In Celebration of

Robert Burrs

April 27, 1924 -  July 30, 2017

Robert Burrs died at the age of 93 on July 30, 2017. He left us peacefully at the Riviera residence in Laval, surrounded by those who provided him care and comfort.

Robert lived an exceptional life, displaying courage and tenacity. He overcame societal challenges, served in the Second World War, and undertook a decades long journey of learning and sharing. Former teacher, he instilled the desire to learn and understand in his family, notably, his son and his grand-daughters.

Born in 1924 in Barberton Ohio in the United States, he undertook his studies at Kent State University in Ohio and Concordia University in Montreal. He taught for over 30 years, first in the Saguenay region and then at Lake of Two Mountains High School, on the north shore of Montreal.

Robert is survived by his spouse, Jacqueline, his son Christian, his daughter in law Andrea and his grand daughters, Noémie and Abrielle.

A private ceremony for the family was held at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex to commemorate his life and honor his memory

Robert Burrs est décédé à l'âge de 93 le 30 juillet 2017. Il est décédé paisiblement parmi les gens qui assuraient ses soins et son confort à la résidence Riviera à Laval.

Robert Burrs laisse dans le deuil sa conjointe Jacqueline, son fils Christian, sa belle-fille Andrea, ses petites filles, Noémie et Abrielle.

Robert a eu une vie exceptionnelle, faisant preuve de courage et de ténacité. Il a surmonté des enjeux sociaux, participé à la Deuxième Guerre mondiale, et entrepris un parcours d’apprentissage et de partage de connaissances de plusieurs décennies. Ancien enseignant, il a insufflé ce désir d’apprendre et de comprendre à sa famille, surtout à son fils et à ses petites filles.

Né en 1924 à Barberton Ohio aux États-Unis, il a fait ses études à l’université de Kent State en Ohio et à l’université Concordia à Montréal. Il a enseigné pendant une trentaine d’années, dans un premier temps dans la région du Saguenay et, ensuite, à l’école secondaire Lake of Two Mountains, dans la couronne nord de la région de Montréal

À la demande de la famille, le service funéraire a eu lieu au Complexe Funéraire Mont-Royal afin de souligner sa vie et d’honorer sa vie.


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Daina Vasiliauskas (Colleague)

Entered August 9, 2017 from Montreal

I worked with Bob many years ago at LTM, and remember him as a soft-spoken,quiet man,liked and respected by his students and his colleagues.
My sincere condolences to the entire family.
Daina Vasiliauskas


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Mount Royal Funeral Complex