The following article from the Hamilton, Bermuda Gazette, will be of interest to many people.
The death occurred on Thursday, February 1st, at his home in Cork, Eire, of Mr. Gordon Hamilton Burland, the founder of the G.H.Burland Company, constructional engineers and building contractors.
About nine months ago Mr. Burland and his wife, the former Miss Honor Gosling, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Gosling, of Highwood, Paget, retired to Cork.
Mr. Burland came to Bermuda in 1923 and was married in April the following year. In 1926 he founded his company which became the official contractors for the Admiralty and was concerned with constructional work at H.M. Dockyard for the last 20 years. The company has done extensive work for the British and American Governments in the Colony and built the Bank of Bermuda, the Fire Marine and the Bermuda Press buildings.
Since 1947 the company has earned about a quarter of a million pounds through the building of private houses, while since the war it has been engaged in renovation work at the Princess, Belmont Manor and Inverugie Hotels.
In 1935 Mr. Burland founded the Bermuda Engineering Company Ltd. The Broadway Apartments Ltd. he founded in 1948.
He is a native of Grimsby, Ontario, where he was born on August 16th, 1896.
He attended Lake Lodge School, Grimsby, and Ridley College, St. Catharines. He served throughout the 1914-18 war, first with the Royal Navy and then transferred to the Royal Naval Air service, and when he was invalided out after a crash he joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. At the conclusion of the war he was a lieutenant commander in command of a minesweeper in the Mediterranean.
Mr. Burland was the son of Mr. Arhtur Burland, Isle of Wight, and Grimsby, Ontario, and Mrs. Mary Burland, formerly Miss Mary Lough, of Bermuda. He is survived by his widow, three sons, John, Brian and Arthur, and a daughter, Rosamond. He has also a brother, Arthur, in Niagara Falls, Ontario.