Burton James Cobham
- Born: 14 Jun 1918, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
- Marriage: Helen Beatrice Carruthers
- Died: 1 Apr 2008, Millageville, Saint John. New Brunswick, Canada aged 89
Name: Burton James Cobham Date: June 14th, 1918 - April 1st, 2008 Obituary: Cobham, Burton James - The death of Burton James Cobham husband of Helen (Carruthers) of Meadow Bank Ave. occurred on April 1, 2008. Born in Saint John he was a son of the late Charles D. & Emma (Quigley) Cobham. Burton was a life long resident of Saint John, educated in local schools and had been employed with Irving Oil for many years. Burton was a Sea Scout Leader and had been a member of Portland United Church for the past 30 years. Burton had a passion for the water and boats. Besides his wife of 62 years he is survived by 1 son Norman Cobham (Maddie) of Saint John; 1 daughter Ann Clerk (Ron) of Ottawa; 1 granddaughter Susan Young (Tim) of Quispamsis; 1 step granddaughter Melissa Parks (Jim) of Quispamsis; 3 great grandchildren Shelby, Aiden and Matthew and 1 brother Wilfrid Cobham (Greta) of Saint John. Predeceased by a son David (1967); 4 brothers Gordon, Fred, Ronald and twin brother Bruce; 3 sisters Eva White, Gladys Rogers and Helen Cobham. Although there is no visiting at the funeral home friends are welcome to attend a Memorial Service to be held at Portland United Church on Friday April 4, 2008 at 11:00am, a reception will follow in the church hall. A private family interment in Fernhill Cemetery will then take place. Arrangements are under the direction of Cavanagh Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 91 Leinster Street (634-1712). Please visit www.cavanaghfh.ca to sign the family guest book or offer condolences.
Cemetery: Fernhill Cemetery, Saint John, NB Services: 11:00AM at Portland United Church on Friday, April 4th, 2008
Burton married Helen Beatrice Carruthers, daughter of David Wilson Carruthers and Kate Penzie Murphy. (Helen Beatrice Carruthers was born on 7 Sep 1920 in West Branch, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada 5.)