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Schoening Funeral Service

513 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC

OBITUARY

Joey Alexander Burton

October 18, 1990March 15, 2017

JOEY BURTON

It is with great sadness that the family of Joey Burton announce his sudden passing on Wednesday March 15th in Fort Worth, Texas. Joey, a 26 year old son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend leaves behind his mother Indra, his father Bobby, his brother Jake, his sisters Melissa and Shanna as well as many relatives and family friends in British Columbia, Alberta and Cape Breton Island. Joey was raised in Kamloops, attended Lloyd George Elementary School and South Kamloops Secondary School, and together with his family, was actively involved from a young age in the Overlander Ski Club at Stake Lake. After highschool, Joey moved to Canmore, Alberta to attend the Alberta World Cup Academy Training Centre for cross country ski racing at the international level. Throughout his youth and young adult years, Joey was most happy when he was on a mountain, river or lake. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hiking, backcountry skiing, fly-fishing, mountain biking and exploring with both family and friends. Joey retired from ski racing in 2012 and began pursuing a career in aviation. He attended the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology(SAIT) where he trained in the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Technology program. Since completing this program at SAIT, Joey has worked for a BC based helicopter company. He was in Fort Worth Texas participating in a training program when he died. Joey’s family is making arrangements for Joey to be returned to Kamloops. A Celebration of Life for him will be held on Sunday April 2, 2017 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Rainbow Roost, 6675 Westsyde Road, Kamloops BC. It is a 30 minute drive from downtown Kamloops.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Sunday, April 2, 2017

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Dawn Gartland

January 4, 2018

So very sad to hear of your loss of your son, Indra and Bobby. My thoughts are with you.

Pat Campbell

April 6, 2017

Bob and Indra and family:

So very very sorry to hear of the loss of one of your very beloved children, Joey.

I know there are no words to make it easier for you but please believe that there are many of us holding you all up in prayer and doing our collective best to help in any way we can.

Pat Campbell. Hannah Boyce. Bria Boyce and Jesseb Boyce

Kelly & Anne Cairns

April 4, 2017

Bobby and Indra, our deepest sympathies are with you. Our Kamloops paddling and skiing friends and their families have always been close to our hearts.

Jonas Tucker

April 3, 2017

Very sad and shocked to hear this terrible news. I have great memories from skiing and racing with Joey. My heart and thoughts go out to you Indra, Bobby and Jake.

Darlene Pederson(MacPherson)

April 2, 2017

Love and sincere sympathy from the MacPherson family of Margaree Valley, Nova Scotia.

Doug Egan

April 2, 2017

Indra, Bobby, and Jake,

Our thoughts are with you.

Doug and Andrea Egan

Bruce Newmarch

April 1, 2017

I was surprised and saddened when I heard of Joey's sudden death. We have great memories of training with him at the Overlander Ski Club. He was a talented cross country skier and very supportive to our youngest son who was new to the sport. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Indra,Bobby and family

Jacqui and Mark Richards

April 1, 2017

Dear Indra, Bobby and Jake,
We were shocked and saddened to hear the tragic news about Joey. We haven't seen him for a few years but will always remember Joey skiing with passion and commitment as a youngster. Sorry we won't be able to be at the service this weekend.

Jacqui and Mark Richards

April 1, 2017

Dear Indra, Bobby and Jake,
We were shocked and saddened to hear the tragic news about Joey. We haven't seen him for a few years but will always remember Joey skiing with passion and commitment as a youngster. Sorry we won't be able to be at the service this weekend.

Bob Thompson

April 1, 2017

My condolences for your loss. I wish I could have attended the celebration of Joeys life. My years skiing with him in Canmore were filled with numerous adventures made better by his outgoing attitude and love for sport.

All the best to the family

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