Robert Alan Burns
1920 – 2009
It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Alan passed away peacefully with family at his side at the Deer Lodge Centre.
Alan was born on the family farm in Ferndale, MB. on February 9, 1920 to Maud and John Burns. He was the eldest of three children.
Left to morn his death are his wife Lillian of 66 years, three sons Rodney (Donna), Glen and Lyle (Susan), six grandchildren Sheri (Bill), Marci (Scott) and Daniel (Pamela), Leah, Lindsay, and David, and three Great grandchildren Kendall, Logan and Ella. Robert is also survived by three sisters-in-law Deanne, Louise and Doreen Morse, brother-in-law O’Diel Dussesoy and many friends. He was predeceased by his mother and father, brother Ronald and his wife Cindy and infant sister Dorothy, brothers-in-law Milton (Tip), Eugene (Zack), LeRoy (Buck), Marvin (Joe) Morse and Harold Shirtliff (Maisie) and sister-in-law Doreen Dussesoy.
Alan was a quiet man, he lived his life on the family farm he loved. He served two years in the army and the past four years at Deer Lodge Centre. His family and home were important to him. In later years antique sales and flea markets were outings Alan and I enjoyed. He was a collector of antiques and his most prized collection was his license plates dating from 1911 till the present. He displayed his antiques in a museum which he built on the family farm. This museum was visited by people from far and wide and many school children. One of Alan’s proudest moments was receiving the 100 year Centennial farm plaque in 1999. Many will remember their eggman Alan. He delivered eggs in Winnipeg for 45 years. Carpentry and crafts were some of his many passions.
A special thank you to all the staff at Deer Lodge T4 for their kindness and loving care given to Alan.
Cremation has taken place and there will be a graveside service announced at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Deer Lodge Centre, 2109 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3J 0L3.