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.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens


  • lynn.billings
    August 18, 2018

    Hi Jo,
    It’s Lynn, I have so many awesome memories of your dad. We had too much fun. We were very blessed to have the fathers that we had. I love you very much and hope to see you soon. Very Nice write up.

  • Bette & Jim
    July 12, 2018

    May the warmth and comfort of lovely memories someday take the place of the sadness you and your family feel now. Jim and I had many good conversations and laughs with Howard in Kamloops and down in Indio Ca. He always loved it when I came over, cut his hair and made him look spiffy. He will be missed. With our Deepest Sympthy.
    Bette & Jim ❤️

  • Penny Colbourne
    July 11, 2018

    Deepest condolences to the Borroughs family at the loss of Howard.Remembering many good times with him and the gang in Kamloops.Hugs and prayers to all during this sad time.

  • Judy and Rob Poole
    July 10, 2018

    Sorry to hear of Howard’s passing.
    We had many laughs together down south and in Kamloops, and we will miss him

  • Sandi-Jo Ayers
    July 10, 2018

    Praying for your family at this difficult time. May you all find peace and strength through God’s love. Your Daddy was an amazing fun loving gentleman – it was a pleasure to spend time with him on the “winery tour” for his birthday – I believe it was his 75th. I encourage you to share stories and love – laugh and hug remembering him. Hugs to the entire Jackson and Burroughs families.
    Sandi-Jo Ayers & Family

  • Keith and Leah MacKenzie
    July 10, 2018

    All our prayers are with you as you say goodbye and let go of someone so loved.

  • Lois & Keith Forrest
    July 9, 2018

    Thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy Diane Arnie and your family over the sad loss of your dad & grandpa…. hugs and kisses ❤️Lois & Keith and family

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