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Mrs. Audrey Burns (nee Grimwood)

Mrs. Audrey Burns (nee Grimwood)

1931 – 2023

Audrey Burns (nee Grimwood) died peacefully in her sleep on the 1st of August 2023, at the age of 92.  Her daughters were with her until the end.

Mom  came to Canada in 1957 with her husband, Peter John Burns (deceased 1989) and their 2 children, David (deceased 2017) and Elaine (Brian Delves).  Soon after they had a daughter, Anita (Michael Rowat) and a son, Andrew (Marion McMahon)

She left her family and friends in England to venture to a new land in the hope of giving her children a different kind of life.

She leaves behind 5 loving grandchildren: Christopher, Jessica, Shayla, Evan and Conner and 5 great grandchildren.

She was so very proud of all of them.

Mom loved to travel and when she wasn’t travelling she was learning about the people and places she would like to visit. She met many wonderful people on her travels and still kept in contact with them throughout the years.

She loved to read but her greatest pastime was to knit. We all cherished the many wonderful sweaters, hats, scarves and of course, bed socks that she lovingly made.

Mom made sure she looked her best and took pride in always dressing appropriately for the occasion.

Family was so important with Mom and she enjoyed when the family got together for special events. She was always excited contemplating our next event.

We will all miss you Mom, especially your wonderful sense of humour and those early morning phone chats over coffee.

Rest in Peace Mom and make sure you bring Dad and Dave up to speed. We miss you already.



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  • Barb Reid Posted

    What a lovely tribute.
    I will remember Audrey always having a smile and a laugh at the ready – and an eye roll or two never far behind, buffered with her kind and gentle voice. What a lovely lady!

  • Sue Jeffrey Posted

    What beautiful words, a fitting tribute to a wonderful and thoughtful lady. Rest in peace Aunty Audrey, you will be greatly missed. Sue & Paul XX

  • Rob Ward Posted

    A lovely, warm tribute to a life very well lived. There will be so many happy memories to make us smile and always keep her memory alive..Rest In Peace Aunty Audrey. Love from Robert and Carol.

  • Andy Ward Posted

    A lovely tribute.and very fitting. Always loved to chat with Auntie Audrey. She passed on some fantastic historical facts from Saddleworth of old. May you rest in peace. Love to all my Canadian cousins. God bless. Andy and Fiona

  • Phil & Karen Posted

    Lots of love from everyone over the pond – it was so exciting having Canadian relatives as a kid and Aunty Audrey always brought the best presents at Christmas !!Loved hearing all about Canada and you all when Nana & Grandad visited – love all XX

  • Dinah Ouderkirk Posted

    A lovely picture of your Mom and a beautiful tribute. My sympathies to you Elaine and all your family .
    Dinah Ouderkirk

  • Gretchen Reid Posted

    Such a nice picture and a lovely sketch of a life well lived. She will be forever in the hearts of everyone who loved her.

  • Susan Driscoll Posted

    Your lovely tribute gives us an understanding of what a wonderful person your Mom was . She was so fortunate to have her loving children with her at the end. Hugs to you and your family

  • Bobi Poitras Posted

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. It seems she was a wonderful lady and that she will be greatly missed.

  • Lisa Kripouris Posted

    A beautiful tribute to a wonderful lady. My deepest sympathies to you and your families. May she Rest in Peace and her memory be eternal.

  • Marilyn Leutschaft Posted

    My sincere condolences to Elaine, Anita, and the entire family. My thoughts are with you. ❤️

  • Marian Bethel Posted

    Lovely memories of a dear aunty, especially her teaching me the quickstep. Love to all my Canadian family x
    With love Marian and Ronnie xxx

  • Sharon Mills Posted

    Aunty Audrey, although we only saw you on your visits to saddleworth, these visits will stay in my memory as such happy times. Love to all our Canadian family at this sad time . Sharon and Ken xxx

  • Pascale Daviau Posted

    Sincere condolences to the family. May she rest in peace with loved ones who preceded her.
    May her memory always be blessed.
    Love to the whole family,

  • jacqueline orton Posted

    Audrey was a lovely lady We met on a coach trip to Andorra many years ago and we have kept in touch since with our Yorkshire friend from Quebec Jacque & Colin Orton

  • Marion Burns Posted

    Loved and Never to be forgotten Andrew Marion Grandson Conner Hayley and Your Great Granddaughter Aberdean who so misses Talking ans singing songs with you ! until we meet again

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