Edith May Bruton

Bruton- Surrounded by the love of her family, on April 19, 2011Edith May Bruton (nee Southern) after a life well lived passed away peacefully at Lambton Meadowview at the age of 93 years. Devoted wife of the late Gordon John Bruton (1999). Edith was the proud mother of John Bruton of Corunna, Dr. James Bruton and his wife Kirsten of Hillsburgh, Elizabeth Sutton and her husband Gregory of London and Robert Bruton and his wife Patricia of Port Perry. Loving grandmother of Paul Sutton of London and Jack Bruton of Guelph; step-grandmother to Lara Sutton and her husband Geoff Turner and Adam Sutton and his wife Jane Castillo and great-grandmother to Phoebe and Annabel Turner all of Vancouver. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Pauline Bruton and by many nieces and nephews and their families, whose visits and phone calls always delighted her. Edith was devoted to her family, church and music. She was a piano teacher to scores of young people, she was a faithful congregant at Corunna United Church, winter resident for many years at Lakeland, Florida’s Sanlan Ranch and was a member of too many clubs and card circles to name. She was an avid reader and loved a rousing discussion of the current political state of the country and world affairs. Edith was a respected member of her community and a beloved friend to everyone who ever knew her. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Friday April 22, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Janet Uren officiating. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sarnia. As expressions of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Corunna United Church or to Sleeping Children Around the World. Messages and condolences may be left online @ ww.knightfuneralhome.ca Knight 519-862-2845.

Visitation Information

Friday April 22, 2011 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.


Corunna United Church or Sleeping Children Around the World (www.scaw.org)

Funeral Date

10:00 a.m. Saturday from the Knight Funeral Home Chapel

19 thoughts on “Edith May Bruton”

  1. My Deepest Sympathy goes out to the families in the passing of Edith she was a lovely lady and always had a beautiful smile when seeing her and talking with her. She will be missed by all and staff and residents of LMV. PSW Maureen Bailey!!

  2. Judy Sieffert Fred Windis

    Fred and I are thinking of you in this difficult time. My memory of your mother is how she was full of life and she sent out good vibes. We will come to Corunna to join with you in celebrating her long and good life. And we are always available to help in any way.
    Love Judy

  3. Rosemary Redhead

    Dear Liz,

    What a wonderfully full and long life that your Mother lived.
    She was blessed to have you in her life; you are person that is full of sunshine, love and good cheer.

    Hugs and Love,
    Your friend,

  4. To the Bruton Family:
    Corunna and Lambton County has lost a wonderful lady and musical inspiration. She was always so very giving of her time and passion. I recall MANY occasions when she’d transpose a piece to suit the vocalist, making music look so easy, your Mom certainly had a special gift. Her dedication to students always served as a great example for me when I was teaching.
    My heart is saddened to learn of her passing. And I shall treasure the many musical and neighbourly memories.
    I’m sure the Hill Street neighbours are looking down upon us now.
    Fondly & with great respect,
    Barbara Zink

  5. It was a privilege to get to know Edith over the year, and to call her a friend.

    I will miss having her fire us up on all things political!

    Take solace in Edith’s long, fruitful and altogether flourishing time on this earth.


  6. Bob, Elizabeth, Jim and John,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.
    She was an integral part of our community.
    With her piano teaching, she touched so many young people from Corunna in a very positive way. She’ll be missed.
    Sorry for your loss.

  7. Ken and Janet Fleet

    Dear Liz and family,
    Our sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mom. Her thoughts and prayers meant so much to us when Ken’s mom died. Ken speaks of your mom often as being such a wonderful person, one who inspired him in so many ways.
    With love,
    Ken and Janet Fleet

  8. Kate Moat (nee Zink)

    I can recall the many hours I spent at the Bruton home, firstly, playing piano, and skating on the neighbourhood rink, lovingly maintained by the Bruton family and other helpers. The trailer and sleeping out on hot, sultry summer nights. What a welcoming place for a youngster! I will cherish these memories forever. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Your mother will be fondly remembered, always.

  9. Nancy Thomson ( O`Dell )

    My sincere condolences to all of Edith`s family. What a special lady she was ! I enjoyed my visit so much last fall when Suzanne and I stopped in to see her. She was such an inspiration for me, and was so kind in her compliments of my parents. It seems so many years ago when we all lived in Corunna and kept our parents wondering what we were all up to ! As I told your Mom last fall I always wanted to play the piano— but probably would have argued about the practise time involved. Please treasure all your special memories of your Mom and I am sure there will be many. Thinking of all of you.

  10. Gilbert and Evelyn Rice

    Please accept our sincere sympathy on the death of your mother. She was a wonderful lady, We remember the good times with Edith and Gordon at Sanlan Ranch. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Sincerely, Gilbert and Evelyn Rice.

  11. Robert & Cheryl Kincaid

    May precious memories of Edith, be a comfort to you at this time. We are thinking of all of you.
    Love, Rob & Cheryl

  12. Dear Liz, Greg and Paul,

    Your dear mother sounds like a very special loving person. I recall meeting her once at a Christmas Choir concert at Riverside United Church when Ken Fleet was conducting. Many moons ago!!
    Love to all of you as you grieve the loss of your dear loved one. Hugs Ruth

  13. Mark Kennedy [piano student '74 - '78]

    I will always appreciate how Mrs. Bruton helped bring the gift of music into my life.

    Our deepest condolences to the Bruton family.

  14. The Hubbell Family

    We just found out about Edit’s passing and the Hubbell family wishes to send its love to all the Bruton family. Edith was a dear friend and neighbour to Rena and Ray. Edith and Gord were like second parents to most of the neighbourhood children and John remembers fondly the advice, and support he received in his formative years. Raya and Jay always had another set of grandparents when ever they came to Corunna.

    Love Rena, John, Heather, Raya and Jay

  15. Maryan Threndyle

    I was sad to hear of Mrs. Bruton’s passing. It would have been grand to visit again with her at Meadowview. She was always so interested in everyone and interesting to talk to. She gave me a start to what has been a lifetime pursuit and livelihood at the piano. I’d like to think that I’ve been able to pass along the love of children and music that she shared with me to my students here in the west. I have many memories of her piano recitals ending with ice cream bars, trotting out to her home during school hours for my lesson, Saturday lessons with Jim and Elizabeth wrestling on the couch while Mrs. Bruton tried to keep control of the situation.
    My condolences to everyone. Mrs. Bruton leaves an enduring legacy through music.

  16. Dear Bruton Family: Please know that the O’Dell Family is sending their sincere sympathy to your family. We have many great memories, like the ice rink, the football games and the neighbourhood friends. Your Mom was a great lady and loved by all. Sincerely from the O’Dell gang.

  17. Luke & Jess Passmore

    Liz,Greg & Family –
    Keeping you in our thoughts as you go through this difficult time of loss. May you be comforted by your memories.
    With love, Luke, Jess & Evan

  18. The Bruton Families,

    I’ve been away and just saw that your Mother (Grandmother) passed away. I always have fond memories of your Mother around Corunna, church functions and working in her gardens. Her tireless energy, her dedicated life to her Lord, her family, her fondness of music,and others in need I always admired. Edith had a beautiful smile and a beautiful soul and will be missed.
    My deepest sympathies.
    Mary Vosburg

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