Montreal Daily Star, 25 January 1907, page 9
One of Montreal’s Oldest residents.
The death occurred yesterday of Mr. Robert Burry, at the ripe old age of seventy-eight years. The deceased gentleman was born and brought up in St Ann’s ward, and has lived on Wellington Street for sixty-three years.
Last July he gave up the old homestead and went to live with his daughter, Mrs. WH Blair, in Westmount. He was connected for over fifty years with the Caledonian Society, and was one of the few members who celebrated last year the fiftieth anniversary of their membership in that society. The late Mr. Burry was a member of the Calvin Church and acted for many years on the board of management, and was an active churchman in the days when Sunday School picnics were held on what is now Beaver Hall Hill.
The deceased is survived by his wife, his daughter, Mrs. WH Blair, Montreal, and three sons, John and William of Chicago, and RW Burry of Montreal. The funeral will take place on Saturday at 2:30 pm.