April 1, 1927 – November 4, 2019
After living independently and on her own terms well into her 93rd year, Marie passed away peacefully at NSHN in Thessalon. She joins her beloved husband Harry Arthur Burley (1988). Forever cherished by her children Anita Perkins (Shawn), Don Burley (Pat), Alan Burley (Debbie), Kevin Burley (Lori) and Kerry Burley. Much loved G-Ma of Rhonda Perkins (Evan Warner), Payton Perkins, Jennifer Szymanski (Mark), Megan Burley, April Poisson (Paul), Ryan Burley (Kat McKendry) and Taylor Burley (Jill). Great G-Ma of Grayson, Mykenzie, Paige, Rylen, Braytyn and Brecken. Forever missed by sister in law Meb Burley (the late Les) as well as her nephew Jack (Vicki) Burley and niece Norma Jean Armstrong. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Marie was born and raised in Wales. She enlisted in the British Military in 1941 where she served as an infantry soldier in Egypt. She met her soon to be husband Harry in England who was serving as a Medic with the Canadian Army. They were soon engaged and Marie boarded a ship to Canada to marry her wartime beau. Together they lived a full life and she continued to live a rich life after Harry’s death, living independently until she passed. Family meant everything to her and we will miss her fighting spirit.
The family would like to thank the doctors and the nurses at NSHN in Thessalon.
Family and friends are invited to a Come and Go to celebrate Marie’s life on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 11am to 2pm at the Bruce Mines Community Hall.