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Francis "Frank" Joseph Burns


Francis "Frank" Joseph Burns

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Frank Joseph Burns, age 81, of Sackville, NB, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Born in New Waterford, Cape Breton, NS, he was the son of the late Francis and Margaret (MacKenzie) Burns.

Frank and his wife Edna moved to Dorchester in 1962 where they brought up their family and lived most of their lives.  He was employed with Corrections Canada until his retirement.  Frank was a devoted member of St. Vincent's Roman Catholic Church, Sackville.

An excellent athlete in his younger years, he received numerous awards.  Frank, often known as Smoothie, was inducted into the New Waterford Sports Hall of Fame in July 2018.

Frank was an avid supporter of Tantramar Titan sports for the last 40 years and enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren participate.

He will be dearly missed by his children, Linda LeBlanc, Gail (Charlie) LeBlanc, David (Katherine) and Frankie (Lesley) all of Sackville;  11 grandchildren, Craig (Karen), Christopher (Shane), Joshua, Jeff, Myles (Hannah), Joseph, Riley (Sidney), Travis (Lukie), Kelsey, Abbi and Emma; great-grandson Cameron; sister Patricia Jennex of New Waterford, NS; numerous nieces and nephews.

Frank was predeceased by his wife Edna in October 2017; infant daughter Janet; infant granddaughter Hanna; brothers Sandy, Martin, Bill, Jimmy; sisters Annie, Mary Catherine and Theresa.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge St., Sackville, NB, where visiting hours will be held on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm.  Funeral mass will be celebrated from St. Vincent's Roman Catholic Church, Sackville, Father Allison Carroll officiating, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11 am.  Committal will take place in the St. Edward's Parish Cemetery, Dorchester.

Those wishing to make a donation in Frank's memory may do so to the charity of your choice.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Frank's online memorial at or through the Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.

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Service Date
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Service Time
Service Location
St. Vincent's Roman Catholic Church

Monday, May 13, 2019
Visitation Time
2-4pm & 6-8pm
Visitation Location
Jones Funeral Home, Sackville, NB

Burial Date
Tuesday May 14, 2019
Burial Location
St. Edward's Parish Cemetery, Dorchester, NB

Requested Charity
Charity of choice