DC Albert “Bert” Burgess – Sep 29th, 1936 ~ Feb 17th, 2022
It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of Albert Angus Burgess, on Thursday, February 17. After his brave battle with Alzheimer’s, he was called to heaven to join his beautiful wife Eleanor of 65 years. He leaves behind his sons Wayne (Sharon), and Bruce(Donna). Brothers, Ron(Sheila), Jake (Sandra), and sister Ella. He will be greatly missed by his granddaughters Sara and Samantha and step-grandchildren Nathan, Ryan, and Kristen. Step great Grandfather to Nova. Albert was a dedicated husband, father, brother, and friend.
Bert served 35 years on The Toronto Fire Department ending his career as District Chief at the age of 55. His passions included his family woodworking, traveling, golf, and visiting his birthplace in Scotland. Albert’s career with the Toronto Fire Department began on the 7th of March 1958. He was promoted Captain of 5AT B2 (333 B) ON 30 June 1978. Bert was promoted to DC C45 (C34 B) in August of 1989. He Retired on the 9th of March 1993.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Bloomington Cove for their compassionate care. We take comfort in knowing that Albert is with the love of his life for eternity. Albert was a proud member of the Toronto Firefighters War Veterans Association; he will be missed.
In keeping with Albert’s wishes, he will be cremated and placed with his wife Eleanor, A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Our sincerest condolences from all our Retiree Groups go out to his Family and Friends.
In Solidarity, Retired Toronto Fire Fighters Association I.A.F.F. Local 3888