April 19, 1936 – October 27, 2021
The Burns family wishes to announce the peaceful passing of Mary-Jane Burns (Magee) in the early morning of October 27, 2021 at her care home Eagle Park in Qualicum Bay, BC.
She is predeceased by her first husband, John David MacDonald of Haulton, Maine; Second husband John Robert “Bob” Burns of Kentville, Nova Scotia on June 27, 2010; father Herbert Dwight Magee on August 30, 1972; and mother Muriel Jane McKeever/Magee on March 4, 1983.
Mary-Jane is survived by her children: oldest son Patrick Lloyd Burns & wife Marion Burns (Seaman) and youngest son Terence Burns & partner Nicole Bembridge (Burnett), both of Nanaimo; grandchildren: Chelsea Burns, Brett Burns (Liz), Brittney Burns (Max Whitcomb), Kurtis Burns, Benjamin Burns, Bodhi & Skye Bembridge; great grandchildren: Mackenzie Burns, Sage Whitcomb, Scarlet Whitcomb; and dearest friends and family Sharon Mckay (Burns) and Beth MaCaulay, both of Nanaimo, BC.
Mary-Jane was a graduate of Netherwood private school, Rothesay, NB, and Acadian University, Wolfville, NS.
Mary Janes many career paths granted her much travel in North America starting in retail in Miami, Florida. The majority of her professional life was working at Canada Post in Halifax as an Executive in the Department of Transportation, where she worked for over 25 years meeting many friends and had many laughs with all the good friends she met along the way. MJ loved her family and friends and would always follow with great love all they were doing. MJ loved tennis and sailing growing up in Rothesay, NB with her lifetime friend Dick Streather and all her other friends. MJ also coached figure skating and was actively involved in may associations including the “Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Parade Festival” in Kentville, NS, as well as starting the “Annapolis Valley Chicken BBQ Festival”, which now service over 3000 chicken dinners at one seating!
There will be a small service for friends and family at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Sands Funeral Chapel, Nanaimo, BC.
Flower donations may be made to Sands Funeral Chapel; and memorial donations may be made to Nanaimo Haven House and Rothesay Netherwood School, NB.
Mary-Jane will be sorely missed for her warm heart, wise sole, witty humor, comforting conversation and her love of others.
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