It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Hughie Daniel Burgess, aged 78, on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at his home in Shawville. Hughie was born on April 27, 1944 in Stark’s Corners, Quebec to Mary Margaret Piché and John William Burgess. He was the second oldest of ten siblings and attended school in Charteris. He loved working in the bush, being around the horses and up until the week he died, was still splitting and piling wood. He loved the Montreal Canadiens and always told a good story.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Orville and Bruce, his partner Diane Philippe and his son William. He is survived by his children Phoebe, May, Bruce, Tom and their mother Laura Trowsse, as well as his grandchildren, all of Cornwall, Ontario. He will be forever missed by his siblings, Leo, Ruth (Roy Byce), George, Delmer (Doreen Bennet), Alice, John (Ellen Rutledge), and Stephen Waterson. He will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews who will always remember him for his humour and his trademark ball cap brim flipped up. A special thank you to Dr. Cop for providing his primary healthcare, to Marilyn for providing friendship and to Steve for looking out for his best interests. Friends may call at Hayes Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 12 to 1 p.m. followed by a service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. A reception will follow. Interment St. Matthew’s Cemetery, Charteris, Quebec.