Centenarian Fred Burton Passes on

Celebrating his 100th Birthday at Probus in January 2017.
Celebrating his 100th Birthday at Probus in January 2017.

 

FRED Burton was one of the few that makes it to their 100th birthday.

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It was only in January that the Probus Club of Port Stephens was helping Fred Burton celebrate his 100th birthday and now there will be a celebration of his life on Tuesday 10 October, 2pm at the Nelson Bay Baptist Church; a church he helped establish.

Fred was a past President of Probus and a member for 31 years and was presented with his thirty years of Probus membership in 2016.

Dr Burton was also Nelson Bay’s first full time dentist before his retirement.

Fred’s attendance at meetings had been very regular up until earlier this year and always sat in the front row with his mate, Cyril Blowes.

He was a keen and very accomplished snooker player with the club’s snooker group well into his nineties and showed the “younger” ones a thing or two before handing in his cue.

Ann Gibson, President and Publicity Officer of the Probus Club of Port Stephens, told News Of The Area, “The club feels very privileged to have had such a fine gentleman as a member for so long and he will be missed by a lot of members in that front row seat of his.”

 

By Marian SAMPSON

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