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BURDESS, John James

With heavy hearts we announce that John passed away on February 25, 2021 at age 88. He leaves behind his children: Robert Burdess (Shelby Gibbons), Bruce Burdess, Douglas (Pauline) Burdess, Brenda (Peter) Bertolotti, Patricia (Jeff) Anderson, and Gary (Trudy) Burdess; his grandchildren: Penny Harley (Curtis Richardson), Morgan Mills (Jordan Stewart), Christopher (Alicia) Burdess, Janelle Vant Erve, Tyler Burdess (Kaitlyn Bull), Beverley Bertolotti (Rob Ferris), Meghan Bertolotti, Jennifer (Kevin) Lalonde, Jamie (Scott) Jackson, Chelsey (Patrick) Brown, and Stephan (Sheena) Burdess; and his great-grandchildren: Haleigh, Harper, Wick, Hunter, Archer, Riley, Ainsley, Ryker, Hannah, Levi, Isabella, Roman, Kinsley, Michael, Bryce, Ayvah, Luke, and Hadley.  Sadly, John was predeceased by Jean (Harley) Burdess and Mitchell Bertolotti; he goes to join his loving wife Joyce Burdess (d. 2020).

In John’s younger years he was always on the move. He loved to travel the world taking in as many different sights and adventures as he could. When he was home, he could be found enjoying one of the many game nights he participated in, or spending an afternoon at the casino. John would never say no to a game of crib, gin rummy, or 31! When age forced him to slow down, John loved to sit in his chair and relax with a glass of wine while listening to his books. He will be missed by all the family and friends he made along his journey.

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  • MP Tracy Gray says:

    I am very sorry for your loss and wish your family strength during this difficult time.
    Tracy Gray, Member of Parliament, Kelowna – Lake Country


    My condolences to everybody. I was wonderful to see you all again two summers ago, and spend time with John and Joyce in that wonderful family setting.

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