Pamela Doreen Burton of Fredericton, New Brunswick, passed away peacefully at Hospice Fredericton on Friday, July 15th, 2022, surrounded by her children. Pam remained positive and kept her kind spirit throughout her battle with cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Her loving presence touched all those she encountered throughout her illness and life.
Pamela was born on January 8th, 1950, to Francis and Helen (Weaver) Burton in St. John, NB. She graduated from Saint John High School in 1968 and went on to study Nursing at the University of New Brunswick, graduating in 1972. She worked in Labour and Delivery until becoming a UNB Nursing Instructor within the same specialty in 1995. In 2005, she obtained her master’s degree in Nursing at UNB and became a Senior Teaching Associate. Her long and cherished career has left a lasting impression within the healthcare community due to her sincere desire to help provide the best instruction and care possible. She also developed and facilitated an Infertility Awareness and Support Group within the Fredericton area for many years, after facing the same issue herself prior to welcoming her own children. She always seemed happiest and most fulfilled while helping others.
After retiring in 2015, Pam could often be found in her backyard tending to her abundant floral garden, cooking up a sweet treat or large meal for family and friends, knitting a beautiful garment, babysitting grandchildren, volunteering, or visiting with friends and neighbours.
She is survived by her daughters, Erica (Scott) Coy, and Sarah Robinson; son, Mark (Julie) Robinson; four grandchildren, Josh, Hannah, Jace, and Rose; brother, Raphael Green (formerly Eric Burton); ex-husband, Gordon (Dianne) Robinson and many other extended family members dear to her throughout the Maritimes and the rest of Canada.
As per Pam’s wishes, there will be a Celebration of Life on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at the Kingswood Lodge from 2-4 pm.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Shannex and Hospice Fredericton for the thoughtful care they provided to Pam. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Alzheimer’s Association, or a charity of the donor’s choosing.