Fay Georgina Mary Burden

Fay Georgina Mary Burden

Fay Georgina Mary Burden (nee Huggett)

May 16, 1935 ~ February 13, 2013

Fay Georgina Mary Burden died peacefully in her sleep at the Creston Valley Hospital in the early hours of February 13, 2013.

Fay was born on May 16, 1935 in Ashford, Kent, England and lived in Hamstreet, Kent for the first eighteen years of her life. She then lived briefly on the island of Malta, where she was married to Jack Burden, before moving back to England. In 1964, she and her husband and two children immigrated to Red Deer, AB, Canada. They later lived in Rossland, BC before moving to Elkford, BC and then retiring to Creston, BC.

Fay loved to sing and had a natural ability to do so. She sang in the church. She sang in concert. She had professional training as a singer and as a teenager she made a recording that was pressed into a 45 rpm record. She encouraged her children and grandchildren to sing and play music.

Fay was also active in the church and in the Girl Guides of Canada and became district commissioner of Girl Guides for a period of time. She was a loving mother and grandmother and a devoted wife.

Fay was predeceased by her husband, Jack Burden; her father George Huggett and her mother Eleanor Huggett.

She will be lovingly remembered by her son Jonathan Burden (Jane, Holly, Saul, Aszjeca and Siarrah) and her daughter Lorraine Leduc (Don, Doug, Val, Ryan, Annaka, Lorissa, Kara, Michael, Sam, Jace and Melody (Colin)).

Fay will be sadly missed.

A Memorial Funeral Service was held Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Christ Church Anglican with Rev. Robin Ruder Celiz officiating.

Any friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to Alzheimer’s Society, Box 796, Creston, BC, V0B 1G0.

Creston Valley Advance

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