Donald Charles Burns

May 7, 1925 – Mar 27, 2018
Donald was born in Manchester, England and served in the Royal Navy during World War II, achieving the rank of Petty Officer. He emigrated to Canada with his wife Hazel and two children in 1957, arriving in Montreal. He worked as a technical writer and publications manager in the aerospace, telecommunications and energy sectors. His most cherished job was site manager during the construction of Expo’67 in Montreal.

He and Hazel retired to Comox in 1990 and became involved in the community, giving countless hours of work and support to Save the Hill, The Macdonald Wood Park Society, The Comox Town Residents’ Association and d’Esterre House.

He was predeceased by wife Hazel, son Peter, two sisters and a brother. He will be missed by daughter Angela and her husband Leo, sister Dorothy, grandchildren Sara, Catherine, Aleyna, and cousin Joyce.

His many friends in Comox and elsewhere will remember him for his sharp intelligence and dry humour. He loved music, reading, star-gazing, played the organ, was an accomplished handyman, and loved a good discussion on virtually any subject.

He left us peacefully and comfortably at home in his bed, a lucky and well-loved man.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Macdonald Wood Park Society in his name.


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