BURNS, William "Bill Edward

Bill, in his 90th year, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, on May 28th, 2021.  Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Burns (formerly Ritchie).  He will be fondly remembered by his children and their families. 

Having learned his trade (Tool and Die) aboard the British Merchant Navy ships, Bill was a long-time employee of Houdaille Industries, finishing his career with General Motors until his retirement.  Bill enjoyed playing golf with the lads in the Tartan Golf League and spending time at the cottage with family and friends. 

Donations in memory of Bill to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada would be appreciated.  Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).  


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  • May 31, 2021

    Catherine Kelly
    Our sincere condolences to the family. Mr. Burns was nothing short of a true Gentleman.  Rest in peace Mr.Burns ... you're with Betty now. Catherine, Winnie and family ❤
  • Jun 1, 2021

    Mr Gordon Harvey
    So sorry to hear of my uncle's passing. I would ask any family member in Canada to please get in touch
  • Jun 3, 2021

    christopher petre
    Bill was always friendly and fun to talk to. I wish I could have seen him more often but that's the way it goes in life sometimes. I enjoyed the times we met at the Tartan over a whiskey. His involvement in the Royal Navy says it all for me. 
    Rest in peace Bill.   

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