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With heavy but peaceful hearts we announce that our brother and uncle George Irving Burgess passed on Sunday, May 12, 2024 in his 80th year. He is now reunited with our beloved parents Ruby (nee McRae) and Henry Burgess and our little brother Hugh (1952).

He will be deeply missed by his siblings Jim (the late Marguerite) Burgess, Ron (Michele) Burgess, Lois (Robert) Konrad, Betty (Charles) Lauwereys and Ken (Patty) Burgess.

Special uncle of Rick, Karen (John), Jason (Kaylen), Jonathan (Natasha), Genny, Neal (Ronda), Brandy (Shawn), Shayne (Lynsey), Jim (Mariel), Julie (Michael), Janet, Kim, Jeff, Sara (CJ), Richard (Kelly), Kevin (Jamie), Erica (Jerry) as well as his great uncle of Bradley, Brandon, Jeannine, Jace, Sophia, Hudson, Dexter, Cristopher, Isla, Jackson, Finley, Tyler, Quinn, Ryan, Hayden, Kendra (Reid), Dylan (Ashlee) Mitchell, Blake, Lincoln, Edison, Faith, Kaylee, Lucas, Griffin, Emma, Cole, Ruby, Sawyer, Karson and the late Emmett. Very special great great uncle of Violet.

George was an outgoing and friendly gentleman who could talk to anyone whether it was while attending his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs, watching a horse race or just visiting friends. He loved to fish, bowl, play euchre, dance or just listen to some Hank Williams while he was hooking a rug or working leather.
Friends and family are invited to come celebrate his life at the Wilkesport Community Centre on Friday, May 24, 2024 from 11am until 3pm with words of remembrance at 1pm. Donations in his memory to Wilkesport United Church, St. Joseph's Hospice or the Chatham-Kent Hospice may be left with the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street in Wallaceburg (519-627-3231). George will be laid to rest at Duthill Cemetery during a private family ceremony. Cherished stories and tributes may be left for the family at