F.G. “Tim” Burton passed away November 17, 2022 at Claresholm, Alberta.
Tim was born April 23, 1935 in Calgary, Alberta to Fred and Bessie Burton.
Tim was raised on the family ranch southwest of Claresholm in the Porcupine Hills. He attended grade school at Meadow Creek School and later years in Claresholm. After high school graduation, Tim went to SAIT where he studied Mechanics. He enjoyed his time in Calgary and then came back to the ranch where he worked with his father Fred.
Tim met Rita Sorensen, a nurse at a local dance. They hit it off and were married February 8, 1964 in Rita’s home town of Berwyn, Alberta. Tim was fascinated with cars from an early age and his passion continued his whole life. He loved fast cars, his 1964 Pontiac GTO was a favorite and he also loved the cruising cars, his favorites were his various 1946-48 Chrysler Town and Country cars. Tim continued running the ranch after his father Fred died in 1977.
In 2002, Tim and Rita built a house with Butch Norby in Claresholm and moved to town in the spring of 2003. Initially Tim was not to thrilled to move to town but knew Rita was moving with or without him. He adjusted to town life and enjoyed the near 20 years he spent in town. Tim enjoyed traveling around with Rita and helping out at the ranch, running errands for anyone who needed something.
He is survived and dearly missed by wife Rita, son Doug, granddaughter Layne, Shawna Burton, daughter Catherine (Todd) and grandsons Max and Finn Buhmiller.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Zentner Funeral Homes – 4079 1st Street West, Claresholm, Alberta.
Photos, cherished memories and condolences may be shared at www.Zentner funeral homes.com.