Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home

7386 Horne Street, Mission, BC


Brian Francis Burnett

October 18, 1944August 19, 2020

With sadness the family of Brian Burnett announce he passed away peacefully on August 19th, 2020 in Mission B.C. at the age of 75.

He was born October 18th, 1944 in New Westminster, B.C.

Brian will be lovingly remembered by his loving wife Nancy, daughters Francine and Jacquie (Steve), son Craig, step children Pauline (Norm), Corinna (Brad), Maurice (Robyn) and Cory, seven very loved grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Sister Paddy (Brian), brother Garry (Sharon), Rick (Debbie) along with many Nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his mother Hazel, father Ray, and brother Jack.

Sadly, we lost Brian Wednesday the 19th of August. As his brother Rick puts it, he is now in the big logging camp in the sky. He was a husband, father, grandfather and uncle. The legacy and your courage and commitment to your family and friends is hard to put into words. Your love and compassion you had for us was evident every time we were together. You put up a courageous 25-year battle with MS. Rest in peace. We will always love you.

If family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the MS society in Brian’s name.

A Memorial service will be held at a later date.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Donna James (Riggins)

September 13, 2020

My dad loved Brian and also worked with his dad. May he Rest In Peace.!!

Beverley Groslin

September 4, 2020

To me, my brother in law Brian was a soft spoken gentleman all the way, a real family man. I am so thankful he was my sister's husband. Thank you Brian for being a part of our lives. Rest now

Jacquie Neil

August 30, 2020

Memories...... some of my memories, Dad, start with letters from camp always ending in "love you to bits and pieces , xoxoxo." You teaching me how to ride a bike. You were sure I was going to peddle and steer, and I did, right into the bushes while you watched in horror; Taking us out for pizza and ice skating up at Mill pond when the pond was frozen; Christmas dinners with Elvis playing and homemade egg nog; teaching me how to drive your big Ford standard truck. You were very patient, but I wasn't. You never gave up and I finally learned. Always doing your best to show up for your grandchildren's sports events and Sunday morning coffee. These are some of my favourite memories. I will always miss your cute little smile and the twinkle in your eye, Dad. Wherever you are, up there in that logging camp in the sky, I hope your are finally resting. Until we meet again, Dad, I love you to bits and pieces, xoxoxo.

Corinna Johnson

August 26, 2020

Brian came into my life when I was only 6 years old, he and I had a special relationship...he was my Dad. Growing up he was always there for all of us in the family no matter what. He loved my mom to the Moon and Back! I have so many memories of outings and special times that I will hold close to my heart forever.

I am grateful you can now rest and be at peace. Thank you for being my Father and Grandfather to Taylor. I am going to miss you so much xo

Paddy Clarke

August 26, 2020

Such wonderful fun memories of you Brother Brian especially the night we toasted everyone and everything. So here is my toast to you “To no more suffering and to being at peace til we meet again.” Love your favourite sister Paddy and her husband Brian.

Pat Scorse

August 26, 2020

It’s with a heavy heart that I write here today. Brian was a really good person, brother-in-law, and Uncle. His love for my sister was always on his face. He showed such courage in all these years of MS. He never complained and always had a smile on his face when ever I was in to visit him. I’ve lost a good friend but I am relieved he doesn’t have to suffer anymore.
Thanks for all the Christmas trees, awesome family dinners and many more great memories that made us family.

Nancy Burnett

August 26, 2020

To My husband Brian ,I was suppose to spend rest of my life with you and than I realized you spent the rest of your life with me .I know you loved me till the day you went away and will keep loving me till the day we ‘re together again .Your suffering is over .Hope you are at peace .Your loving wife Nancy

Garry Burnett

August 25, 2020

Many fond memories of Brian while growing up in the logging camp, he was known as the boomer. We went to many different schools growing up and always backed each other up. He was a fine brother and my best friend. Will see you later dear brother in that log camp in the sky that bro rick talks about! Love you Brian. Garry and Sharon

norma stewart

August 21, 2020

Nancy. So sorry to read of Brians passing. May he rest in peace.


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