Malcolm Burrill

Malcolm Roscoe Burrill

Wednesday, May 6th, 1931 - Saturday, January 25th, 2020
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BURRILL, Malcolm Roscoe - age 88, of Bridgewater, NS went home to be with his Lord on January 25, 2020. Born in Yarmouth on May 6, 1931 he was the son of the late Connie and Clissie (Nickerson) Burrill. Malcolm worked in Cosmos Imperial Mill before attending Mt. Allison University, Acadia University and Dalhousie’s Maritime School of Social Work where he received his Masters degree in Social Work in 1970. The majority of his working career was in Bridgewater where he was Director of Lunenburg County’s Children Aid Society and Family and Children’s Services for Lunenburg County until his retirement in 1986.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Bertha (Russell) Burrill; daughters Stephanie Burrill and Kimberly (Morgan) Lalonde; and grandchildren Becky and Joshua Lalonde. He enjoyed the love and support of his siblings: Geraldine Mercer, New Westminster, BC; Victor (Hazel) Burrill, Saint John, NB; Virginia (Arlyn) Colp, Colpton, NS; Edward (Beatrice) Burrill, Liverpool, NS; Hazel (Gerrit) DeBorst, Rotonda West, FL; and Nancy (Wendell) Hillman, Fredericton, NB. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his sister Shirley Gray and brothers Richard and Hubert.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Yarmouth. A funeral service will be held at Sweeny’s Funeral Home Chapel on February 8, 2020 at 1 PM with Pastor Tim Garren officiating. There will be no visitation by family request. Interment will follow at a later date at Mountain Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be sent to: or you may sign the guestbook on-line at:
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 1:00pm
    Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel
    567 Main Street
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    Pastor Tim Garren
  • Interment

    Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery
    Parade Street
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  • Reception

    Sweeny's Funeral Home and Crematorium
    567 Main Street
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    Reception to follow service from 2 pm until 4 pm


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Warren Jones

Posted at 10:29pm
" Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saint" Psalm 116:15. When we put metal on your roof years back , he
seemed to be ill, but not in bad spirits. I think that his faith that could look past death with an optimism that only those
who know the Lord's salvation can. I was a teen when I first was at your house - probably in around 1982 or so. Your family
was involved in starting a church in the fire hall at Oak Hill. Dad was a pastor friend. It was good to know faithful men
who tried to make a difference.
Our prayers to your family in this time of great memories , but heartache. W. Jones

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Posted at 07:43pm
With heartfelt condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sandy, Doug, Darlene, Anne and Malcolm Burrill
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Don Totten

Posted at 04:27pm
Dear Bert and family,
So sorry to hear about Malcolm’s passing . He was a great boss who gave me wise advise and inspiration. “Horse sense as he called it! “ We shared many life experiences , including our chimney cleaning brush yearly! Thinking you at this difficult time. God bless.
Don Totten

Dr Ewart Morse

Posted at 05:13pm
Malcolm was an inspiration to all who knew him. As his doctor and friend I cherished his advice and ability to make the best of all he did. His work ethic was strong whether spiritual or physical. He'd want Bertha and his girls to continue to live life to the fullest. An amazing, but humble guy. Thanks for calling me Kim.
Ewart Morse

N freeman

Posted at 04:18pm
To Bertha and Family; and extended family,

Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

With deepest sympathy,

Lorraine Colp

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