John Douglas Burrell passed away peacefully on March 20, 2023 in Mississauga, Ontario, at the age of 65.
He grew up in Willowdale and lived and worked in Toronto in the industrial service and supply industry for over 30 years. John is predeceased by his parents Joan Burrell and Dr. Archie Burrell and his sister Sylvia (Michael Simon). John leaves behind his former wife Barbara and children Sarah and David, siblings Anne (Wayne Scanlan), Elaine (John Maclagan), Ruth (Mark Cvar) and Andrew, his Aunt Carol and Uncle Douglas and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
John will be remembered for his great sense of humour, wit, warm smile and kind heart. He enjoyed great conversation, family gatherings and dinners. He loved getting out to play a game of golf and was also part of a bowling league. He was an avid Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He loved reading, especially books on history. He was keen on antiques and would often watch "Antiques Roadshow." He enjoyed driving and loved taking scenic drives throughout Ontario and the Atlantic provinces.
He will be missed by his family and friends, including those at Admiral Inn. May he rest in peace.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lung Association of Canada https://www.lung.ca/donate or the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/pages/donate