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Lynette Susan Burns

November 28, 1948October 2, 2020
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Lynette Susan Burns, beloved wife and mother, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at her home in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on October 2nd , 2020 at the age of 71. Born in Miramichi, New Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Irene (Matchett) Bowie, and widow of Brian S. Burns.

Lynn attended nursing school in Moncton, New Brunswick and obtained her Registered Nursing Assistant designation on October 31st , 1967. Her selflessness and compassion not only made her a wonderful mother and aunt, but a caring nurse for over 30 years.

She met her husband, Brian, in Bagotville, Quebec, they married years later at St. Mary’s Basilica in Halifax, NS. Together with family and friends, they built their home in Williamswood, NS, where they resided until his passing in 2003. They reunited in love on his birthday.

For Lynn, every holiday was a time for gift giving and celebration, but she never needed a reason to gift someone a memento. She loved to listen to her talented family play and join in with a song, and always made sure there was something delicious to eat. Lynn’s infectious kindness brought her many meaningful friendships across Canada and later the world when she travelled to Cape Town, S.A., for her daughter’s graduation.

Many friends and family visited her throughout her illness which brought her joy. She always loved chatting over a good coffee and going with her sister-in-law, Doreen, to their local coffee group. Lynn was never happier than when she was spending time with her grandchildren. She took pride in their every joyful moment and accomplishment. To her they were the smartest, cutest, most talented people. Lynn loved her family pets, and in recent years you could find her constant companion, Safi, curled nearby while she slept.

She is survived by her three children: Barbra (Steve), Dianna (Gabriella), Stephen (Jessica); her four grandchildren: Sebastien, Bazyl, Meelah and Colton; and, her siblings and in-laws: Kevin and Doreen, Chuck and Lois, Jackie, Bill and Shirley, Dorothea and Lee, Dexter, Terry and Wayne, Carl and Marina, Helen and Hunter, and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She is predeceased by her brother Sandy, sister Debby, sister-in-law Judy and brother-in-law Art.

Visitation will be at Cruickshanks Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, on October 8, 2020, from 3pm to 7pm. Catholic mass to be held at Saint Agnes Roman Catholic Parish Church, 6903 Mumford Road on October 9, 2020 at 10am. Mass attendants to provide name and phone number.

We would like to thank all Lynette’s caregivers and the Palliative team. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Red Cross or VON.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 8, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, October 9, 2020

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Margaret I Dunville

October 9, 2020

Lynn's smile is what I will cherish most, however her infectious laugh created an immediate response from those around her. She had a generous spirit that blessed others whenever she chose to touch someone, which was often. I felt blessed to know Lynn and will forever keep her memory in my heart each and every time I wear the treasured necklace she gave to me. Her legacy will live on in her children, whose smile and laugh mirror her own. Love you all!

Ray and Margaret Dunville

gisele carpenter

October 9, 2020

Dianna and family<
I remember meeting your mom at Minacs when I worked there, she was always full of smiles and laughter. As time went on and I was introduced to Dianna through Lyn, I was able to get to know the whole family. I have fond memories of being invited out to the house, and having meals with your mom. She was always trying to serve me and make sure i had enough food to eat, and there was always baked goods. She was kind, loveable, and offered me some great advice over the years.
I remember how excited she was when i got engaged, married and brought my first baby to meet her.
I am heartbroken for your loss and can't imagine how you all feel.
Just know she made an impact on many many people and was loved by all.
xxooo
gisele

Lorne Logan

October 9, 2020

Lynette and I met through Brian (a Herring Cove cousin and friend - we shared four years at SMU together). I remember her pride and excitement at moving into their house in Wiliamswood. Please accept my condolences.

Lorne Logan

Penny Martin

October 8, 2020

Lynette and I, worked together at Minacs. She was a kind person. We had a lot of laughs through the years.

I'm sure going to miss our phone calls and laughter.
Rest in peace, Lyn... Rest in peace.
Condolences to her family at this time.

Penny Martin

Trevor Boudreau

October 8, 2020

Steve, Jessica & Family,

So Sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Trevor, Bernice, Megan & Family

Evie Dunville

October 8, 2020

I imagine I met Lynn in the Williamswood house kitchen, though I don’t actually remember. Most of my early memories of her are in that warm kitchen, though, with lots of food and laughter. Over the years she became more than just the mom of a friend. One of the greatest honours of my life was to have such an amazing woman consider me one of her adopted girls.
Her warm, loving and giving personality laced with a fun sarcastic edge created a space that felt like a home away from home. Though I don’t actually know the intricacies of the zodiac, as a fellow Sagittarius there was definitely a level of understanding and kinship, I always felt in on the joke, even if I actually didn’t know what the joke was!
Lynn taught me how important it is to accept the unending support of those who value your potential and believe in what you do. Her love of jewellery had her as one of the first to own one of my original pieces and she was often a participant or a test subject for new art ventures.
My favourite New Year’s Eves were spent in her living room with Dianna and whoever else was around, loaded with drinks and food, channel surfing the different coverages, waiting for the ball to drop. I will miss her goodbyes, always threatening to snag my boots or hat when I wasn’t looking. Her smile and laughter will forever warm my heart – love you forever Lynn.

Ken Bahadur

October 8, 2020

To Barb, Diane and Stephen and family, we are deeply saddened by the passing of your Mom. She
was a kind and gentle soul. She loved her children and grandchildren a great deal. You all meant so much to her. Family was important to her.
She will always live in our hearts and minds till we draw our last breath.
May God grant you all His mercies at this time of sorrow.
With our sincere Condolences

Ken Bahadur &
Catherine Bowser Bahadur

Carol Anne Dinan

October 5, 2020

Our family was so sorry to hear about Lynn's death. As cousins we spent many hours playing in Oak Point, Bill and Susan loved having young people around,played for hours with all the fun things to do, swimming,walking the beach, swinging on the swings UncleBill and Aunt Susan had all over the place, meals were so good, Susan was a great cook and fed most of the Miramichi over the years.
Then there was the Model A car that never stopped, any where from Tracadie to the South west Miramichi, met so many people, relatives,cousins,music lovers, and new people . All driven by Susan, I just realized, Bill never drove,
Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you and will have Lynn and all of you in our prayers
Love and prayers
Carol Anne and Billy Dinan,our children Kari, Jodi,Justin,grand children Tamisha,Zakary Madison

Marilyn Leblanc

October 5, 2020

Dear Barbara, Dianna , Stephen and family,
My deepest sympathy, on losing your dear Mom. Lynette was kind, loving and a most welcoming person and was loved by all who knew her.
She was a dear friend, and we had shared many breakfasts and coffees with the Acres Road and Birchwood moms.
In recent years, I enjoyed reconnecting at Tim Hortons, during coffee time on Sundays. She will be missed xxx
Love, Marilyn


Stan and Pam Bahadur

October 5, 2020

Dear Barb, Dianna and Stephen and families.
May God who holds your Mother near, gently wipe away each tear and help you through tomorrow .
Stan Pam and family will always cherish the good times we spent together during family gatherings, she was such a jolly person, very kind and loving person.we will miss her greatly .Our thoughts and prayers are with you all .
Stan, Pam David ,Tanya and Anisa Bahadur.

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