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In Memory of Ronald Winston Burnley

It is with deep sorrow the family announces the passing of Ronald (Ron) Winston Burnley on Easter Sunday, April 9th, 2023, at the age of 86 from pulmonary fibrosis.

He leaves behind his loving wife and best friend of 61 years, Betty Burnley (nee Roddy), his devoted children, Lana, Pam (Harold), Sandra, (Chris) and Brian (Leanne), and his adoring grandchildren, Matthew, Nicholas (Hannah), Daniel (Shannon), Cassandra (Tyler), Christopher, Kyle, Clare and Mae.

Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Beatrice Burnley (nee Court), his sister Kathleen, brother Ken, and sister-in-law Marie Allard (Ted).  Missed by his sisters, Louise (Jim), Grace (Bob), Connie (Doug), brother-in-law Bob Roddy (Patricia), and numerous nieces and nephews and loving friends.

A man of integrity, values, and service, Dad was proud to have served our country as a soldier and officer in the Canadian Armed Forces for 29 years. These qualities also shone through in his remarkably kind, loving and compassionate nature with his family and all he met.

Dad had a warm smile and a kind heart, and everyone he knew loved and appreciated him.

He was devoted to Betty, who he considered his rock, and they treasured their life together. To his children, he was the best Dad we could have asked for. Family was the most important thing in his life and he told us all how lucky he was.  We were the lucky ones.

Visitation will be Friday April 14th 10am – 12pm, service to follow at Heritage Funeral Complex, 1250 Trim Rd Orleans, Ontario K4A 3P7 613-830-2305 info@heritagefh.ca

In lieu of flowers please consider donations in Ron’s name to cheofoundation.com or Canadian Lung Association

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To Mrs Burnley, Pamela (Harold), Matthew, Daniel (Shannon) and Christopher and the entire Burnley family,

Please accept our most heartfelt and sincere condolences on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather at this most difficult time.

A brother of 77 years to me and a hero in my life and many lives, I am sure. Doug and I will surely miss you.

Condolences to Betty and family.

We are very sorry for your loss our deepest condolences our hearts and thoughts are with you all

My deepest condolences to you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
Julie Ann Faubert

I only met Ron three years ago, but on my first visit, and the few since, I felt his sincere warmth and friendliness. (Bett’y’s as well).
A bit of mischief in his grin, smiling eyes.
I will miss him from afar. My deepest condolences to you all who miss him up close.

Betty, Pam, Harold, Kids and the entire Burnley family, my prayers are with you.
Ron was a very kind and very good man, I remember him with great affection and joy.
My condolences to you, from my heart.

Betty & Family,
Our deepest condolences. Ron will be missed but never ever forgotten. I can see him smiling from ear to ear right now because he is with his Mother & Father, as well as my Mom & Dad (June & Gerard) ❤️
. . . Christopher & Karen

Sandy and Family,

Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family in this very difficult time. It is always heart-wrenching to lose someone we love, but you can at least take comfort in knowing you have an angel watching over you from above. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

My sincere condolences.
Be comforted by the life your dad lived to you and for all.
May God’s peace comfort you at this time.💐

As a young girl Ron took me fishing at Gull lake for a day I won’t forget, it was so much fun. My transport was the handlebars of his bike. We corresponded from time to time when he was in the Congo or other placement
with UN Canada forces overseas. He was generous with his time and careful with the info he sent
We are left with an empty space where Ron lived in our hearts. Goodbye Ron and may God take you
into his comforting arms. Louise and Jim

Our deepest condolences to you Pam, Harold and family. Your fond memories will ease your sadness., and those memories will last forever.

Our sincerest of condolences to all your family.

May you find strength together and may your memories forever keep him close.

Sandy and family- Thinking of you all as you honour your father’s memory. The sadness of this loss is your life will never ease, but the fortune of his value to enrich your life will be more thoroughly appreciated every day forward.

Sending big hugs,
Susan Borys XOXO

Sandy, Chris & Family,

It is with deep sadness we extend our most sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad. While he may not physically be with you, know you’ll always have a part of him with you and his spirit will forever be in your hearts.

So sorry for your loss.

Louise and Jim MacDonald will miss him and send their hearts to the immediate family and friends, and great sadness at his passing. Tina (niece) and Pete (husband) Martin and all our family hope God will comfort you in this time of mourning and profound loss. Our hopes are that you take the good and wonderful person Ron Burnley was in this world with you always.
I will always remember him as the gentleman who always danced with me at weddings! Betty know that my parents are there with you in spirit today as they can not unfortunately withstand the journey to Ottawa and want you to know if they could be there, they would be.
All our love MacDonald and Martin Family.

So sorry for you and your family’s loss Pam. Please accept my sincere condolences to you all.

Sandy, Lana and family.
What a wonderful tribute to your Dad. I never met your Dad, but just hearing all the grandkids and your brother speak, I know where you both get your amazing qualities from.
Deepest condolences during these sad times…your memories will always keep your Dad in your hearts. Hugs and prayers to your Mom…for God is a loving God!

Scott and Patricia Martin MacDonald: our deepest sympathy to the Burnley family. Uncle Ron was a wonderful man, I am so thankful to have a few memories of being at a few family gatherings and sharing happy times. hugs to all!

Pam and family, my sympathies on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Dear Burnley Family:

I was so very saddened to learn of Ron’s recent passing. I met Ron for the first time in Apr 62 at Rivers MB when I reported-in to my new unit, the one and only Air Support Signal Troop. Ron was a Cpl Rad Tech at the time and from day one I couldn’t have been more impressed with him firstly as the epitome of a fine NCO and soldier and secondly as a technician tradesman. As I was a young wet behind the ears second lieutenant, Ron took the time to willingly teach me many things about the ways of the Service, all of which I greatly appreciated and which put me in much better stead for the years to follow. He will not soon be forgotten for the fine individual he was. May he rest in peace: he has truly eaned it. Most sincerely, John Dicker LCol (Ret’d) RCCS VVV

It is with great sorrow that my wife Kathy and I became aware of Ron’s passing. To Betty and the family we can only express sincere condolences for your, and our, loss.
I first met Ron when we both worked at the Department of Supply and Services working on military procurement projects in 1979. Discovering we were both ex RC Signals in the Canadian Army, this led us to a very close working and social relationship for so many years. Kathy and I had many good times with Ron and Betty and value those memories greatly. Ron had an easy going personality and good character made our times together most enjoyable. We will be sure to keep in close touch Betty and our hearts are with you, and hope we can get together again some day soon in Ottawa.

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