November 14 1928 – August 26 2019
Edwin Burns Whale
November 14, 1928 – August 26, 2019
Passed away peacefully in his 91st year on August 26th.
Beloved husband of the late Eleanor Whale. Caring father of Cameron, Scott and Fraser (Sheryl) and 5 grandsons, Jordan, Andrew, Pearson, Nathan and Adam.
Burns had a distinguished career with 42 years at the Noxzema Company retiring at the age of 60. Through those years with Noxzema, Burns was recognized for his leadership abilities as he moved up through the corporate ranks and retiring as Executive Vice-President, responsible for Canadian Operations.
Burns had 2 passions; golfing and gardening. He was a longtime member of 50 years at the Oakville Golf Club. After his morning round of golf he would spend the rest of the day attending to his beautiful gardens. Burns and Eleanor loved to entertain in their home with their many friends from their social circles. Burns loved time in the kitchen to cook for family and friends.
In 2015, Burns was diagnosed with Dementia while he continued to enjoy his hobbies the disease slowly made daily activities more challenging.
The family expresses its gratitude to Nurses Next Door Oakville who cared for Burns for the last 4 years and Sunrise Senior Living Oakville whose staff who showed compassion for Burns with their excellent care.
In memory of Burns, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society Ontario. www.alzheimer.ca/en/on
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Edwin Burns Whale..
Décès pour la Ville:Oakville, Province: Ontario