisa Purcell (David Condon) ofBonshaw, PEI and Tracey Purcell of Halifax, NS; brother Charles of SaintJohn; sisters Phyllis Clark of Sussex and Connie Lockhart of Saint John;nieces, nephews; close friends Laurie and Glenda Hossack of Rothesay andother close friends.
Along with his parents, Burton was predeceased by the love of his lifeand wife of 52 years, Marie (Field) Purcell in 2014; brothers Raymond,Clarence, Edward and Robert and sisters Audrey Paisley and PaulineLinton.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Fundy Funeral Home 230Westmorland Road (646-2424). By request there will be no visitation. ACelebration of Burton's Life will be held at a later date; time andplace to be announced.
Donations in Burton's memory can be made to the charity of the donor'schoice.