Margaret Davidson Burness1

#11, b. 20 August 1903, d. 28 November 1985
     Margaret Davidson Burness was born on 20 August 1903 in 13 Cramond Terrace, Budhill, Shettleston, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 She was the daughter of John Masson Burness and Henrietta Deas.1,2,3,4,5,6 She married John William Berg, son of Conrad Berg and Elizabeth Herman, on 23 December 1925 in Wadena, Saskatchewan, Canada.2,3,7 She died on 28 November 1985 in Haro Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at age 82.3 She was buried in Queen's Park Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.8
     Obituary: Berg - Mrs. Margaret Davidson passed away peacefully at Haro Centre, Vancouver, on November 28, 1985 at the age of 82. She was predeceased by her husband John William Berg in 1958. She leaves to mourn her loss two brothers, J. A. Burness and his wife Rena of Vancouver, B.C. and G. L. Burness and his wife Pearl of Vero Beach, Florida; two sisters, Chrissie Cranston and her husband Scott of Tsawwassen, B.C. and Kay Hassett and her husband Walter of Drumheller, Alberta. Mrs. Berg lived for many years in Calgary where she had many dear friends before moving to Vancouver. Cremation took place in Vancouver. A Memorial Service will be held next summer in Calgary.9

Citations

  1. Birth Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  2. Marriage Registration, Saskatchewan Health Department, Vital Statistics Office.
  3. British Columbia Archives, Death Registration.
  4. 1911 Canadian Census, Saskatchewan.
  5. 1916 Canadian Census, Saskatchewan.
  6. 1921 Canadian Census, Saskatchewan.
  7. Remembering Times - Wadena and Area - Dating Back to 1882.
  8. Find A Grave.
  9. Obituary (newspaper not known).

Christian Gordon Burness1

#12, b. 24 May 1907, d. 9 August 1994
     Christian Gordon Burness was born on 24 May 1907 in 13 Cramond Terrace, Budhill, Shettleston, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 She was the daughter of John Masson Burness and Henrietta Deas.1,2,3,4,5 She married Gideon Scott Cranston, son of Robert Renwick Cranston and Mary Maude Fox, on 30 July 1928 in 1212 King Street, North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada.2 She died on 9 August 1994 in Oliver Lodge, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 87.6
     Obituary: Christian Gordon (Chrissie) Cranston passed away peacefully on August 9, 1994 at the age of 87 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Scott; daughter Beryl Shanks and son Jack (Joan) Cranston, all of Saskatoon, grandsons Ken (Heidi) Cranston of Moose Jaw, Scott Cranston of Saskatoon, Richard and Douglas Shanks of Vancouver, great-grandchildren, Max, Natalie and Claire Cranston of Moose Jaw; Sharla and Tyler Cranston of Saskatoon; her sister Kay (Walter) Hassett of Drumheller and brothers, John (Rena) Burness of Vancouver and Gordon (Pearl) Burness of Ottawa. She was predeceased by her parents and her sister Margaret. Chrissie was born in 1907 in Scotland. She immigrated to Canada with her mother and sister Margaret in 1911 to join her father in Wadena, SK. She became a teacher and married Scott Cranston in 1928. She was a loving wife and mother, an outgoing person who took part in the activities of the community she lived in. She and Scott moved to Vancouver in 1954 and then to Tsuwassen, BC. They returned to Sask. in 1986. Chrissie was an avid reader, enjoyed bridge, live theatre, waks and gardening. She and Scott enjoyed travelling and camping. She enjoyed visits with family and friends. Chrissie had been in nursing care for 12 yers, first in BC and then Oliver Lodge in Saskatoon with her husband Scott at her side almost every day. The Memorial Service will be held at Oliver Lodge Chapel on Monday, August 15th. Memorial donations to the Oliver Lodge Development Project would be appreciated by the family.6

Children of Christian Gordon Burness and Gideon Scott Cranston

Citations

  1. Birth Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  2. Marriage Registration, Saskatchewan Health Department, Vital Statistics Office.
  3. 1911 Canadian Census, Saskatchewan.
  4. 1916 Canadian Census, Saskatchewan.
  5. 1921 Canadian Census, Saskatchewan.
  6. Obituary (newspaper not known).
  7. Letter, Beryl Shanks to John George Burness, 19 November 1996.

Henrietta Kathleen Burness

#13, b. 27 August 1911, d. 15 October 2003
     Henrietta Kathleen Burness was born on 27 August 1911 in Wadena, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 She was the daughter of John Masson Burness and Henrietta Deas.1,2,3,4 She married Walter William Hassett, son of William B. Hassett and Harris Elizabeth Green, on 23 August 1937 in Wadena, Saskatchewan, Canada.2 She died on 15 October 2003 in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada, at age 92.5
     Obituary: Hassett: Kay (Henrietta Kathleen) (nee: Burness) 1911 - 2003 - Kay Hassett was born on August 27, 1911, in Wadena, Saskatchewan, one of five children. Kay attended Normal School in Regina and went on to teach school until marrying Walter Hassett. Kay and Walter lived in Saskatchewan until 1949 when they moved to Drumheller, bought City Dairy, and their home on 2nd Avenue. Kay eventually returned to teaching and taught Grade 5 in Drumheller for many years. She and Walter were very involved with the community including the Elks and the Royal Purple, the Rotary, and Knox United Church. Kay was predeceased by Walter, her loving husband of more than 65 years. She is survived and lovingly remembered by two daughters, Margaret Code and Sylvia Shaw (Gilbert); five grandchildren, Laura Grift (Gary), Donna Code Castillo (Rene), Linda Code, Sarah Shaw, Andrew Shaw; one great grandson Quentin Code (Shannon); and one great-great granddaughter Angelina Code. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Elk's Children's Fund c/o Courtney-Winter¹s Funeral home. Courtney-Winter's entrusted with arrangements.6

Children of Henrietta Kathleen Burness and Walter William Hassett

Citations

  1. Birth Registration, Saskatchewan Health Department, Vital Statistics Office.
  2. Marriage Registration, Saskatchewan Health Department, Vital Statistics Office.
  3. 1916 Canadian Census, Saskatchewan.
  4. 1921 Canadian Census, Saskatchewan.
  5. Sylvia (Hassett) Shaw, "Genealogy," e-mail to John George Burness, 20 December 2003.
  6. Obituary (newspaper not known).
  7. Personal knowledge of Gordon Lennox Burness.

John Alexander Burness1

#14, b. 3 February 1914, d. 25 December 2000
     John Alexander Burness was born on 3 February 1914 in Wadena, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 He was the son of John Masson Burness and Henrietta Deas.1,2,3 He married Rena Annie Eastham, daughter of Charles Stanley Eastham and Florence Bell, on 24 September 1956 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.4 He died on 25 December 2000 in Scottish Nursing Home, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, at age 86.5
     Obituary: BURNESS John A. Burness departed this world at 9:00 a.m., December 25, 2000, at the Scottish Nursing Home, to a well-deserved peace after a lengthy illness at the age of 86. He will be greatly missed by his wife of forty-five years, Rena, who cared for him until his end. He also leaves a sister Kay, and other family members. John was born in Wadena, Saskatchewan, where, following his schooling, he worked for the Berg Lumber Yard. In 1949 he moved to Calgary and purchased a store later known as The Burness Hardware where he faithfully served his customers for twenty-seven years. Upon his retirement, John and Rena moved to Vancouver where they spent seventeen happy years. They returned to Calgary in 1995. At John's request, his body has been offered to the University of Calgary for research purposes. Service, Thursday, January 4 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church.5

Citations

  1. EHealth Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Vital Records Index.
  2. 1916 Canadian Census, Saskatchewan.
  3. 1921 Canadian Census, Saskatchewan.
  4. Personal knowledge of Gordon Lennox Burness.
  5. Calgary Herald, Calgary, Alberta.

John William Berg1,2

#15, b. 10 May 1893, d. 19 February 1958
     John William Berg was born on 10 May 1893 in North Easthope Township, Perth County, Ontario, Canada.1 He was the son of Conrad Berg and Elizabeth Herman.1,2,3,4 He married Margaret Davidson Burness, daughter of John Masson Burness and Henrietta Deas, on 23 December 1925 in Wadena, Saskatchewan, Canada.2,5,6 He died on 19 February 1958 in 2306A 4th Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada, at age 64.7 He was buried in Queen's Park Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.8
     Obituary: John William Berg, operator of the J. W. Berg Retail Lumber Company in Meskanaw, Sask., from 1930 until his retirement to Calgary in 1956, and the operator of another retail lumber company in Clair, Sask. from 1920 to 1930, died suddenly at his home, 2306A 4th Street S.W., Wednesday morning. He was 64. Mr. Berg was a member of Carrot River Masonic Lodge in Kinistino, Sask., and a member of the Meskanaw United Church. He was born in Gadshill, Ont. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, Calgary; and three brothers, Alex, Wellesley, Ont., Geoge, Tavistock, Ont. and Allan, Gadshill, Ont. Services will be held in Leyden's Chapel of Remembrance, Saturday at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. D. G. Littlejohns officiating. Interment will follow in Queen's Park cemetery Calgary.9

Citations

  1. Birth Registration, Archives of Ontario.
  2. Marriage Registration, Saskatchewan Health Department, Vital Statistics Office.
  3. 1901 Canadian Census, Ontario.
  4. 1911 Canadian Census, Ontario.
  5. British Columbia Archives, Death Registration.
  6. Remembering Times - Wadena and Area - Dating Back to 1882.
  7. Personal knowledge of Gordon Lennox Burness.
  8. Find A Grave.
  9. Obituary (newspaper not known).

Gideon Scott Cranston1,2

#16, b. 19 January 1902, d. 1 February 1997
     Gideon Scott Cranston was born on 19 January 1902 in Saltfleet Township, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada.1 He was the son of Robert Renwick Cranston and Mary Maude Fox.1,2,3 He married Christian Gordon Burness, daughter of John Masson Burness and Henrietta Deas, on 30 July 1928 in 1212 King Street, North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada.2 He died on 1 February 1997 in Oliver Lodge, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 95.4
     Obituary: Gideon Scott Cranston (Scott) passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 1, 1997 at Oliver Lodge. The memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 1997 at 2:00pm from Westwood Funeral Chapel, Avenue N and 20th Street conducted by Elaine Thomas. Scott will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his family: daughter, Beryl Shanks and son, Jack (Joan) Cranston, both of saskatoon; grandchildren, Scott Cranston, Ken (Heidi) Cranston, Patti Shanks, Richard Shanks, and Doug Shanks; great grandchildren, Tyler, Sharla, Max, Nathalie and Claire. Also surviving are one sister Martha Wagner of Surrey, BC and in-laws Kay and Walter Hassett, John and Rena Burness and Gordon Burness. He was predeceased by his wife if 1994. Scott, boen on January 19,1902 in Hamilton, Ontario, came west with his family when he was 16 years old and settled in the Hendon District. He married Chrissie Burness in 1928 and they had two children. While living in Meskanaw, Scott joined the army and was sent overseas in June of 1940 where he served in Italy and France before returning in 1945. He then worked for the Co-op in Wilkie and Saskatchewan Natural Resources in Watrous and Cyprus Hills. In 1953, Scott and Chrissie moved to Vancouver and purchased a hardware store on Broadway. They returned to Tswassen where they built their home. When Chrissie's health deteriorated, the Cranstons returned to Saskatoon. Thank you to all the staff at Oliver Lodge who treated Scott with compassion and care.4

Citations

  1. Birth Registration, Archives of Ontario.
  2. Marriage Registration, Saskatchewan Health Department, Vital Statistics Office.
  3. 1911 Canadian Census, Ontario.
  4. Obituary (newspaper not known).
  5. Letter, Beryl Shanks to John George Burness, 19 November 1996.

Margaret Beryl Cranston1

#17
     Margaret Beryl Cranston was the daughter of Gideon Scott Cranston and Christian Gordon Burness.1

Citations

  1. Letter, Beryl Shanks to John George Burness, 19 November 1996.

John Robert Cranston1

#18
     John Robert Cranston was the son of Gideon Scott Cranston and Christian Gordon Burness.1

Children of John Robert Cranston and Joan Woodward

Citations

  1. Letter, Beryl Shanks to John George Burness, 19 November 1996.
  2. Star Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

William James Shanks1

#19
     William James Shanks was the son of Francis Joseph Shanks.

Citations

  1. Letter, Beryl Shanks to John George Burness, 19 November 1996.

Richard William Shanks1

#20
     Richard William Shanks is the son of William James Shanks and Margaret Beryl Cranston.1

Citations

  1. Letter, Beryl Shanks to John George Burness, 19 November 1996.