Magreta Burton

Obituary of Magreta Pearline Burton

Burton, Magreta P. – Age 82, of Bridgewater.  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful mother on October 30, 2020, at Ridgewood Assisted Living. 

Born in Long Pond, Newfoundland on July 27, 1938, Magreta was the daughter of the late George and Lucinda Earle. She completed her teaching degree at Memorial University and lived in Deer Lake, Newfoundland until 1965, when she moved to Nova Scotia. She completed her BA and B.Ed at Saint Mary’s University, while teaching full time at Mahone Bay Consolidated School. Magreta was a fantastic teacher and talked about many wonderful students, staff and families that she met over the years. She touched many lives and was reminded of this on a regular basis, with many heart felt phone calls and letters from past students and families. This meant so much to her. After years of teaching in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, she retired in 1993. Some of her many talents and hobbies over the years were volunteering at the United Church, cooking, baking, knitting and playing bridge.  Her quick wit, sense of humour, infectious smile, and her love of family and friends will always be remembered. 

She was predeceased by her husband H. Bruce Burton. Surviving are her brother, Albert (Cathy) Earle, Chatham, Ontario.  Her children, Bonnie Dickens (Peter), Lower Sackville; Jo-ann Mosher (Brian Murray), Pine Grove; Bob Burton (Hayley), Halifax; Lori Ferraina (Dominic), Blockhouse. Grandchildren, John Dickens; Jeffrey and Brian Mosher; Hannah, Liam, Brogan and Colby Burton and Alexander Ferraina. Great grandchildren, Maddie Dickens and Jacob Mosher.

The family wishes to thank all who were so supportive, and would like to express sincere appreciation to Ridgewood and the staff for their care and compassion. At Magreta’s request, there will be no funeral service. Interment will be arranged at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Magreta’s memory may be made to Parkinson Canada or a charity of your choice. 

Arrangements entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Bridgewater, where on-line condolences may be made by visiting

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