Paul Joseph BurchillJuly 20, 1943 ~ September 3, 2017 (age 74)
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Paul Joseph Burchill announce his passing which occurred on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Paul was born in Saint John, NB on July 20, 1943. Son of the late Charles and Beulah (Knox) Burchill.
Paul was a hard working man who started working from the time he was 14 years old. Carpentry ran in his family, but Paul also loved to work with steel and so he embraced his career as a Welder and Pipefitter with Local 213 and Local 3 for over 40 years. When he wasn’t working he loved spending his time tinkering outdoors. His family had a cottage at Purdy’s Point called “Nice Place” which was his favorite place to be. In the summer they would have corn boils and countless friends coming over for dinner, enjoying things like water skiing, boating and hunting . In the winter they would ride the snowmobile up to the cottage. In the past 20 years, Paul spent his free time creating his retirement retreat on Haynes Lake. Paul may have been a busy man but he was never too busy for his family, as he looked forward to having his family come over for Sunday dinners. Everyone who had the privilege to meet him will miss him dearly. He was taken far too soon .
Paul is survived by his childhood sweetheart, love of his life, and mother of his children, Carol Ann Frank. His children Paul Douglas (Linda) and Suzanne Burchill, his two adored grandchildren; Ryan and Kristen Burchill, brother Claude Lenghan, special niece Brenda Poirier, special nephews Eric and Charles Burchill, along with sisters-in-law Helen Slattery and Florence Lavine and brother-in-law David Harley, as well as many nieces and nephews, friends and a very special little companion Bootsy. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Gerald Burchill and special sister-in-law Helen Burchill, as well as brother-in-law James "Sonny" Harley.
Arrangements are entrusted to Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road (646-2424). In keeping with Paul’s wishes, cremation will occur. Visitation will be held from Fundy Funeral Home on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8pm. A Funeral Liturgy will be held from the Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 2pm. Donations in memory of Paul made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Diabetes Foundation or to the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the Burchill family.
Heart & Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick
580 Main Street, Suite B210, Saint John NB E2K 1J5
730 McLeod Ave., Fredericton NB E3B 1V5
Contact: Deborah Mitton