Robert Burris


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday, February 4, 2022
Castle Funeral Home
309 Lancaster Ave.
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Obituary of Robert Murray Burris

It is with broken hearts the family of Robert Murray Burris wish to announce his passing on Saturday January 29, 2022 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Nova Scotia, on April 12, 1944, Bob was the son of Elva VanBuskirk, and husband of the late Sharron Elaine (Thornton) Burris.

Bob was a longtime member of the Saint John Port, enjoyed spending time with family at his camp, taking trips to his beloved Nova Scotia (“God’s country") and teaching his grandchildren how to catch a fish and ride a bike. He loved working in his workshop cutting wood for his wife to paint and reading western novels with his dog Chaos sleeping at his feet. He never got tired of listening to his kids argue who was his favorite, though it was never confirmed by him Tammy swears it’s her.

Bob will be lovingly remembered by his two daughters, Wendy Burris (David Wells) and Tammy Gray both of Saint John and son Robert Burris of Saint John; grandchildren, Samantha Adams (Brent), Michael Trecartin (Jiveney), Hope Burris, Matthew Burris, Jacob Burris, Shane Burris and Destiny Burris; greatgrandchildren, Laura, Chloe, Luke, William and Annabelle; two sisters, Sharon Moore, and Nancy Hunt (Peter), both of Nova Scotia; and honorary sister Lorna Bower of Nova Scotia.

In addition to his mother and his wife Bob was predeceased by his honorary brother, Jack Barnes, and his great-grandson Colby.

Castle Funeral Home, 309 Lancaster Ave. Saint John, N.B. (634 1701) have been entrusted with the arrangements. A visitation will be held on Friday February 4, 2022 at Castle Funeral Home from 2pm to 4 pm. Donations to the Red Head Strays would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be made at

Due to covid -19 health measures placed on indoor gatherings, by the province of N.B. all those attending the visitation over the age of 12, will be required to show proof of vaccination and show a piece of gov’t issued ID or show medical exemption.

A future memorial service will be held for Bob in the warmer months.

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