T. Little Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

223 Main Street, Cambridge, ON


June Buuck

June 18, 1936August 31, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother June, who is survived by her sister Ruth Orr, her children Christine (Craig), Michelle (Stephen), Lawrence (Mei) and her granddaughter Jessica.

June was adventurous, always ready for a new experience whether it was to pile the kids in the car for a day trip or move to another country; loved nature, always ready to pause to take in even the smallest wonders or rescue an animal in need and there were many; was a lifelong learner, always taking courses, even along with her kids, achieving the best marks in the family; a gentle, kind, and open spirit, always seeing the good in others and quietly perplexed when others did not.

June embraced her role as a mother, developing a close relationship with each of us, which she maintained throughout her life. She instilled in us the importance of working hard to achieve our goals, appreciating the natural world, and looking out for one another.

Above all, June was an artist. Although June lived with Parkinson’s for many years, and her body prevented her from doing basic daily tasks, June could often be found in the early morning hours sketching an idea, touching up already finished paintings, or beginning a new watercolour landscape. Her journey as an artist began as a student at the Ontario College of Art. As June’s life took her to Europe, the south-western United States, and across Canada, she was inspired by the varied landscapes in which she found herself whether the rolling hills of Italy, Monument Valley in Arizona or the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Canada. Over the years, she displayed her work in various venues and participated in numerous art shows. June lives on through her beautiful art which now surrounds us.

A special thank you to Susan and Nancy who cared for June over many years.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date.


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Maxine Beale

September 7, 2020

Dear Michelle and Family,
My deepest condolences to you on the loss of your dear mother. Although I did not know her personally, your attention to her care spoke highly of your love and devotion for each other. I hope you find solace in the memory of the good times you shared while she was in good health. May you be comforted knowing that others are thinking of you and wishing you strength in this difficult time.
With sympathy,
Maxine Beale

Patricia Tolmie

September 7, 2020

Michelle, my deepest condolences to you and all your family on the death of your mother. As long as I’ve known you, I’ve been inspired by your devotion to ensuring she had the best care and frequent visits from family. It ‘s obvious she was a trouper, as well as a talented artist and loving mother.

Love to you and Steve,

Janice Bennett

September 7, 2020

Losing one's Mom is so very difficult. There's no doubt that the time you spent you spent with her and the loving care you gave brought her great joy throughout her life, and partcularly in her final years.

Know that my heart and thoughts are with you.

Janice Bennett

Bill O’Sullivan

September 5, 2020

Dear Michelle and Steve
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom.
Thank God you were able to spend as much time with her as you could. My condolences once again
Bill O’Sullivan

Kim Ward

September 4, 2020

Although I never had the pleasure of meeting June, I can now appreciate where her daughter Michelle developed her strong sense of equality and regard for human rights. I am thankful that her daughters will find peace knowing that their mother is finally pain free.
Regards Kim

Heather MacDonald

September 4, 2020

Dearest Michelle, Chris, Larry and family,

We hold you all dearly in our hearts as you experience such sadness and loss.

I feel so fortunate to have known June as the talented artist, inquisitive traveller and enthusiastic learner that you’ve expressed so lovingly.

And I’m forever grateful for having encountered June in an art history class we took together, where she introduced me to you Michelle. Perhaps, as an intuitive mother, she sensed we would become lifelong friends.

June was an artist who painted nature’s exquisite patterns, colours and light with such beauty and sensitivity. I feel she created one of life’s beautiful brushstrokes by connecting me to all of you.

With much love,

Scott Kempton

September 4, 2020

For Larry et al , Condolences from Scott & Lorenza Kempton.

Marg and John Vellinga

September 3, 2020

Dear Michelle and family,

We are saddened to hear the news that your Mom has passed away. Your Mom raised you, loved you and nurtured you. You did the same for her in her later years. She was so lucky to have you with her.

No matter how old you are it is hard to lose your Mom. The wonderful memories you have will help to ease the pain and keep her close to you.

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this sad and difficult time.


Marg and John Vellinga

Catherine Vellinga

September 3, 2020

To the Buuck family and all those who love June, I feel your loss. For me, June was sanctuary--I spent many days and hours with the Buuck household in my formative years, and June personified acceptance, open-mindedness and generosity of spirit--such a kind, calm and loving person, an exceptional artist and I loved that she was also quirky as heck! So beloved and cherished by the beautiful family she created, now freed to continue her journey, to God we belong and to God we shall return....my deepest condolences for your loss and rest in peace beautiful June.


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