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Burlie, Douglas
February 2020
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We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Douglas Scott Burlie, loving husband, father, Gramps, brother, uncle and friend to many. Doug died suddenly from a heart attack on the morning of February 3, 2020 at the age of 60. He will be forever missed by his wife, Diane Burlie (née Oddy); his daughters, Drew Burlie (Jacob Davis) and Sydney Burlie; grandson, Hudson Davis; sister, Lesley Burlie (Kevin Lemkay);brothers, Robert Burlie (Liz Kuzmas) and Craig Burlie (Emma Martin). He was much loved by his in-laws, Patricia Oddy, Craig Oddy (Sue Oddy), Carol Oddy and his nieces and nephews, Kevin Jr., Rebecca, Hannah, Mark, Brendan, Britney, Graeme, Alyx, Gregory and Devon. Doug was first and foremost a family man. He was an amazing and loving husband, father and Gramps who always put his family before himself. He always wanted to make life easier for those he loved. Doug was a great chef who showed his love and affection through the meals he made. He had a huge personality and loved life. He was fun, funny and had a very quick wit. Doug was a good and loyal friend to many. He loved to be at the cottage with family and to host friends there. He loved his dog, Tyson, and Tyson loved Doug just as much. They enjoyed their long, daily walks together. Doug was a proud member of the Toronto Fire Services for 36 years where he had attained the rank of District Chief/Acting Platoon Chief. He was passionate about his chosen career and was a great mentor and role model for many in the firefighting community. Doug was a highly regarded referee in the Toronto hockey community. As an avid hockey player in his youth, refereeing was a perfect fit. Doug started refereeing over 30 years ago. He became the Referee-in-Chief of many leagues including Toronto Fire Services, Toronto Police Services and various men’s and junior leagues. We are thankful for the outpouring of sympathy, stories and memories that have been shared with us. It is a testament to the person he was and the impact he has had on so many. Doug’s death has devastated our family and our lives will never be the same. Details of Doug's Celebration of Life will follow.

Messages of Condolence

Husband, father, gramps friend and mentor, all words used to describe Doug. Dougie boy and I have been friends for more than 30 years. Do... Read more Scott & Christine Andrews
Scarborough February 13, 2020
My Deepest Condolences to Doug's family. Remembering the many great times and conversations at the Kew Beach station (17) 227. Great worki... Read more Larry Lalonde Retired (stn. 17) 227
Scarborough February 12, 2020
We are so sorry for the loss of Douglas. He loved you all so very much. A great example of a family man . A great friend too. I will m... Read more Lara and Don Davidson
Toronto February 11, 2020
Rob and Liz, please accept our most sincere condolences on the passing of Doug. Brothers forever.
Ken and Elaine Lauppe
Brampton February 11, 2020
To the Burlie deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you in Doug’s passing...Doug and came on the job together and trained at Adela... Read more Tom Lloyd
Codrington February 10, 2020
Deepest condolences to Doug’s family, words cannot express my sympathy to all those that Doug touched . He certainly will be missed
Bryan Curley
Pickering February 10, 2020
May our condolences bring you all comfort and may our prayers ease the pain of your loss. May he Rest In Peace.
Gus and Sophie Akouris
Toronto February 10, 2020
From Patricia and I, please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. We wish you be comfort from the outpouring of love sur... Read more Paul and Patricia Watkins
Hamilton February 10, 2020
I will admit, I didn't know Doug very well as I only met him 2 or 3 times. He was always jovial, friendly, conversational and pleasant to... Read more Etienne Liburd
Toronto February 10, 2020
Words cannot express the sadness of Dougs’s passing. My Condolences to Diane Drew Sydney and Family. Doug was special to everyone who kn... Read more Tony Bavaro
Richmond Hill February 10, 2020
My sincere condolences to Doug’s family. His smile and laughter will remain with me for years. RIP my friend
Bill Oliver
Toronto February 09, 2020
Diane, Drew, Sydney and all of the Oddys, Words cannot express our sorrow for your loss. Our family is keeping your family in our thought... Read more The Wadsworths
Toronto February 09, 2020
Sending my heartfelt condolences to Dougs family. Such a huge loss way too soon.
Susan Elief
Oshawa February 09, 2020
Dear Diane, Drew, and the Oddy family. I can't begin to tell you how sad I am to hear of Doug's passing. Condolences to you all.
Bobcageon February 09, 2020
I will never forget the summer's spent on the lake with the Burlies at their cottage. Doug would take us out tubing on the boat. He was a ... Read more Melissa
Oak Ridges February 09, 2020
I am so deeply sorry for you all. Doug had been part of our family for 40 years, can’t imagine not seeing him when I come and hearing him ... Read more Cathy Carr Lafee
Scottsdale Arizona February 09, 2020
My deepest heartfelt condolences go out to Diane, Drew, Jake, baby Hudson and Sydney. Doug was a wonderful man. He will be greatly missed.
Lisa Miedzik
Thornhill February 09, 2020
We were shocked and saddened to hear of Doug's passing. Our condolences to Diane and her family and the Oddy family.
Victor Chan & Nancy Philip-Chan
Kelowna February 09, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. My daughters and I were very fortunate to have many fond memories with Doug, Diane and their da... Read more Diane Versace
Toronto February 09, 2020
I was so very sorry to hear this tragic news from Vickey Lee. I was blessed to have spent a few fun times at the cottage with Doug and Di... Read more Joy Tatham
Grey Highlands February 09, 2020
We are sorry for the loss to the family condolences
Doug Galvin
Hamilton February 09, 2020
Steve and I were so very shocked and saddened to hear the news of Doug’s sudden passing. I received an email from Pat letting us know. We... Read more Brenda Sorensen
Parry Sound February 09, 2020
Deepest sympathies to the family. What a shock I really thought the world of Doug we were best friends for many years. Sometimes life is s... Read more Gary and Kim Smurthwaite
Tiverton, Bruce County February 09, 2020
Sincerest condolences to the Burlie family. Thinking of you all at this very difficult time.
Karen Hindle
Durham February 09, 2020
My deepest condolences to Diane, Drew and Sydney. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Lonnie Chan
Scarborough, Ontario February 09, 2020
Our sincerest, most heartfelt condolences to you and your family Diane. May he rest in peace.
Serina, Sierra and Sean
Scarborough, Ontario February 09, 2020
We are so very sorry for your loss.
Max and HeatherTrefler
Toronto February 09, 2020
Doug’s many positive contributions in all aspects of his job and life will be truly missed. I always remember Doug as a well balanced man ... Read more John Zammit
Oshawa February 09, 2020

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