It is with heavy hearts that the family of Roy Burrows announce his passing on Tuesday, February 28th, 2023, in his 88th year. A multiple cancer survivor, Roy succumbed to a recent concussion and stroke.

Roy is survived by his son, Kevin; daughter Brenda, her husband Andrew, and her sons Aidan and Angus. Predeceased by his wife, Velma (Hough). He will be missed by his current partner Barb, and by his surviving sister Joanne and her family. He is also remembered by his multitude of friends.

Celebrations of life will be held in St. Catharines and Dunchurch at later dates.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.


Roy was my neighbor for years. He will be missed.
My condolences to the family.

-Sue Green

So sorry to hear of Roy’s passing. We are going to miss trading trees for his homemade raisin bread. Rest In Peace Roy.

Bert and Dyanne

-Bert and Dyanne Roberts

Brenda and Kevin,
Your parents were the kindest and most fun loving people. They took Wanda and I, two single teachers, and welcomed us into your home and made us feel so comfortable. We always had lots of laughs and good times. Wanda and I still laugh about our “wine siphoning experience!” Such wonderful parents you had. I’m so glad that Roy dropped into my condo in St. Catharines, a couple of years before I moved to Ottawa and we sat and chatted for hours. Your Dad was “a people magnet” and I know wherever he is he will be chatting up a storm with a new friend. He will be sorely missed! I’m glad your two boys got to know him and will have wonderful memories of their grandpa! I am so sorry to hear that he has passed.
With love and friendship.

Jean Holbert-Leighton

-Jean Holbert-Leighton

We had so much fun with Roy. He would always be there when u needed help. He will be missed.
Condolences to his family.

-Linda & Jim Mclam

We watched Roy and Velma building their cottage back in the day. There was always a party going in the shed.


There are no words to describe my heartache friends for 70 years He will be missed by many .

-Bernice Good

So sorry to hear of Roy’s passing he was a great friend of my mother and father Helen and Bob Wheelan. We will miss his visits from a cross the lake

-Judith and Carl Moore