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Burton John Cann

Aug 27, 1951 - Mar 9, 2019

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Dearest Martha, Burton Jr, and Christian,
In our deep sorrow, we nonetheless hold on to the positive memories of Burton's fun spirit and sense of humor...qualities you know full well Dionnes survive and thrive on. May his heavenly place of peace and joy heal your hearts and assure you that he is smiling and laughing with you everyday.

Loving thoughts,
Francine, Georgette, Jean-Paul, Luce, Luc, Suzanne, Carmen, Claire

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Deepest sympathy to the family. Martha, you know you always have my thoughts and prayers.

I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family at this very sad time.

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I was lucky to have met Burt and know he is now at peace.

The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. "No man is an island, entire of itself ... any mans death diminishes me". We are sorry for your loss.

I bet Burt is singing some of the oldies songs in heaven. May he rest in peace.

Sending heart felt condolences. I was shocked to see this news on FB, but, we have a great HOPE, my first thought was my brother greeting Burton, (as I am sure there are many greeting him in heaven) Mike Bracken would be one fighting his way to the beginning of the line!! I pray our GREAT LORD GIVE COMFORT TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY.


Burton's Obituary

It is with great sadness that the family of Burton John Cann announces his passing after an extended illness, on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the age of 67, surrounded by his loving family.

Burton was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1951 and has been a resident of Pawling, NY for more than 48 years. Burt attended Manhattan College, graduating with Bachelor’s degrees in both Accounting and Mechanical Engineering. He practiced in both fields for more than 30 years. Burt was an avid golfer and a member of Quaker Hill Country Club for many years. Burt lead a very active life with his family and friends, and will be forever remembered for his generous and kind ways.

Burt will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 31 years, Dr. Martha Bouchard, and his children, Burton and Christian, and his beloved dog, Wiley. Burton will also be fondly remembered by his brothers and their spouses Joseph Cann (Krissy) and Francis Cann (Mary); his sisters and spouses, Jean Miller, Elizabeth Sullivan (Jack), Nancy Bard (Gary), and Patricia Smith; In-Laws Barbara Cann, John Bouchard (Marie), and Rachelle Hendele (John). Burton was predeceased by his brother Fredrick Cann and sister Eileen Stirbis, and in-laws Joseph Miller, Donald Stirbis, and Elmer Smith. Burton will also be forever remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends.

Calling hours will be on Monday, March 11, 2019 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM at the Horn & Thomes, Inc. Funeral Home, 83 East Main Street, Pawling, NY 12564. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St John's Church, 39 E Main St, Pawling, Tuesday, March 12th at 10:30 AM. Burial will be in the Spring.

Memorial donations may be made in Burt's memory to the Pawling Resource Center, 126 East Main Street, Pawling, NY 12564 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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