Jewel Burton passes away

The family of Jewel Burton announces her peaceful passing in her 79th year, on Monday, April 26, 2010 at Kelowna General Hospital following a lengthy and valiant struggle with complications of Celiac disease.

Jewel leaves to love and honour her memory, her husband of 57 years, Dalton, daughters Gwen (Ian Chapman) and Beth (Brendan Flynn), the grandsons she adored, Adam and Alec Flynn and her step-grandchildren, Kim (Jason Page), Josh Chapman and step-great-granddaughter, Elodie (Page).

Born in Kapuskasing, Ontario on February 23, 1931, Jewel was predeceased by her parents Archie and Jessie Ward. She is also survived by her brother Arnold (Joyce) of Ashcroft and many nieces and nephews.

On her behalf the family wishes to sincerely thank the loving and caring nursing staff of 3E and especially during her final days, the staff of 4B at Kelowna General Hospital. You made her last days comfortable and dignified. Special appreciation to the wonderful parish family of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church and especially Rev. Dr. Catherine Dafoe-Hall for prayers and support.

A celebration of Jewel’s life was held on Friday, April 30, 2010 at 2:00 pm at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 4619 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC.

In lieu of flowers and in recognition of her love for children, memorial contributions may be made in Jewel’s memory to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation to benefit the Children’s Care Fund at Kelowna General Hospital.

She was our precious Jewel in every way.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Funeral arrangements entrusted to FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES 250-762-2299

Jewel was a member of the Kelowna Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association.


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  1. I wanted to send you a thank you (albeit delayed) for including my Mother’s obituary in your newsletter. Mom suffered for many years from Celiac and in the end it was secondary complications of the disease that took her from us. She very much appreciated the support from your association.
    Continued success with reaching out to inform and support those affected by Celiac.
    Gwen Chapman

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