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BURNS – John F.

August 12, 1948 – April 8, 2010

It is with much love and sorrow that we announce the passing of John F. Burns on Thursday, April 8, 2010 after a spirited fight with lung cancer.

John had a long career in Real Estate and in 1992 became owner operator of a Sutton Group Franchise. He was active in the CREB serving on the Board of directors and as president of the CREB in 1994. John was also a director of the Alberta Real Estate Association and was one of the founding directors of the Alberta Real Estate Council set up by the government of Alberta to regulate the Real Estate Industry in Alberta. John served in various volunteer positions including a member of the Calgary Regional Arts Council.

John loved the Saskatchewan Rough Riders, often saying you could take the boy away from the green and white but you can never take the green and white away from the boy.

He made the annual trek back to Regina for the Labour Day Classic and attended numerous Grey Cups.

John loved to travel and experience different cultures and meet people in their local settings. He travelled throughout Canada and the United States; as well as to Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Cuba, Eastern and Western Europe, Thailand, and Singapore.

John is survived by his wife and best friend Jackie; son Ryan (Thanh); granddaughter Lisa; two sisters, Shirley (Tom) Mulligan and Maureen McVeigh; one brother Pat (Val) Burns; sisters-in-law, Carol Burns and Paulette How; and brother-in-law Ralph Sly; and over thirty nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his father Basil (1988); mother Dorothy (2006); brother Robert (2003); and sister Joan (2009).

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W.) on Friday, April 16, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Scotiabank, South Centre branch, Calgary, AB in trust for Maddison Hansford. The family wishes to thank Dr. Jesperson (Catherine), The Palliative Care Centre (Dr. Falk, Nishma, Deborah), and the Chinook Hospice for all the compassionate care they gave John.

In living memory of John Burns, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Ryan and Family

    I’m so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I will always have fond memories of your dad.
    Unfortunately I’ll be out of town and won’t be able to attend the funeral, however my thoughts will be with your family.

    Sincerely,

    Joe Pap

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  2. Keith and Elaine :

    Jackie, Ryan, Shirley, Maureen, Pat and families..
    Our love and prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow. John was a special person.

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  3. Jack Niewolski :

    Dear Jackie, Rayan and family,

    It was with deepest sorrow that I learned about John’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. John was a great man and wonderful friend. I will always cherish the opportunity to have known him.

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  4. Bev Brooks(Wenger) :

    Jackie & Family,

    So sorry to read of John’s passing. Hope you can take comfort in your memories, knowing John’s pain and suffering are over. Take care . Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with the loss of John.

    Sincerely Bev & Fraser Brooks

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  5. Jackie & Ryan & family,

    Please accept my deepest sympathy in the passing of John. I always respected him as my Real Estate Broker. He knew Real Estate. May he rest in peace.
    Sincerely Grant Clark (formerly of Grandview , Manitoba )

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  6. Garvin, Colleen and Bev Morris :

    Dear Jackie, Ryan Shirley, Maureen, Pat and families,

    We are sorry to hear about John’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. We are unable to attend the funeral, but will be thinking of you.

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  7. Mira Crawford :

    Please accept my deepest sympathy in this difficult time for your Family. We are very saddened by your loss.

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  8. Anne Jacquin :

    Jackie, Ryan and Family

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss.
    My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I hope you can take comfort in the fact that he is no longer suffering.

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  9. Randall J Morrison :

    Jackie, Ryan and Family

    I am very sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was one of the most decent of many great people I call friends. What a great sense of humour and what a kind soul. Honesty and integrity are two other terms that come to mind. I will always remember the great adventures we had as kids and teens growing up on the crescents in Regina. Many current friends and acquaintances find remarkable that bond that was created in those days and which last for so many decades. I was very happy to spend a few hours with JFQ Burns over the last few years after not seeing him for a very long time. He always spoke lovingly and respectfully of the loves of his life: Jacquie and Ryan. Knowing John was a gift and even though I did not see a lot of him in recent times, I miss him already.

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  10. Jackie, Ryan and Family,

    I am very sorry to hear of John’s passing. He fought a great fight. May his passions in life, live on through the memories you have of him.

    Sheri Baker (Maureen’s daughter)

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