Lillian Angela Bursey

January 23, 1938 to August 20, 2019


It is with great sadness, and also tremendous gratitude for her life, that we announce the passing of a dear wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Lillian Angela Bursey, in her own home surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her brother Derek. Leaving to mourn with cherished memories her loving devoted husband John of 60 years, mother Blanche Cooper, sisters Yvonne (Fraser), Gail (Terry), David (Coreen); children Johnny (Alison), Jennifer (Frank), Martha (Bill), Andrew (Kori), Elizabeth, Angela (Kirk); grandchildren, Stefanie (Mark), Emelie (Joshua), Daniel (Georgia), John, Anna (Colin), Ryan (Jenna), Erin, Wyatt, Lilyanne, Saul, Liam, Alleigh-Jane, Jack; great grandchild, Nova; large circle of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Valued long time member of the Newfoundland Writers Guild, Author, Family Counsellor, and volunteer hospice worker (NS). Special thanks to Dr Kavanagh for exceptional home care and Community Health Nurse Laurie Dalton and the entire community health team at Majors Path.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road with visitation from 2-5 p.m. Thursday August 22. Funeral Service will take place on Friday, August 23rd, 2019 at 2pm from the Carnell Memorial Chapel. Donations in Lillian’s memory can be made to the Lung Association, or to a charity of your choice.


“Amy’s Journey” has come to a peaceful ending.



2-5 p.m. on August 22, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Friday August 23rd

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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John, Aunt Blanche and family , we were so sorry to her e of Lily’s passing.. Please accept our deepest sympathy.. Thinking of you all during this difficult time..
Love Doreen & Don Worden

Sincere sympathy to the family.

Our sincere condolences to all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you..
Ron and Gerri Mahoney

I was so sorry not to be able to get to Lily’s visitation or funeral. She was a truly lovely, gentle and caring woman. A great writer and supporter of other writers. She will be missed.

Aunt Blanche, John & all the family……we are so sad to hear of Lily’s death. Praying that your many memories will bring comfort in the difficult days ahead.

Love, Brian & Daphne Preston

With deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family (s)at this sorrowful time..may our heavenly Father accompany you and grant his peace and comfort unto you, both now and always,. Love,Greta

John, Alison and the Bursey family, So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have of your beloved mother. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Graham and Michelle Jolliffe

So sorry to hear of Lillian’s passing. My thoughts & prayers are with her family.


Jean Quirk

Jennifer, Martha and families
We were saddened to hear that your Mom had passed. Stefanie spoke fondly of her grandmother. Thinking of you all and hope that your memories of her will be of comfort..
Donna and Wayne

To John and family. Cynthia, Andrew and I are so sorry to hear of Lillian’s passing. We’ve been out of town for a few days and won’t be able to attend her service. Our thoughts are with you and your. Ian Garland.

Our thoughts are with all the Bursey family at this time of the passing of dear Lillian. She was a beautiful soul who will be forever missed. Celebrate her life. Love to the whole family.

Karen and Clinton, Adrian and Julia and Melissa Byrne

My condolences to your family.

Angela, Kirk, Wyatt, Lily-Ann Saul and the Bursey Family

We offer our condolence on behalf of your mother, a really special lady. Although we only met once, we remember your mom as a special and caring person. We will remember her in our prayers and thoughts as your family suffers such a loss. May God Bless the whole family!

So sorry to hear of Lillian’s death. Thinking of you John and all the family.
We have good memories of the family living on Bowes Street. Hugs to you all..
Jack and Malba

John and family, I was very saddened to hear of Lilly’s passing, we have been friends since teen years and althpugh we have not spent much time together in later years I often thought of her, she was a lovely lady, hold onto your memories

John ,
My heart seems broken today; so very saddened to hear of Lillian’s passing. Although I did not see her enough, I always thought of her as a lovely, gracious and very kind friend; understanding and quick to put others at ease;. She always appeared pleased and ready to greet and welcome those of us from her “early days “ circle of friends.
I respectfully remember her as family oriented; gifted and smart in so many ways; especially in understanding others point of view, but …nevertheless , always maintaining one of her own! Also, in any of my time spent in her company, she ever represented what it is to be a lady, and…..more importantly, to be a wonderful human being..

Sincere condolences to you in your sorrow, John, and to Blanche, and all the family. May precious memories comfort all of you in your great loss.

Remembered, with love.

Joan Clouter
Angela and Elizabeth Aug 22,2019

Oh Martha I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I haven’t seen her in years but she was a lovely person. My thoughts are with you, your Dad, Jennifer, John, the twins and your families.

The Bursey Family
So sorry to hear of Lillian’s passing , please accept our sincere sympathy., she was an inspiration to all who knew her and she will be sadly missed.

Martha and family. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Such a wonderful lady. Much love. Debra Blackmore

We are so sad to hear the news. A kind gentle lady who always went out of her way to make us feel welcome

My deepest sympathy to John and to Lily’s entire family on her passing. Lily was admired and loved by those who knew her and will be sadly missed.

Please accept our heartfelt condolences to your family. Lilly was an amazing woman and surely will be fondly remembered by the many lives that she touched during her lifetime..

Glenda and Eric Burry

Robert and I are so very sorry for the loss of your mother Martha. Sending condolences to you and your family.

John, It was with great sadness that Deb and I learned of your mother’s passing, please accept our deepest sympathy and our condolences to both you and Alison, and to your family.

It is with very heavy hearts that we have to say goodbye to one of our dearest and most cherished friends. We have known Lillian all of our married life and have many wonderful memories with lots of laughs included. To John, Blanche, and all of her beautiful family we extend our deepest sympathy. Rest in peace , dear friend.