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ROBERT JOHN BURNS (published on January 10, 2009)



ROBERT JOHN BURNS It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Robert (Bob) John Burns on December 11, 2008. Dad was born on December 18, 1928 in Winnipeg to Queenie Irene (nee Johnson) and John Grenfell Burns, the eldest of seven children. Bob was predeceased by his loving wife Mary (nee Klassen) of 42 years on March 20, 1999. Bob was a hard working man who loved to fish and golf. His friendly, easy going manner won him many friends. He was always willing to lend a hand and had a generous nature. He was a welder by trade and worked at Chicago Blower and Dynamic Machinery. On April 6, 1957 he married Mary and together they raised four children, Heather (Grant) Jardine, grandchildren Cherill (Jeff) Boles, Holly (Dave) and Joel; Robert, Jordon, Mary, Valerie (Doug) Horst, Mary, Julie, Lisa; Cindy (Mark) Tesar, and grandson Joey. He worked hard at fixing up houses and was also a good carpenter. After spending 12 years living and fixing up our home on Lipton Street, Mom and Dad moved to Gretna, MB where they had a very large garden and were out in the country which they loved. Mom and Dad were young grandparents with their first two granddaughters Cherill Ann and Holly Amanda. They loved spending time with them and the girls adored their Nana and Papa. Mom and Dad later moved back into the city until Mom's passing. Dad continued to live in the city for a short time and then purchased a house in Sperling, MB. Bob's memory will be cherished by his children, sister Muriel and brothers Ed (Betty) Burns, Dick (Fran) Burns, Tom, Lesley and families. He was predeceased by sister Arlene Smith. He will also be sadly missed by many friends and relatives. A celebration of Bob's life was attended by immediate family as per Dad's request on December 17, 2008 at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens. If so desired, donations can be sent to the Riverview Health Centre, Winnipeg, MB in Dad's memory. Oh how patient is thy suffering When no hand could give thee ease. God, the helper of the helpless Saw thy pain and gave thee peace. To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die


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