August 5, 1931 – Neienburg, Poland
February 16, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
Roy Burton, beloved husband of Eileen Burton of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the age of 82 years.
Roy was born in Poland in a small town near what is now Neienburg, Germany and was the youngest son of Augusta and Ludwig Bonkowski. He immigrated to Canada in 1949 and arrived in Vancouver, BC and soon after, began his first job picking cherries on a farm. He later moved east to Toronto where he worked at the head office of an insurance company.
Roy later met and married Eileen Hopkins and began working for a Real Estate company in Toronto. As his family began growing he decided to move to Richmond Hill and opened his own real estate company. It wasn’t long before he began developing and building new homes in Richmond Hill, Maple, Kleinburg and Markham, Ontario. Later in his career, he became involved in oil and gas exploration in Calgary.
Roy is survived by his wife Eileen; and seven children: daughters, Lynda & her husband Bob, Debby & her husband Harald, Dale & her husband Bill, and Leanne; sons, Dean, Deric & his wife Lana, and Darrin & his wife Myla; and grandchildren, Jason & his partner Carole, Bryan, Jacey & her partner Gavin, Jordan, Brody & his wife Olivia, Brooklynn & Tyson.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Roy Burton, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences