John Owen Bursey

September 16, 1932 to May 27, 2023


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It is with tremendous gratitude for his life we announce the passing of our dear father, grandfather and great-grandfather, John Owen Bursey, September 16, 1932 – May 27, 2023. Born to Daniel and Elizabeth (Blackmore) in Port Union, NL.

John is predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Angela Lillian (Gardner) Bursey and his brother Tom.

Leaving to mourn his loving children Johnny (Alison), Jennifer (Frank), Martha (Bill), Andrew (Kori), Elizabeth, and Angela (Kirk). Siblings Dolores, Carl, Marcie, Elizabeth and Karen. Grandchildren, Stefanie (Mark), Emelie (Joshua), Daniel (Georgia), John, Anna (Colin), Ryan (Jenna), Erin (Gregor), Wyatt, Lilyanne (Justin), Saul, Liam, Alleigh-Jane, Jack; and eight great grandchildren.

Dad had an infectious sense of humor and a true passion for the outdoors. He had a tremendous dedication to his family with his loving wife Lillian. Dad will be forever in our hearts.

Special thanks to the Dementia Care team supported by Eastern Health. The ongoing support of this wonderful team of health care professionals allowed our father to reside in his home as he wished. Thank you to all the staff involved in Dad’s last month of care provided at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Center. All the staff were exemplary. Thank you to Angel of Hope agency for providing an outstanding home support worker, Abubaker “Hamed” who embraced Dad as a father.

Family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral at 329 Freshwater Rd. Tuesday May 30, 2023 from 11am-1pm. Service will follow from 1-2pm. Interment will take place at the Anglican Cemetery on Forest Rd.



11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on May 30, 2023

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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1:00pm, Tuesday May 30th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Interment to follow in the Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road.


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John Bursey and Family

Sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing. I knew him mainly through Tom but whenever I met him he was always pleasant and interesting to talk to. Sincere Condolences.

Leo and Maureen White

Bursey Family,
We were so sorry to learn of Mr. Bursey’s passing. We have lived on the same street now for several years. I would meet him out for walks with his care worker., who was always so good with him. Mr. Bursey always had a smile and a few pleasant words, as they passed by. Please accept our condolences on your loss.

To the Bursey Family

It is with sadness that I learn of johns passing. He was to me a gentleman’s gentleman. We worked together for many years in gander and Halifax. I have said to many work mates and friends that John was the best forecaster to work a desk that I have ever known. I learned a lot of little known weather info for Nfld and the ocean from John. He made work a pleasure. RIP my good friend.

Very sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with John for many years. Always enjoyed Johns humour, and his bright mind.

Angela, Kirk and Family. So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Sending our condolence and prayers to you all! Your dad will be remembered as a nice family man and a true gentleman.

My deepest sympathies to your family. Lillian and my mother, Helen Fogwiill Porter, became good friends through the Newfoundland Writers’ Guild, and John was so kind and helpful…always available to provide transportation and anything else needed, with such goodheartedness. Mom thought the world of both of them.

Our sincere sympathy to all the Bursey family at the passing of Mr. Bursey . John was a funny, wise and wonderful loving soul that we were always delighted to visit with whenever he was on the West coast of NL. John always enjoyed a coconut bun with a little raspberry jam and his cup of hot water whenever he and Lillian would visit us York Harbour. We will always cherish the conversations and sharing that was John Bursey.

To the Bursey family: Sorry to hear of John’s passing. My deepest sympathy to all.

Sorry to hear of the passing of our beautiful cousin. Thinking of all the family today, and may you cherish all the beautiful memories of time you all shared together. He was such a sweet, soft spoken man.

Sincere condolences from Roy and I.

my deepest sympathy to the family on the loss of your father my prayers and thoughts are forever with you all

The Bursey Family.
We were sorry to hear of John’s passing, and we extend our sincere sympathy to his family. He was a wonderful person. Rest in peace John.
Steve Gale & Bev Howe