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Bruce Trueman Burgess

Burgess, Bruce Trueman OMM, CD, peacefully succumbed to cancer on March 28, 2018 at the age of 85. Survived by brother David Burgess and sister Jean Matthews. Devoted husband of Faith Burgess (deceased 2008), and dearest father to Wendy (Neal
Burgess, Bruce Trueman OMM, CD, peacefully succumbed to cancer on March 28, 2018 at the age of 85. Survived by brother David Burgess and sister Jean Matthews. Devoted husband of Faith Burgess (deceased 2008), and dearest father to Wendy (Neal Stansby) and Clifford (Caroline Burgess). Cherished grandfather to Andrew, Matthew, Ian, Michael and Maxine. Doting great-grandfather to Maya and Theo. We miss you dearly, and will continue to hear the echoes of your laughter and your stories (there I was at 40,000 ft ...) at family gatherings. Your ability to make a career of your passion (flying), your role at the core of a happy family and your deep love of jazz continue to shape all of our lives. Bruce Burgess was born in Amherst Nova Scotia in 1932, son of Clifford Burgess and Eva Trueman. He married his high-school sweetheart and lifelong love, Faith Marie Mill, in December 1954. At the age of 18, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force to train as a jetfighter pilot. Highlights of his later career include Base Commander at CFB Comox (1977-80), Defense Attache in London (1980-82), Chief of Staff Air Force Operations, Winnipeg (1982-84) and Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations at Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs (1984-87). Bruce Burgess was a citizen airman who lived life with integrity, humility, humour, a strong sense of responsibility and a profound commitment to Canada. The warmth of his personality, his dedication to duty, his courage and his charm enriched us all. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday April 7, 2018 at St. Andrew’s and Knox Church, 21102 Concession Road 2, S. Glengarry, Bainsville, Ontario. The family will receive visitors on Friday April 6, 2018 from 2 to 4 p.m., and from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Munro & Morris Funeral Home, 46 Oak Street, Lancaster (613-347-3629). Donations may be made to the Cornwall Hospice. As a Memorial to Bruce a tree will be planted in a memory woods. A tree grows-memories live. Condolences may be made online at www.munromorris.com.

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