It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our cherished dad Alfred John Burgham. John, born April 14, 1937, ended his courageous battle with lung disease on the 4th of January, 2013.
John was born in Kent, England and immigrated to Canada in 1976 to provide a better quality of life for his loving wife Jean, and his five children. He was a man of great wisdom and incredible personality. John lived life to the fullest and never took one moment for granted. Though he faced many hardships in his life John had an incredible spirit that was not diminished until the very end. His positive outlook on life is a gift he leaves behind to those who knew him best.
John was involved in the construction industry in South Delta, having spent the last 20+ years prior to his retirement in 2003 working for Century Group on numerous major development projects.
John is predeceased by his cherished wife Jean, his young grandson Michael and his son in law Jim. John is survived by his five children Susan, Johnny (Heather), Jeannie (Warren), Jacqueline (Doug) and Lynn (Steve). John leaves behind grandchildren, Dustin, Kevin, Carlie, Nicole, Steven, Jacqueline, Stephanie, Lee, Robert and Haylee and great grandchildren, Mackenzie, Brooklyn, Charlotte, Joel, Weston and Benjamin.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the doctors and nurses at Delta Hospital with a special thank you to Dr Robert Clarke and Trevor, Respiratory Specialist.
Dad "Papa" will be sadly missed and remembered by all. We take comfort in knowing he is no longer in pain and is reunited with the true love of his life.
Rest in Peace, Dad, we will always love you.
A celebration of life for John will be held Friday, Jan 11 at 11:00 am at Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta BC.
A reception to follow immediately after the service.
Private interment to take place following the reception.