PeacefuIIy, surrounded by the Iove of famiIy, Larry James Burns, passed away at Seaforth Community HospitaI on Friday, ApriI 27, 2018. In his 74 years among us, Larrys Iife was shaped with the bIessings of famiIy, faith and farming.
Larry wiII be IovingIy remembered by his wife Betty and their chiIdren, Conrad (Pam), Art (Tracy Bisback) and James (Jenn). Missing a very speciaI grandpa are grandchiIdren David, ellza, James, Anna and Jacob. Four Iegged friends Nicki, Becky and Tilley were aIso near to Larrys heart. Fond memories of Larry remain with his sibIings Bob (Sandy BIackman) Burns, Dianne Wilson, CaroI WisseI and Roy Brown.
In faith, we trust that Larrys spirit is reunited in eternaI Iife with his parents Joseph and Phyills (ne Barry) Burns, his step-father Angus Brown, brother Ken Burns, sibIings-in-Iaw Diane Burns and Ross Alexander, aIong with Conrad and CIaire Eckert who infIuenced Larrys Iife in speciaI ways.
FuneraI arrangements are entrusted to McGlynn FamiIy FuneraI Home, Seaforth (519-527-1390). Honouring Larrys wishes cremation has taken pIace. MemoriaI visitation wiII take pIace on Saturday, May 5 from 12- 1:45 p.m. at St. Thomas’ AngIican Church, 21 Jarvis Street, Seaforth, foIIowed by a memoriaI service to ceIebrate Larrys Iife at 2 p.m. Interment in Egmondville Cemetery and a reception wiII foIIow at Seaforth Iegion Branch 156, 123 Main Street South, Seaforth. As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. Thomas’ AngIican Church or Seaforth Community HospitaI Foundation wouId be appreciated by the famiIy.
OnIine donations and condoIences can be made by visiting Larrys memoriaI at www.mcglynnfamiIyfuneraIhome.com
Mike & Connie Marion
Betty and Family, so sad to hear of Larry&&single&&s passing. Deepest sympathy and we will keep your family in our prayers.
Gerhard, Heather, Nick & Mitch Ritzema
Dear Betty, Con, Art, & Jim (Pam, Tracey & Jenn),
We are so sorry to hear of Larry&&single&&s passing
We pray that you will always rely on your family
and friends to help you thru this difficult time
as you have for so many thru the years
Larry was such a generous kind and understanding
man and our boys really appreciated his visits
to go for ice cream. Always here for an ear and a
hug, or a coffee visit until we head West, and even after that!
Take care of yourselves and God Bless
Herman & Gertie Greidanus
Dear James and Jenn and family So sorry to hear about your dad. We are sending our deepest condolences and keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Hugs Herman & Gertie
Dave, Joanne, Shannon and Derek Tilley
Betty and family,
Our thoughts and prayers with deepest sympathies are with you all.
John and Marian Van Dooren
Our deepest sympathy to Betty, Conrad, Art and James and your families as you mourn the loss of Larry.
Dennis and Donna O&&single&&Connor
Betty, Art, Conrad, James and Family
Our deepest condolence on Larry&&single&&s passing. Larry&&single&&s energy and passion for farming will always be remembered by our family
My deepest sympathy to the burns family.
Dear Betty and family: I am thinking of you all at this time. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. I am sending hugs your way, and wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Sandra and Rob Hiscox
Dear Betty and family:
Thinking of you all at this time. We were saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. May you sense God’s presence with you at this time, and know that so many are holding you up in their prayers. May this be a comfort to you. Sending hugs your way, and wishing you the peace amidst difficult circumstances that our God can truly give.
Sincerely, Rev. Rob and Sandra
Gwen and James Hugill and Family
Dear Betty and Family,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Gwen and James Hugill
Cathy Eckert Martin & Joe Martin
Our deepest sympathy Betty, Conrad, Arthur,James and your family with the passing of Larry.
Larry&&single&&s bright smile, infectious laughter & his force of positive energy were treasured by our family.I have wonderful memories of working with Larry helping my father to do chores in the barn & to bring in the harvest from the fields. With Larry my sisters & I galloped horseback over those fields, after harvest.Larry showed much kindness to our brother John over many years. As his sister I am very grateful for Larry&&single&&s care. And as one of Larry&&single&&s adopted sisters I am honoured that he remained a treasured part of our family.Our parents Conrad & Claire Eckert surely have met Larry in heaven with a farm-friendly welcome. Rest in peace dear Larry.
Guy and Liz Kaufman
Betty and the Family We are very sorry to
hear the passing of Larry. Our thoughts and
prayers are with you all at this very
Jake Tamminga & the Jaylor Team
May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Jake Tamminga and the Jaylor Team
Leo and Sharon Medd
Betty, Conrad, Art, James and families, sincere condolences for your loss, Larry will be missed by many folks he was such a kind person, I know our Molly will miss all the treats. Our thoughts and prayers go to you all. Big hugs and God Bless
Maureen and Merv Agar
Betty, Conrad, Art, James and family
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Larry always had a big smile, especially when he was standing in the fields talking farming. We hope all your wonderful memories help bring a smile as you say your goodbyes.
David and Heather
Dearest Betty and family,
All of us are deeply saddened and we offer our condolences to you all. Larry was a kind and caring man, and we will all miss him and his great good humour very much.
Heather, David, Morgan, Bronwyn, & Rachel
Brian & Christie Little
We are terribly sorry to hear of Larry&&single&&s passing. May our condolences bring you all peace during this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers to the family. Skyler, Dalton and I will always remember and cherish the memories of church and breakfast together.
warren & Marj Shera
Met Larry many years ago at a party. So sorry to hear of his passing. We knew his parents Joe & Phylis also
Marie and Neil McGavin
To all Larry&&single&&s family, Our sincere sympathy to everybody. We admired Larry&&single&&s determination, hard work, business ability, friendship and also that he was an all &&single&&round “good guy”. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Neil & Marie McGavin
Sarah (Noakes) MacArthur
Dear Betty and family,
My sincere condolences to you in your time of loss.
Cor and Gerda Vanden Hoven
Dear Betty and family, So sorry to hear about Larry. Memories of many enjoyable evenings had when you were square dancing with our club and at your place too. I remember great times in St Catherines . When the Lord calls our loved ones home, He leaves the gift of memories.Hold onto the memories and may they help you find peace and comfort at this difficult time.
Gerry and Cheryl McLaughlin
To the Burns family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.
Jack, Janette Holmes and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Ron & Kathy Ward
Sorry to hear about the passing of Larry. Thinking of all the family during this difficult time.
Bill and Gail Price
Betty and family, We are very sorry to hear of Larry&&single&&s passing. Thinking of you all at this difficult time and sending our deepest condolences.
Betty and family: we are so sorry to hear of Larry&&single&&s passing. You are in our thoughts.
Betty, my deepest sympathy to you and your family at this very difficult time.
The Rev. Karine Snowdon & Tom Snowdon
Dear Betty & Family, We are so sad to hear of Larry&&single&&s death. It was my honour to be his and your parish priest for 7.5 years. Larry was such a kind-hearted, big-hearted, generous soul. He had a great sense of humour and a very deep faith which he lived out everyday of his life. Both Thomas and I can never describe how blessed we are to have known Larry for his wisdom, leadership, hospitality, generosity and friendship. May he rest in peace in the arms of the God who created him and loves him for all eternity.
Betty and family, so sorry to hear of Larry&&single&&s passing. I will remember him as always smiling and a happy go lucky guy. My sincere sympathy to you all.
Len Gervais & Lori Gautcher
Betty, Con, Art, Jim & families ~ words cannot express our heartfelt sympathies to all of you following Larry&&single&&s passing. He was a great guy and will be missed by many. Canada Day celebrations will just not be the same without him, but we&&single&&re sure he won&&single&&t be far.
Betty,Con & Pam, James & Jen, Art & Tracy and all the grandchildren. My deepest sympathy for this time. The many memories our families shared. From Larry making his neighbor visits for all the dogs including mine. To the many cribbage games that were played between ken and Larry. To the special little things Betty and Larry done and the giving of his heart. His laughs and smiles that will be sadly missed. His love for farming. No words can say the sadness that my children and I feel at this particular time. I am so glad we were part of his life and was able to share some memories. In my prayers and thoughts
On behalf of the Van Egmond Foundation ,I wish to add our sorrow of Larry’s passing ,he was a long time dedicated volunteer to our cause and will be truly missed .
Our condolences to the family
Sad to hear about Uncle Larry, I have many good memories of him as a child and an adult, I remember him playing Santa at Christmas time and me guessing it wasn’t Santa, it was Uncle Larry! He will be missed, love to everyone during this time! You are all in my thoughts.
Betty and Family:
Sorry to hear of the passing of Larry. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.
Ann (Rivers) Preszcator
Dear Betty and Family:
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Gordon & Irma Pryce
Dear Betty and family; Our sincerest sympathy to you all.
We were fortunate to have had lunch with Larry just before you left for Arizona and had a very nice visit. Many great memories from our curling days.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely Gordon & Irma Pryce
Dear Betty and family,
I am so sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Larry and Dianne McGrath
Betty and family: We are saddened to learn of Larry&&single&&s passing and extend our sincere condolences. Our thoughts are with you.
Ron "Ike" Hildebrand
condolences to the Burns family,Larry will be missed by many.
Shirley & Bob Dinsmore
Dear Betty and Family – we are so saddened to hear of Larry&&single&&s passing. He will be missed by all who knew him. Sending hugs and prayers.
Sandy & Ralph Fowler
Dear Betty & family we were so sorry & shocked to hear of Larry&&single&&s passing. We will remember all the fun & good times that we had at Big Lake. Please take care.
Sorry to hear of Larry&&single&&s passing
Dear Betty and family, my sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of Larry. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
Bill and Regi Whyte
May your memories keep your hearts happy!
Laurel (Austin) Lavigne
Dear Betty and family. My sincere condolences to your family. I remember that smile and sparkle in his eyes whenever I was helping at St. Thomas&&single&&s. He had such a zest for life and a heart of gold. Larry touched a lot of people in different ways and will be missed dearly by his family, friends, church and community. Rest well faithful servant.
Grace and Wayne Wiggins
Dear Betty and Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. I will miss Larry’s smile. May God fill your heart with wonderful memories and give you the strength and peace that only He can provide. God bless. Grace and Wayne
Peter and Frances
Dear Betty, Conrad, Arthur, James and all your family,
We are so very sorry to hear of Larry&&single&&s passing. A life taken too soon.
He will be missed.
Thinking of you all…One day at a time Betty and kids.
Dear Betty and your family. Our sincere condolences to you all.i will always remember fondly Larry in his red Santa touque greeting the children at St Nicholas event at the church. His smile made everyone feel welcome at St Thomas. He will be missed by many folk. Hugs to you all.
Sympathy to the Burns family .
Anne and Lyle
Dear Betty, Conrad, Arthur ,James and families .
So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time .
Don and Barb Gibson and family
So sorry for your loss, Betty and family. Our thoughts are with you.
Bruno & Joyce Braecker
So sorry to hear of Larry&&single&&s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Bob Simpson and Joanne Rowcliffe
For Betty and family:
We were so blessed to have known Larry. We will miss his sense of humour, that smile, that laugh. We will miss his dedication to his church; his love for his family and his deep and abiding friendship. Through the church services, meetings, barbeques, parties, dinners and euchre games we have been sincerely blessed by this wonderful man. We thank God for his life. Peaceful hearts to you, Betty. Love Bob and Joanne.
Laurie & Helen McKellar
Thoughts and prayers to you Betty,Conrad,James and Arthur.Take one day at a time and hold onto all the great memories you have collected over the years.
Brian & Helen Oldfield
To the entire Burns clan we extend our heartfelt sympathy. May God be your comfort and strength at this difficult time. We treasure our memories of Larry- his caring heart, his welcoming smile that could light up a room and his love of family, friends, farming and the church. He leaves an amazing legacy though his mentoring of others, his generosity to those in any kind of need, his sense of humour, his strong faith and his positive outlook. Rest In Peace dear friend.