Lawrence Allan Burton, age 55, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2013. He was born on January 1, 1958, in Vancouver, B.C.
He was a longtime resident of the North Thompson, growing up in Kamloops and spending much of his adult life in Little Fort. Larry spent his most recent years living in Lillooet, B.C., with his wife Margaret.
Larry is survived by his wife Margaret Rochon; two daughters, Chloe Burton and Carly Burton; one brother, Ralph Burton (Leslie Wells); and one sister, Sharon Brucker (Herb). He also leaves behind nieces and nephews; Connor (Mandy and wee Avery), Molly, Kelly, Lisa, Shelly, and John. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Daisy Burton and Alfred Burton; and one sister, Carole Morrison.
Larry attended Valleyview Junior High School and Kamloops Sr. Secondary in Kamloops, B.C.
Following high school he went on to work in the Forest Industry, a vocation that allowed him to spend the majority of his time in the outdoors and in the wilderness, where he felt most at home.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time in his garden. Larry had a great love of music, which he shared with his friends and family.
He was also an avid reader, and known for his quick wit and sense of humor. He had a way of finding the humor in any situation, and even in his final days, continued to bring smiles and laughter to his loved ones.
A funeral service was held at the Little Fort community cemetery on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honour Larry’s memory, may make donations to the North Thompson Valley Hospice House Society, P.O. Box 43, Little Fort B.C., V0E 2C0.
Larry’s family wishes to express their sincere gratitude for your support and kind thoughts, throughout his journey.