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David Burns

Dave Burns

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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Obituary for Dave Burns

Dave was born January 5th, 1950 in Lindsay. He was the third of eight children, son of Victor and Delia Burns. Dave was the loving husband and best friend of Dianne Burns for 47 years. They were married in the Little Britain United Church on October 7th, 1972. Dave built a home on a beautiful piece of land just outside of Little Britain to raise their family. He was the proud father of Arron (Deanna) Burns, Andre Burns (predeceased), and Renee (furry friend Buddy) Burns. Dave fell into parenthood easily and was very proud of his family. Dave spent the majority of his career working at General Motors in Oshawa, providing well for his family. He loved the outdoors, hunting with his buddies, fishing, traveling with his wife and spending time with his friends and family. Sadly, Dave and Dianne lost their second born son to a tragic accident in 1999. Dave was proud to be called Papa as he welcomed his grandchildren, Clayton, Tyson, Annie and Madalyn into the family. Dave was the dear brother of Theresa (Wilf) Ludlam, Evelyn (Charlie) Stevens, Stephen (Colleen) Burns, Kathy (Brian, predeceased) Morey, Philip (Ria) Burns, Janet (John) Robertson and Roger (Shelley) Burns. Remembered by brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws Carl (Helen, predeceased) Hanshaw, Donna (Gord) McMillan, Kevin (Tracey) Hanshaw and Aubrey (Kay) Hanshaw. Loved uncle of many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Victor and Delia Burns and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bruce and Helen Hanshaw. After retiring from GM, Dave took a part-time position with the City of Kawartha Lakes. He enjoyed his time at the local arenas and was well respected in the community. After fighting a long and courageous battle with cancer, Dave peacefully entered into rest at the Toronto General Hospital on December 31st, 2019 at the age of 69. Dave will forever be remembered for his quick wit, gentle kindness and his love for his family and friends. A celebration of Dave’s life will be held at the Little Britain United Church, 1022 Little Britain Road, Little Britain on Sunday, January 5th at 2pm. On this day, Dave would have been celebrating his 70th Birthday. Donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family and may be made at the Mackey Funeral Home or online at www.mackeys.ca

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  • Service

    Sunday, January 5, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Little Britain United Church
    1022 Little Britain Road
    Little Britain, Ontario
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    Sunday, January 5, 2020
    Reverend Denise Boyd
  • Reception

    Sunday, January 5, 2020 |
    Little Britain United Church
    1022 Little Britain Road
    Little Britain, Ontario
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Sunday, January 5, 2020

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Roger & Karen Baskerville and Fran Gleason-Way has honored the life of Dave Burns by planting a memorial tree.
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Dawnyca Cristello

Dianne (Henner) Praying for your comfort and strength. Thinking of you and your family. This is very sad news. Dawnyca Cristello (Lynette's sister)
Comment | Posted at 04:00pm via Condolence

Roger & Karen Baskerville and Fran Gleason-Way

Wishing your family peace and comfort at this most difficult time
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Roger & Karen Baskerville and Fran Gleason-Way planted a memorial tree for Dave Burns
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Jane & Darryl Graham

We are so very sorry for your loss Dianne & Family. May all of the wonderful memories you hold dear in your heart give you comfort at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
With sincere sympathy,
Darryl & Jane Graham
Comment | Posted at 07:54pm via Condolence

Garth Mackay

Our sincere sympathy to Dianne , Arron ,Deanna , Clayton ,Annie & the Burns family . Garth & Marian Mackay
Comment | Posted at 07:26pm via Condolence

Art Veroba

Dear Dianne and Family, We send our condolences to all of you from Dave's cousins Art, Bruce and Carl Veroba. ( sons of Delma)
Comment | Posted at 04:07pm via Condolence

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