June 25, 1925 – July 28, 2017
BURGESS, George Henry: with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of George at Wentworth Lodge in his 93rd year on July 28, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Lee Burgess (nee Liota), his cherished children: Phil (Mary Linda), Carol, Aida Hyshka (Tim), and his beloved grandchildren: Tricia Catizzone (Chris), Annamarie. He will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews and many friends. Predeceased by his parents, brothers, sister, sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law. George was a WWII air force veteran having served on the West Coast of Canada. He worked for many years for Aylmer/Delmonte. He was a Faithful 4th degree Grand Knight with Bishop Ryan Assembly 868 Knights of Columbus. He volunteered several years with Knights of Columbus McGivney Homes and St Joseph’s Villa Foundation. He served on the local Dundas Hydro Commission. George had a passion for music and was a past member of both the Mohawk College Choir and St Augustine’s Church choir. Heartfelt gratitude goes out to Dr. James Williams and staff, staff and volunteers of Wentworth Lodge and staff of Georgian Retirement Residence for their compassionate and loving care. Friends will be received on Tuesday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Funeral Mass to follow at 11 o’clock at ST. AUGUSTINE’S CHURCH, 58 SYDENHAM ST., Dundas with reception to follow. Interment will take place at St. Augustine’s Cemetery in the afternoon.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Hamilton-Halton Alzheimer Society.
Dear Lee, Carol, Phil, Mary Linda, Aida, Tim, Trisha, Chris and Annamarie. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Keeping all of you in my prayers. love, Lynda Burville.
Dear Carol and family – I am so sorry for your loss what a wonderful and accomplished individual – may you have many memories and great laughter when you think of him
Mr Burgess always brought a smile to my face. I have very fond memories of him from my childhood. I’m so sorry for your great loss!
I’ll be thinking of all of you, Danielle Di Francesco Downey
Dear Phil, Mary Linda and family: Our deepest condolences for your loss. Phil, I will always remember your father as a sweet charming man who always had a smile on his face. RIP George. Linda Hayward and Melissa Leaist
Uncle George will be missed by many but not as much as his children will miss his laughter and constant teasing and joking. He has left many happy memories with all those who loved him. Sing with the angels and make your brothers, sister and my mom Joan Burgess and brother Kerry (Butch) Burgess laugh some happy tears.
Love and hugs
Your niece Joyce Ward and Family
Dear Trish, Chris and family – We are very sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with you during this difficult and sad time. Tina and Laura
Our sincere condolences to the family. When George would visit us when I was a child, it was always a highlight for me. Funny, witty, engaging, he would constantly entertain us with his stories. I will never forget him dancing with Alison’s cousins at our wedding. We have many happy memories, but we share your sadness at his passing. Love to you all.
Cousin Doug, Alison, Iain and Catriona
Very sorry to hear of the passing of George Burgess. Brian joins me in offering condolences. Sincerely Mary Welsh
Phil and family. On behalf of the MS Society please accept our deepest condolences and we are all sending you many hugs. Phil we missed you this weekend but you were there in spirit. We hope you will share some wonderful memories with friends and family and honour your Dad with these memories. Lori Anne McNulty and all the MS Society family.
What wonderful memories you have, of a man well loved and a life well lived.
The sun will shine again one day, just never so brightly.
Thinking of you all.
Liz Hoyle (Munro)