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elevated W1JCf Maria Burchert

elevated W1JCf November 24, 1929 – February 14, 2021

elevated W1JCf Maria came to Canada from Germany in 1953 to be married and start a new life. Maria and her husband, Erwin, moved from Toronto to Scarborough where they raised a family of 4 children. Next to family, St. Rose of Lima parish and St. Patrick’s were the focus of Maria’s life. She volunteered wherever there was a need and sang in the St. Rose of Lima choir for decades.

elevated W1JCf In her 66 years of marriage, Maria was deeply devoted to her growing family, her friends and especially her faith. In her retirement she spent time running the tea room at Bendale Acres Long Term Care home and helping the elderly in any way she could.  Above all, she was available for any of her children or grandchildren, day or night.

elevated W1JCf Maria was a wonderful, generous, caring, and hard-working woman with a deep faith and loving heart. Her grandchildren credit their Oma’s great example as the reason they all love and care for each other so deeply.

elevated W1JCf Erwin passed away in September 2019 and Maria moved to Presentation Manor in January 2020 where she was well cared for. Maria will be greatly missed by all as will her cooking and baking.

elevated W1JCf She passed away surrounded by her loving children Ralph (Diane), Gerhard (Becky), Irene (Walt), and Janet.  She is a very special Oma to Julia (Jason), Cameron (Katie), Katie (Scott), Paul, Siobhan, Chris (Danielle), Michael, Andrew, Collette, Jennifer (Jordan) and Christopher. Her legacy continues with great grandchildren Annie, Finn, Isla, Emma, Ben and one on the way. She is also the treasured aunt to a host of nieces and nephews.

elevated W1JCf In lieu of flowers and in light of the Lenten season,  donations to the Good Shepherd Ministries, would be appreciated by the family.

elevated W1JCf Due to the COVID restrictions, all Funeral Services will be held privately. Family and friends are invited to view the Funeral Mass on Saturday February 20, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. Please clink the link below to view:


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