October 22, 1919 – May 8, 2017
It is with much sadness we announce the passing of Orville Burden. He is survived by his children: Earl, Karen (Dean), Marvin (Debra), Sharen (Ken), Garry (Sue) and brothers Alvie, Ben (Marsha). Orville will also be fondly remembered by his grandchildren: Jayson (Katherine), Coreena (aka Keyna), Natalie, Angela (Zach) and
great grandchildren: Isaak, Faith, Wyatt and another on the way; sisters-in-law: Josie, Marion, Beatrice (Henry) and brother-in-law Matt. He is predeceased by his beloved, caring wife Leonora (passed April 27, 2013) of 66 years, brother: Elzie, sister: Grace, and daughter-in-law: Anne. Orville was born to Earl and Minnie Burden in Paswegan, Saskatchewan. The family moved from Saskatchewan to Aldergrove, BC. Orville joined the Westminster Regiment in 1940, training in New Westminster, Dundurn Saskatchewan and Camp Borden, Ontario. After his training in the army he was dispatched from Ontario to England to serve in World War ll. From England he went to North Africa and then to Italy. Orville returned home from the War in 1945, met Leonora in 1946, they were married August 23, 1947 and moved to Langley where they started their family. After being dispatched from the War he took a job as a carpenter. His next job was at a saw mill in Port Kells, BC where he eventually became Foreman. His next venture in life Orville got his Blasters Certificate and blasted logging roads outside of Campbell River, BC for Pallan Timber. Orville retired early and in 1981 they moved to Armstrong, BC. Their lifestyle didn’t change much they just did more of it, RV camping and fishing with numerous motorhome trips up to the NWT, Yukon, Alaska sometimes with Grandma Giesbrecht, sister-in-law Marion and grandson Jayson in tow. Orville not only loved to camp, fish and hunt he was very good at it. The family request no flowers.
“He is gone but not forgotten”.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:30 PM, Thursday, June 8th, 2017 at the Royal Canadian Legion (2526 Pleasant Valley Blvd.) in Armstrong B.C.