Burns
Gerard Basil

Date of death:
Tuesday January 9, 2018

source
The Toronto Star, ON
2018-01-10

Burns, Gerard Basil Gerard Basil was born January 9, 1932 in Toronto, the youngest of eight children born to Margaret and James Burns. Gerry, as he was known by most, attended St. Michael's College School, where he found his first love - hockey. He met his wife, Joan, at a school dance at Bowmore Road Junior and Senior Public School and the two were married on July 18, 1953. Throughout most of their 65-year marriage, they lived in Toronto and Scarborough, before moving to Oshawa in 2000 to enjoy their retirement. When Gerry wasn't following the Toronto Maple Leafs, you could find him coaching and cheering for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in various sporting activities, volunteering in his community with the Knights of Columbus or Meals on Wheels, golfing at Annandale Golf Course or Oshawa Airport or spending time with his beloved family and many friends. He is survived by his loving wife Joan, dear sister Denise, beloved children John, Stephen (Claire), Richard (Vickie) and Margaret, cherished grandchildren Victoria (Jeff), John David, Kaleigh, Stephanie and Jennifer and treasured great-grandchildren James and Emma. Visitation will be held at the DeStefano Funeral Home, 1289 Keith Ross Drive, Oshawa (south side of Taunton Road, east of Thornton Road by the Oshawa Airport) 905-440-3595, on Thursday, January 11th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass to Celebrate Gerard's life will be held at St. Joseph the Worker Parish on Friday, January 12th at 11:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Knights of Columbus would be appreciated. Memories may be shared at destefanofuneralhomes.ca Funeral Home DeStefano Funeral Home Services Inc. 1289 Keith Ross Drive Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4 (905) 440-3595 Published in the Toronto Star on Jan. 10, 2018

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