MPP Fedeli pays tribute to Jack Burrows at Queen's Park VideoMonday, April 29, 2013 by: Kate Adams
The following is the prepared text of a Members’ Statement read by Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli in the Ontario Legislature today upon word of the passing of Jack Burrows, who served as Mayor of the City of North Bay from 1994 to 2003:
“Speaker, the citizens of North Bay were very saddened today to learn of the loss of former Mayor Jack Burrows.
Jack gave tremendously to our community – through his service as a councillor and in his nine years as Mayor from 1994 to 2003. During his term as Mayor, and for the decade that followed, Jack was a true ambassador for North Bay, and indeed for all of Ontario’s North.
After serving in office, he sat on the Board of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund, applying the same wisdom across the North that he displayed in North Bay.
Jack was paid a tremendous tribute two years ago on his 80th birthday by the North Bay and area Community Foundation, which he founded. They established a new Jack Burrows Fund named in his honour, with the purpose of reaching out to one local charity organization each year. The whole philanthropic community came together only 9 days ago as Jack presented this year’s award.
What a reminder that life is fleeting.
On a personal note, I always appreciated the fact that I could walk into Jack’s country store and chat about any issue. He will certainly be missed, and our condolences go out to Elaine and the entire Burrows family.”