TORONTO – Patrick Murray Burns, formerly of Wayne, died suddenly in Toronto, Canada, on June 4, 2022, at the age of 57. He was born on December 22, 1964 in Montreal, Canada, the son of Vincent and Vinita Burns.
Patrick graduated from Maranacook Community School in 1983. After high school, Patrick attended the University of Southern Maine, where he earned a degree in communications. While living in Toronto, he worked to help the district of Parkdale become a safer place for everyone.
One of Patrick’s friends said of him: “I always found him to be a very passionate person with a great laugh and a good sense of humor. Patrick loved trying new things and meeting new people! He was keen on new technologies and would go to restaurants to try new foods. He was very happy boating, fly fishing and camping. He would never refuse a game of Risk, cribbage, hearts or spades. He played racquetball and tennis and was proud of his collection of rock and roll records and posters.
Patrick was predeceased by his sister Susan Burns and his sister-in-law, Monica Burns.
He is survived by his parents, Vin and Vinnie, his brother Vincent Corbett “Corby” Burns, his sisters, Paula Burns and Margot Burns Gyorgy, his brother-in-law, Dean Gyorgy, and his stepsons Andrew and Christian Melson, his seven nieces and nephews as well as his aunt Helen Murray, his cousins, Michael “Thomas” Murray, Monica Murray Webb, Michelle Murray and their families. He loved the many dogs and cats in his life and more recently adored his two Russian Blue cats, Boris and Hugo.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, September 4, at the Androscoggin Yacht Club in Wayne.
Those wishing to remember Patrick can make donations to the American Diabetes Association or the Maine Council of Trout Unlimited tumaine.org which offers Trout Camp to “build the conservationists of tomorrow”: c/o Don Abott
112 Bayview Street
Camden, Maine 04843.
Obituary: Jacquelyn “Jackie” Steward