elevated COGyD Maria Burchert
elevated COGyD November 24, 1929 – February 14, 2021
elevated COGyD 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 COGyD 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 COGyD 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 COGyD 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 COGyD 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 COGyD In lieu of flowers and in light of the Lenten season, donations to the Good Shepherd Ministries, would be appreciated by the family.
elevated COGyD 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:
So sorry Diane and Ralph. Wish we could be with you during this difficult time.
Our condolences to the entire Burchert family. Tante Ria will always be remembered in our hearts as a wonderful, caring and kind person. I speak for my parents Uncle Willi and Tante Marlies when I tell you how much she meant to us. Our love to all of you
I am sorry for you and your families loss. A huge loss. She will live on in all of you!
Tante Ria, I’m so glad I saw her once again a few weeks ago. Now the last of this generation of Schormanns has passed.
The picture shows, what a friendly and beautiful woman she was.
She continues to live in her 4 children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Nobody never goes completely. I am with you in your grief.
Tante Ria was my Godmother and I have so many wonderful memories especially from childhood through my teens. She was always loving and caring and I will miss her.
From our whole family to yours, we send you our most heartfelt deepest condolences. We are thinking of you, and we send all of our love.
To the extended Burchert Family……
Please accept my sincere condolences in this time of sorrow brought upon you by the passing of your dear Mom and Oma.
Although I only came to know Ria at the time when the “Harfentöne” gathered to sing for Erwin at the home he was cared for.
However – I remember fondly the brief conversation I enjoyed with her at her house on the occasion of her 90th Birthday when several members of the choir resounded their “Happy Birthday” to her. It was then, when she left no word unspoken to make sure that I have a beer. There are many stories I have been told about the dedication she put forward to do the utmost for – not only Erwin’s – but also her beloved “Harfentöne”.
May she now rest peacefully united with Erwin and may God give your entire Family Strength in this time of loss!
Herzliches Beileid und viel Kraft in dieser schweren Zeit, dass wünschen euch Andreas, Manuela und Kinder aus Dortmund. Fühlt euch umarmt und in Gedanken sind wir bei euch.
So sorry for your loss at this time.
A truly remarkable woman who put others before herself
David Pauline Bradley
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your Mom on behalf of myself and my brothers Edmund and Michael. Our father often spoke of Herr Burchert and his wife Ria. I was very sorry to hear of her passing.
We are so sorry for your loss, Our deepest condolences to your family. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers
My deepest sympathy to everyone in the family for the loss of your loving and caring mother and Oma. She was such a kind and helpful fiend to me and my family in so many ways and at different times.
Her strong faith was a wonderful example for all.
May she rest peacefully in God’s hand.
My deepest sympathy to everyone in the family for the loss of your loving and caring mother and Oma.Ria was such a kind and helpful friend to me and my family in so many ways and some different times.
Her strong faith was a wonderful example for all.
May she Rest In Peace in God’s hand.
My condolences to all the family. Tante Ria was like my “Tante”. I know my mom will miss her best friend.
She has joined Onkel Erwin in heaven where there is always happiness.
Sending my love to the Burchert family. Tante Ria was an amazing woman and we will all miss her. Glad her and Uncle Erwin will be together again.
With gratitude and blessing for me to spend time with Maria at Presentation Manor when she moved to the 2nd Floor. When I was introduced to her by Sr Donata IBVM during lunch , she looked at me saying “I know you, your dad is Alfredo and your mom is Imelda from St Rose of Lima Parish.” Our fondest memory together was our St. Rose Holy Land trip March 2000. She will be deeply missed . Sincere condolences to the family and loved ones from Legion of Mary St Rose of Lima Parish , Imelda Uy and family .
Sincere condolences to the extended Burchert family.
Our interactions with Ria and Erwin go back to the fifties and will never be forgotten. Pleasant memories of church, CFM and choir activities and social get-togethers!
Ria has earned her eternal reward!
To Gerdhard, Becky, the boys and all of the Burchert family members and friends we are so sorry for your recent loss of Mrs. (Maria) Burchert. Our prayers, condolences and sympathies are with you all. May she rest in peace.
It was a pleasure to know Maria as a choir member and friend. We will always have fond memories of her and Erwin. They are now both in God’s hands and in our hearts. With sincere sympathy to the Burchert family.
Dear Ralph, dear Gerhard, dear Irene, dear Janet,
so sorry for your loss, our deepest condolences to all of the family.
We will be with you in our thoughts.
Your cousin Ruth and her family
We would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the Burchert family for their loss. Our hearts are with them on this difficult day. Mr. and Mrs. Burchert were wonderful neighbours and friends of ours for over sixty years.
Their presence on Roseglor Cres. is truly missed.
June Strome, Cindy Hamilton & Family, Kelly Morningstar & Family,
the late Tracy Hambly & Family
Thinking of all of you during this very difficult time. I’m so sorry for your loss.
The Stahlkopf family has wonderful memories of joy and good times shared with Maria and Erwin. We were lucky to have shared their joie de vivre!
Maria was a wonderful guiding light to everyone whose lives she touched.
Heartfelt sympathies from the Stahlkopf family to everyone in the Burchert family.
Sincere condolences to all of you from Eduard and Linda Urwalek
Sorry for your loss. Our deepest thoughts, blessings and prayers are with your family during this time.
To Gerhard, Becky, the boys and all of the Burchert family and friends we are so sorry for your recent loss of Mrs. Maria Burchert. Our prayers, condolences and sympathies are with you all. May she rest in peace.