Garry Burlingham Obituary

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Garry Irwin Burlingham

May 19, 1938 - August 15, 2016
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Garry Irwin Burlingham, CPA, of Digby, loving husband, father and grandfather, died on August 15, 2016, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. He was 78. Garry was born in Saskatoon, Sask., eldest child of Mildred (Brooks) and Irwin Burlingham. His early education was in Saskatoon schools. Garry served as a sub-lieutenant on HMCS Kootenay. He survived the horrific explosion that occurred on Kootenay on October 23, 1969. He returned to school in his late 30's to study accounting and completed the requirements as a Certified Management Accountant in his 40's. He believed that it was never too late to get an education. Garry's last paid employment...
Garry Irwin Burlingham, CPA, of Digby, loving husband, father and grandfather, died on August 15, 2016, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. He was 78. Garry was born in Saskatoon, Sask., eldest child of Mildred (Brooks) and Irwin Burlingham. His early education was in Saskatoon schools. Garry served as a sub-lieutenant on HMCS Kootenay. He survived the horrific explosion that occurred on Kootenay on October 23, 1969. He returned to school in his late 30's to study accounting and completed the requirements as a Certified Management Accountant in his 40's. He believed that it was never too late to get an education. Garry's last paid employment was as the administrator of Tideview Terrace, a home for special care in Digby. He loved the residents and they loved him. He always enjoyed running into former co-workers who gave him lots of hugs. He was a diehard Saskatchewan Roughriders fan, and enjoyed watching Nascar and M.A.S.H on tv. Garry is survived by his wife, Heather (Duffy), sons Forbes (Katherine) Burlington, Ont; Gavin Burlingham, Halifax; Matthew Snow (Natasha Dugas), Belliveau Cove; twin grandsons Marcus and Matthew Snow of Grand Bank, NL; sister, Lynn (Gordon) Johanson of Calgary, AB and brother Brent (Laurie) Burlingham of Saskatoon. He is also survived by step-grandchildren Danielle and Brendon Saunders, Grand Bank, NL; chosen grandchildren Lacey and Lexi Falkingham of Kelowna, BC. He was predeceased by his first wife, Helen (MacDonald), parents and brother, Darryl. Garry was a ham radio operator, VA1 GB. He recently told Heather that he was happy with his life. Garry has been cremated. There will be a celebration of his life on Friday at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Pastor Steve Leroy at Digby Wesleyan Church; reception to follow. His ashes will be scattered in St. Mary's Bay. The family is thankful for the excellent care Garry received at ER and ICU at Yarmouth Regional Hospital as well as from EHS ambulance service. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to a breast cancer charity, the Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice.
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