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Wallace Burnie

Wallace Alfred "Wally" Burnie

Sunday, October 17th, 1920 - Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
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Sunrise – October 17th , 1920
Sunset – February 27th, 2019

BURNIE, WALLACE ALFRED

It is with the most profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Wallace (Wally) Alfred Burnie on February 27, 2019 at Southlake Regional Health Care, Palliative Care Unit in his 99th year. Beloved partner of Gloria Cole for thirty-eight wonderful years, dearly loved by Sheila Cole (Steve Buck).

The best Poppa and Grandpa ever to Eric and Colin Gies and best friend and buddy of his furry love Lola. Dear father of Michael (deceased), Stephen Burnie (Kelly) of Calgary, Alberta, Robin Livingston (the late Hugh) of Delta, B.C. and Jim (Suzanne) of Kanata, Ontario and loved by his nieces and nephews, and missed by many grandchildren, especially Rachel, Becky, Graham, Melissa, Katharine and Stephen Jr. Predeceased by his brothers Ernie and Harold and Sister-in-laws Enid and Dorothea.

A veteran of W.W.II RCAF Wally was a man of many talents. Wally was retired from Ontario Hydro as electrical inspector in Richmond Hill and Newmarket Area Offices, he enjoyed ham radio operation, his computer, swimming, scuba diving, high board diving, and piloted his own private plane, to name a few of his hobbies. A perfectionist, he loved carpentry and wired, plumbed and generally was adept at turning his hand to any challenges while maintaining modesty and humility.

Our most sincere thanks to the doctors and nurses of the R.A.U. and the palliative care unit for their compassionate care. A special thank you to Rose (C.B.I.), his P.S.W. Wally will be greatly missed by his family, many friends and neighbours. As for Wally’s wishes, there will be no funeral. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Wally’s life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main Street, Newmarket.


“Enjoy that rum and coke at 3:30 p.m. sweetheart. “ I love you.
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Wayne Bell

Posted at 01:37pm
Firstly, I'd like to express my condolences to the family. Wally made a big impression on me when I was in Grade 6. Wally's son Jim wanted to learn to SCUBA Dive and Wally thought it would be better if he had a Buddy around his own age to learn with. Wally knew my Dad (an electrician) as he was a Hydro Inspector. When Dad asked me if I would be interested, I thought I'd won the lottery. This set me on a path to eventually becoming a SCUBA Instructor and Instructor Examiner. At one point I became the President of the Underwater Club of Canada that trained Jim and I, as well as making my living owning a dive store. Wally really made a big impact on my life. I can't thank you enough. May the Lord bless you and your family.
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Marie Graham

Posted at 05:47pm
Gloria and family, condolences in the passing of Wally, living a long life leaving you good memories.
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