August 19, 1932 - February 3, 2024
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Gordon Arthur Burroughs. Gordon was born in Vancouver, British Columbia to Arthur and Gladys Burroughs. He lived most of his life in the Vancouver, White Rock/Crescent Beach areas and resided in Chilliwack, BC for the last 30 years.
Gordon met the love of his life Marlene Lillian Rogers while they were in school, they married and raised 5 children together. They were married for 70 years! He was a very hard working man and worked hard to bring up 4 boys and 1 girl.
Known as "the barber" in earlier years when he bought a share in a beautiful barber shop in the Grovenor Hotel and cut the hair of many doctors, lawyers, radio personalities and celebrities during his time there. When business was slow he moved on and bought a share in Richmond Plywood Corp Ltd and became a millwright for many years until his retirement.
That share provided jobs to his boys who worked a number of years in the mill enriching their lives with money. Dad often worked two jobs, installing pools to provide for his family. He installed and maintained a huge family pool that gave them years of wonderful backyard memories and enjoyment.
Later in years he became an adored grampa figure and brought smiles to all those around him! During the last 7 years of his wife's life he courageously cared for her without complaint due to her failing health and became our personal hero. His sense of humour was always present and loved, right up until his passing!
At 91 years old he is the oldest surviving member of his family.
He is predeceased by his wife Marlene, brothers Alf and Don, sisters Myrtle and Vera, grandson David and great grandson Ryker.
Gordon was very proud of his five children; Russ, Dan, Ken, Joe and Laura, their respective spouses/partners, his 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Dad will forever remain in our minds and hearts and will be deeply missed by all!
According to his wishes he will be cremated and a memorial of his life will be held on Feb 17th in Chilliwack, British Columbia. Flowers may be sent to the family home or donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in his memory.