Howard Burroughs passed away peacefully at home after a courageous battle with cancer on July 1st, 2018 in Victoria, BC. He was born on July 4th, 1937 in Edmonton, Alberta.
Howard was predeceased by his wife of 30 years, Bernice Burroughs, in 2008. He is survived by his five children and two step children: Patrick Thomas, Joanne Bezeau, Kevin Burroughs, Diana (Arne) Jackson, Jared Burroughs (Bev Walker), Christine (Shane) Bilodeau, and Russell (Myra) Empey. Grandchildren are Krystle (Geoff) Willock, Bryce Bezeau and Andrea Gosling , Tara Bezeau (Cam Aulds), Jessica and Derrick Burroughs, Julie Jacob and Joseph Jackson. Great grandchildren are Acelynd, Kellen, Ethan, Isaac and Brady. He will be missed by many other relatives and friends.
Howard made a life for himself in the lumber industry in Prince George as well as starting his own Sign business. He moved to Kamloops with his late wife and started a window business. He was an avid fisherman and loved to travel. His second home was Palm Springs in the winter chasing the sun then back to Kamloops for the summer months.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Steve Sundby officiating.
The family would like to thank the BC Palliative Care team for taking wonderful care of our father while he was at home going through this journey.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Victoria Hospice Society, 4th Floor, Richmond Pavilion, 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, BC, V8R 1J8.
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