Rosemary Burton

Farewell to our Beautiful English Rose


On January 13 Rosemary Burton passed away peacefully at home.

Rosemary was born Feb 3,1942, in London, England to James and Doris Penfold. She was born into a large, close knit, extended family who gathered regularly to enjoy each others company, a laugh, and a song. Rosemary immigrated to Canada with her husband, Maurice and two young daughters in 1966, eventually settling in Sidney. Linda Place would be their home for more than forty years. The heart of our family, Rosemary made that house a home and a place of welcome for many people over the years. Rosemary loved to entertain and hosted many fun gatherings for family and friends. Their daughters Jacqueline and Karen grew up there and as the family grew, many happy holidays were shared with their grandchildren David, Nicholas and Geneva and son in law, Jamie.

Rosemary and Maurice had just celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. She was the love of his life.

A cheerful, lively, beautiful spirit, Rosemary loved music and fashion and despised sensible shoes. She was a truly kind and non judgmental person who always saw the best in others.

We will miss her terribly but it’s a comfort to know that she will be so well remembered by so many.