DOROTHY McBURNEY Obituary (2022) – Halton Region, Ontario

On Mothers’ Day, May 8, 2022, Dorothy June McBurney (née Duncan) at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital in her 90th year. She is survived by her husband, Warren, of 63 years; Margaret Thomas (Phil), Lynn, Neil and Alyssa and son Wray, Graham and Emma; Alison Dunn (Glen), Leah and Tyler and children Fox and Aspen, Luke; and Jennifer Skinner (Don) Indigo and Jasper; and June’s brother Don. She has been rejoined with her parents, Rev. and Mrs. James G. Duncan, her sister Margie and her brother Charles.

A child of the Baptist parsonage, she grew up on The Island (PEI) and New Brunswick, Quebec and finally Ontario where she and Warren met in Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship at Western. She earned her BA from Western and her BEd from U of T and had a rewarding career as a teacher in Collingwood then in Oakville at Speers and St. Mildred’s Girls’ School.

June was a loving wife, Mom, Grandma and GreatGrandma, who loved nothing better than having everyone around her table in Oakville. She was active in various educational organizations. June was a faithful member of Central Baptist Church, Oakville, and its choir, active in Toronto Baptist Women, an avid gardener and a world traveller. Peaceful summers at our cottage at Bruce Beach, journeys to her beloved Island (PEI), several cruises and one trip around the world to see all our friends to whom we send Christmas cards, widened her circle of friends and relatives. A devoted genealogist, she tramped many a Scottish, English, Australian and New Zealand graveyard looking for her forebears. Two books of family history grew out of this hobby. She always had a book on the go, and contributed to several book clubs. Any enterprise with which she was associated benefited from her grace and love, inherited, she said, from her Mom and Gram.

A service for June will be held on Thursday, May 19 at 11:00 a.m. at Central Baptist Church in Oakville, preceded by the visitation at 10:00, with a private interment to follow at Glen Oaks Cemetery, Oakville. Memorial gifts may be made to Canadian Bible Society, Canadian Baptist Women of Ontario and Quebec, Central Baptist Church, Oakville, the Oakville-Memorial Hospital Foundation, Oakville or another charity of your choice.

Published by Halton News on May 14, 2022.