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Biography of Frank Burton - Telegrapher - d August 10, 2011

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March 1945 Photo Nene Lives Book Photo
Extracted from the photo of the Crew of the Nene on deck taken March 1945
Photo from the book "NENE LIVES The Story of H.M.C.S. Nene & her Crew" - 1993

Frank W Burton - Telegraphist
Frank Burton was born on August 21, 1916 in Montreal, Quebec. He attended public school there and then went to Montreal High School. In 1930, he worked in the printing and typesetting and paper industry (Kruger Inc.) as a Kardex Clerk, then Salesman, Pur-chasing Agent, Sales Manager, General Manager and finally Vice President. When Kruger sold the Fine Paper Division in 1975, Frank started up Independent Printing Papers Ltd. as President and General Manager and carried on until 1990 when he retired. In his time he was President of Northmount Lions Club, President of the Canadian Paper Trade Association, a member of the Masonic Order and of the Purchasing Agents Association. His hobbies are skiing and fishing in the Laurentians, golfing in the Adironacks and sailing in the Gulf of Mexico, in Florida. Married in 1949 to Suzanne Charpilloz, they have three daughters. To date they have four (now five) grandchildren.

Message: May 3, 2004 - I am Frank's youngest daughter Helen Burton, and I just had a daughter about 1.5 years ago (Suzanne Emily Dupras). This is now Frank's 5th grandchild. Would you mind amending the last line of the biography to now read: To date they have five grandchildren.Thank you so much,
Helen Stacey Burton ( )

From: Bev Burton <>
Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2011 10:32:55 PM
Subject: Nene - F.W. Burton

Hello Mr Riley
I am Frank Burton's daughter.  Sadly, I have to tell you that my Dad passed away on August 10, 2011.
He was diagnosed with stomach cancer in July and we thought we would have him with us for a few more months, but early in August his heart gave out.  He would have been 95 on Aug 21st.  As you can imagine, it was quite a blow and so very unexpected.  He had been in good health up until the diagnosis.
I have the Xmas card from the Turners showing the crew and the ship.  I shall always keep it.
Hope you are doing well - I think my Dad was one of the oldest sailors on the ship so he lived a very long life.
Beverley Burton


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