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Gerald Ronald George Burgess

October 4th, 1954 - July 2nd, 2020
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In loving memory of our Gerald Ronald George Burgess. He passed away July 2nd, 2020, in Surrey Memorial Hospital.

He will be sadly missed by his wife Theresa, his children; Trina (Chris), Jason (Nicole), Travis (Angeleen), and Cheryl (Chad), grandchildren; Cassandra, Kira, Jacob, Cainen, Jordana, Declan, James, Gage, Kole, and Jaelynn. His sister Donna (Rob), and Uncle Sam (Mabel). Sister-in-laws Maureen (Lloyd) and Gloria. Brother-in-Law Charlie (Myrt). Also, by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and co-workers.

We all know and loved Gerry’s tough exterior, but what we will miss most is the soft spot he had for all his grandchildren. We are so sad that they will not have him around as they are growing up, but we know he will be watching down on them from above.

We all miss you and love you so very much. You are in God’s hands now, rest in peace. Always and forever, to the moon and back.

God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be
So he put His arms around you
And whispered "Come to me."

With tearful eyes we watched you
As you slowly slipped away
And though we loved you dearly
We couldn't make you stay.

Your golden heart stopped beating
Your tired hands put to rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.


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Nicole Burgess
July 16th, 2020

I have to say it is unimaginable that you are gone. Yet as I try to process this reality and the immense grief that comes with it, I am trying to focus on all the great memories and laughs we had, the love you gave us and of course that heart warming smile! What I wouldn't give to see it just one more time...

Since the very beginning you treated me like a daughter and always made me feel loved, supported and part of the family. I always admired your brutal honesty and courage to stand by your convictions. Sometimes you just got to "call a spade a spade"! And boy did you ever, with your own special brand if wit and sarcasm! I absolutely loved that!

You were an amazing grandfather to our children and despite being two provinces away, our kids always knew their harmonica playing papa with the chocolate on his face, loved them dearly. And everytime we made a visit (often by surprise) it always felt as if no time had passed and we had been together all along.

Jason is the man he is today because of you and I can't thank you enough for that. Because of you, I have an amazing and loving husband (who seems to know how to do pretty much anything!), and our kids have an incredible father. So for this I will always be grateful.

You were taken from us way too soon, end of story. And while I believe you are now in God's loving arms, it dosen't make your absence any less profound. We just were not ready to say goodbye. Yet here we are, so all I can say is that we love you and miss you beyond what words can articulate. So we will keep your memories alive in our hearts until we meet again...

Nicole Burgess

Christine
July 15th, 2020

It had been years since I seen you last but you will never be forgotten by me dear god father 🙏 Thank you for many childhood memories ❤️

Jason Gerald Burgess
July 15th, 2020

I really didn't think in a million years that I would be here right now writing my thoughts on this Tribute Wall while crying because god took one of my best friends and father. It still doesn't seem real and I know it will probably be some time before I will be able to accept it. I'm just so grateful that he was my father and for everything he taught me in life that got me to where I am today. I'm really going to miss his facial expression when we would make random trips to BC and not tell anyone (surprise!). The look on his face in disbelief that we are there and then the excitement of knowing over the next week, that we would be able to bond once again face to face. I'm really going to miss all the times we spent with each other, but they will not be forgotten as they are some of the best memories a person could ask for. I'm very grateful for being able to see and talk with dad before his passing. I still wish there was more time, but I'm not selfish and I believe that god needed him now. I know in my heart that we will be together again. Kisses and hugs forever Dad.

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