OBITUARY

Beverley Lynn Burrows

October 22, 1957July 12, 2017

Lynn (English) Burrows "Embrace Life" is what our beloved Lynn did every day until July 12, 2017 when she passed away at Marjorie Willoughby Snowdon Hospice surrounded by her husband Will and their four sons. Lynn's family was everything to her. They were her reason for living and her inspiration until the end. Her husband of 34 years, Will and their sons; Jason (Denise), Tyler, Kiefer and Braeden (Danya) will miss her beyond measure. Predeceased by her father Allen English of Victoria, she leaves a hole in the hearts of her mother Joan and her brother John (Vicki), as well as her and Will's extended family and friends, many of whom Lynn cherished deeply.

Lynn's calling was helping others. While raising four active boys (five counting Will) she attained a Masters in Counselling from the University of Victoria in 2000 and spent a decade helping others, especially those dealing with loss and grief. She later focused on improving the lives of seniors. After being diagnosed with a rare cancer, Gastro Intestinal Stromal Tumour (GIST) in 2008, she did what came so naturally to her -- she learned everything there was to learn about her cancer and began helping others who were 'in the same boat'. She served on the Board of Directors of the national patient support group 'GIST LifeRaft Group' Canada and rather than worry about herself, she travelled internationally supporting and advocating for her "GISTer sisters and brothers". Lynn loved to laugh. She loved watching her guy’s sports. She loved her garden, her latte's, her dogs and anything she could make to show others how much they meant to her. More than anything, she loved Will and their boys -- who will carry Lynn in their hearts forever. Lynn's life will be remembered and celebrated on Sunday, July 30th, 2017 at The Mountain Room at TRU’s Campus Activity Centre, from 1pm to 4pm.

Her family has asked that Lynn be remembered not by flowers but rather by a donation to www.liferaftgroup.ca or to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowdon Hospice, were Lynn spent her final weeks of life finally relieved of pain and with her family by her side.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Sunday, July 30, 2017
REMEMBERING

Beverley Lynn Burrows

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Ernie Carson

August 9, 2017

Will and family:
I am saddened by the news.
Lynn was one of those very special people.
Do take care and cherish the wonderful memories.

Ernie Carson

August 9, 2017

Will and family: I was shocked and saddened to hear the news.
Lynn is one of those very special people. Do take care and cherish the wonderful memories.

Ernie Carson

August 9, 2017

Will and family: I was shocked and saddened to hear the news.
Lynn is one of those very special people. Do take care and cherish the wonderful memories.

Burton Humphrey

July 28, 2017

Will, So sorry to hear of your loss. Whenever Lynn would come to the office she would brighten the room and always had a wonderful smile for us all.
Burt Humphrey

July 23, 2017

The world has lost some of its sparkle. Always in my heart dear Lynn, love you forever. Aunt Joyce
Dear Will, Tyler, Jason, Kiefer and Braeden
May Lynn's love for you all and her courage be with you thru this difficult time. Aunt Joyce

July 21, 2017

Dear Will and Family: So sorry to hear about your dear Lynn. Lee sent us an email with this very sad information. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and prayers to see you through this trying time.
Peter, Ruth and all the Scobie clan.

Mark Anderson

July 20, 2017

Will, what I remember most of Lynn is her keen sense of humour, sharp mind and radiant smile. Shirley and I are so very sorry for your loss. Our best wishes to you and the boys.

Kathy Kendall

July 20, 2017

Will, I was so sad to hear of Lynn's passing. Her light shone so brightly it's hard to imagine the world without it. Love and prayers to you, Tyler, Jason, Kiefer and Braeden. And Denise and Danya, I'm sure she was delighted to finally have some girls on the team.

Hermann Rohrmoser

July 20, 2017

Will,
You and the boys have been on our mind since your great loss and we wish to add our condolences.

Chuck McKenzie

July 20, 2017

Will: My thoughts are with you and your family after learning of the passing of your wife. May our Lord watch over you and yours.