Patrick Lee Burch

November 28, 1942 – December 28, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Pat has passed away suddenly at home in Oyster Bay with Greta by his side. He will be lovingly remembered by his partner Greta Joan Wright; daughter Jessica Duggan (Bruce); Greta’s children Mason (Zoe), Sarah and Devin (Chrissy); grandchildren Celine, Caleb and Austin.

Born in Oakland California, Pat immigrated to Canada where he became a proud Canadian citizen. Pat was a coast guard for 4 years in the USA, was a civilian at Roads & Grounds CFB Comox, was never without a book, a huge story teller, took great pride in the art of cutting grass, great sense of “ha ha”, was generous, kind and loving.

I am with you still. I give you this one thought to keep. I am still – do not weep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sun on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn’s rain when you awaken in the morning’s hush. I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am soft stars that shine at night. Do not think of me as gone. I am with you still in each new dawn.

Private family arrangements.