In Memory of


Jeff Burford

Visitation

Monday, October 22, 2018 from 7-9pm and Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 12-1pm

Service

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 1pm, Rod Abrams Funeral Home

BURFORD: Jeffrey John
Peacefully passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2018 surrounded by the love of his family at the age of 65. Beloved husband of Heather. Loving father of Chad (Ashley) Burford and Chelsey (Mark) Nicol. Proud grandpa of Brodie. Dear brother of Ken (Yvonne) Burford. Resting at Rod Abrams Funeral Home (1666 Tottenham Rd., Tottenham) on Monday, October 22, 2018 from 7-9pm and Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 12 noon until time of funeral service at 1pm in the chapel.  Cremation to Follow. In memory of Jeff please make donations to Peter Munk Cardiac Centre.

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Memorial Tribute

“Jeff Burford”
  1. Linda Antonacci wrote:

    Dear Heather, Chad and Chelsea, we are so very sad to hear and send our deepest and heartfelt condolences to all of you. You are surrounded by the love of family and friends who I am truly hoping will be of some comfort during this difficult time. We have very fond memories of Jeff and the nice person he was. He fought a courageous battle.
    Rest In Peace, Jeff.
    With love,
    Linda Antonacci and Ali Javan

  2. Steve Mauer wrote:

    Dear Heather and Family,
    Marlene & I are truly sorry for the passing of Jeff. He & I, although from totally different backgrounds, developed a couple of strong bonds over the 25 years we new each other as both colleagues & friends.He will sorely be missed.
    May his memory be a blessing.
    Steve and Marlene Mauer

  3. Skip MacLean wrote:

    So shocked and saddened to hear the news. Jeff and I spent a lot of time together as kids growing up in Weston. We drove my ford pinto out to the West coast for a holiday to remember, and spent many many hours road tripping and learning about life. One of my big regrets is that we fell out of contact and only saw each other rarely. Nancy and I can only imagine the hole left by his passing. All our heartfelt condolences to Heather, Chad and Chelsea.

  4. Nicolee Miller wrote:

    Dear Heather so saddened to hear the news about your husband. Truly sending my love to you and your family. I know you have a close family that will be there for you and each other. Heartfelt hugs.

  5. Ted and Jane Fullerton wrote:

    Jeff was one of those individuals who had the ability to think, act and conduct himself with acquired knowledge; experience, understanding, common sense and insight….we refer to these attributes as wisdom. He possessed the quality of being kind and generous and also funny, playful and jocular. His tenderness, caring and warmth are indelible aspects of his personality and his devotion, love and affection to Heather, Chad, Ashley, Chelsea, Mark, extended family and friends where felt at the core of his being. Jeff Burford, this exceptional, genuine and outstanding person will be deeply and sorrowfully missed.

    Within the poem, The Clod and the Pebble by the artist and poet William Blake the first stanza expresses unselfish love, a quality that defines Jeff’s persona and how he conducted his life with others. It infers how knowing him has made our lives that much better and richer.

    Love seeketh not itself to please
    Nor for itself hath a care
    But for another gives its ease
    And builds a heaven in hells despair.

  6. Bess Direnfeld wrote:

    So sad.We go back to cottage days at Paradise Beach. Jeff was always a very kind and sweet person,loved by all. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

  7. Jennifer Watt wrote:

    To Heather and Family, my sincere condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. May the wonderful family and the many experiences you and Jeff both enjoyed together support you as you make your way through the days ahead. Sending love and positivity to all of you, Jen XO

  8. Debbie & Chris Schwarze wrote:

    Heather and Family
    We are so sorry and saddened to hear of Jeff passing.
    We send our deepest condolences to all of you. XO

  9. JOHN AND MARY LOU DOUGLAS & FAMILY wrote:

    JEFF WAS THE BEST! ALWAYS LIT UP OUR DAY WHEN HE STOPPED AT OUR DOCK TO CHAT, ON HIS WAY OUT OF THE BAY. ALWAYS HELPING WITH IDEAS AND ASSISTANCE AND SOLVING THOSE NUMEROUS COTTAGE PROBLEMS. A WONDERFUL HUSBAND FOR HEATHER AND A GREAT FATHER FOR CHAD AND CHELSEY. A DEAR FRIEND TO THE WHOLE DOUGLAS CLAN: JOHN, MARY LOU, JENNIFER, MIKE, STEFANIE, AARON, SCOTT, KYRA, HANNAH, JOHN,JORDAN, AIDAN, ABIGAIL, DEVYN AND RYAN. HE WILL BE SADLY MISSED

  10. Shelley Collacutt Miller wrote:

    Heather and family, I was so sadden to hear the news of Jeff’s passing. Hold your memories close and share the stories of your life with kids and grandkids. Sending strength and love. Shelley xo

  11. Bruce Damp wrote:

    Dear Heather and family, we cannot express our sadness to hear of your sudden loss.
    Sending prayers and love.
    Bruce and Debbie xo

  12. Marilyn Millma-Gower wrote:

    Tim & I were so sad to hear that Jeff has passed away. We always enjoyed his company at our family gatherings.
    My first memory of Jeff was after Yvonne & Ken’s wedding. I was invited to go to Toronto with Ed & Kay for a few days. Jeff was kind enough to take me to the CNE with his friends during that visit. It was a big deal to this small town girl back then.
    Hugs to all,
    Marilyn & Tim

  13. helen kurtzman wrote:

    Dear Chelsea,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. I am so sorry to hear this news. If there is anything to do at school I can help with please do not hesitate to ask.
    Helen Kurtzman

  14. Rita Di Carlo wrote:

    Chelsey,

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God continue to give you and your family strength during this difficult time.

  15. Ed Burford wrote:

    It is hard to believe that this has happened….
    Surreal.
    Over the years Jeff’s generosity and help was special to me. He gave me a variety of beautiful trees from his tree farm for our new property. He arranged for us to get industrial shelving when we needed it. He assisted me in a number of ways after I had a stroke. He was like a brother in many ways. Life won’t be the same without you Jeff, but know you left a powerful, positive legacy. Ed

  16. Renza Marks wrote:

    Heather and Family
    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
    Renza & Kathryn

  17. karel,Sandy Span wrote:

    So sorry for your loss so soon.Our thoughts are with you.

  18. Shirley Miller wrote:

    I was so saddened to hear of Jeff’s passing. My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time.
    Hugs,
    Shirley

  19. Teresa & John Fiedler wrote:

    Dear Heather and Family, words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that we feel for the passing of your beloved Jeff, but please accept our condolences and we will be sure to include him in our prayers. Rest in peace our dear cottage friend R.I.P.

  20. Jerry Switzer wrote:

    Dear Heather, Chad and Chelsea,
    I am so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. Always an easy going gentleman and good natured fellow. He as proud of his family and spoke of them always. Words cannot replace what a person means to his family, friends and community.

  21. Cathy Fenlon-Laws wrote:

    Dear Heather and Family,
    I was so sad to hear of Jeff’s passing. Even though I haven’t see him in years I could always look back and think fondly of him and our times together at Metric. My deepest condolences at this sad sad time.

  22. Lindsay Delorey wrote:

    Dear: Heather, Chad and Chelsey I am so very saddened to hear of jeff’s passing, my heart goes out to you all. Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss.
    With Love,
    Linds

  23. Wendy Lubniewski wrote:

    Heather and family:

    So very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. I hope you find comfort in your memories of him.

  24. Glen and Colleen Gordon wrote:

    Heather and Family,
    Colleen and I were saddened by this news. Please accept our sincere condolences.
    50 years of shared memories flash by: Playing hockey, baseball and working together.
    Jeff introduced me to Colleen, (of which I have forgiven him for) and later, was my Best Man at our wedding,
    In all the years of knowing Jeff, I never saw him get angry. His ability to make everything a positive was amazing.
    Rest In Peace my Friend.
    Glen and Colleen

  25. Jen Coleman wrote:

    Chad, Ashley and the Burford Family. I am saddened to hear this news of your beloved husband, dad, and grandpa. Please accept my condolences at this difficult time.

    Jen

  26. Pat Hofland wrote:

    Heather and Family
    You are in my thoughts during this very difficult time. May the memories of Jeff ease the sadness and the pain.

  27. Mary Jeffries wrote:

    Dear Heather;
    Thinking of you during this difficult time. My deepest sympathies.

  28. Barb Kremer wrote:

    Heather
    I was very sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  29. Bill Duggan wrote:

    Dear Heather ,Chad and Chelsey im very sorry for your loss we had some great times at hockey

    Sincerely Bill Duggan

  30. Hugh, Chris, Michael, Nancy Kremer wrote:

    Heather, Chad, Chelsey and family
    We were so sorry to hear that Jeff had passed away. We all enjoyed the time spent with him during Saturday night hockey and dinner afterwards as well as hockey tournaments over the years. He always spoke lovingly of all of you and he was so excited when Brodie was born. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  31. Mark Lipnicki wrote:

    Dear Heather, Chad and Chelsey. I am saddened to hear the news about Jeff. Please accept my condolences from myself and RBC at this difficult time. I hope you find comfort in your memories of him.

  32. miriam gillespie wrote:

    Dear Chelsea,

    I send my deepest heartfelt condolences to you and your family for this great loss. May God give you strength and peace in these very difficult days.

  33. Linda Ayres wrote:

    Dear Heather and Family:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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