In Memory of




Obituary for David Robert Burrows

David Robert Burrows of Thunder Bay passed away peacefully with family at his side on January 28, 2024, aged 87 years.

David was born March 24, 1936 in Fort William. He attended Fort William Collegiate then earned a B.Sc. (Chemistry) from the University of Manitoba. He then went on to receive his B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of North Dakota.

He was employed at Great Lakes Forest Products (now Thunder Bay Pulp and Paper) as a Technical Service Engineer, then Shift Superintendent (Kraft Mill), General Superintendent (Newsmill) and Mill Manager in charge of Newsmill, Kraft Mill, Stud Mill and Waferboard Plant Operations. His favorite job was Technical Service Director working with his customers at newspapers across America. He retired in 2000.

David enjoyed gardening, tennis, golfing, curling, skiing, boating and fishing. He was devoted to his family and loved to watch his grandchildren play hockey and soccer. David and his wife Sue loved their annual vacation in Naples, Florida. They often reminisced about their holidays in the Caribbean and their Mediterranean cruise.

David is survived by his beloved wife Susan of 60 years, son Robert, daughter Barbara (Hector Dougall), daughter Cathy (Jason Mallon), grandchildren Kristin, Kaitie, Meggie and Annie, in laws Sandy and Honor Shaw, Lyse Burrows, and Edith Bevington. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. He is also survived by his childhood best friend Larry (Lois) Devereaux, who joined him in his weekly coffee club with their buddies.

He was predeceased by his parents, David Cullen Burrows and Mary Myrtle Burrows, brothers Jack Burrows (Norma), Dr. Jim Burrows (Nancy), and brothers/sister in law Don and Liz Whalley and Dennis Bevington.

Thank you to the many doctors, nurses and paramedics who were so kind to Dave.

A private family gathering will take place. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.