In Celebration of

Michael David Burgoyne

December 30, 1937 -  March 30, 2019

Peacefully, on Saturday, March 30, 2019, with his family by his side, at Trillium Health Centre- Mississauga, at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Maureen, devoted father of Joanne and her husband Mark, pre-deceased by daughter Sally, loving grandfather of Brett and dear brother of Tim and his wife Pam.
Michael emigrated from England in 1964 with his wife Maureen to Canada and was a proud Canadian citizen. Michael was a world-renowned Chemist specializing in the plastics industry. He was published and was affiliated with the Canadian Plastics Pioneers. Michael was also an active member of the Society of Plastics Engineers. (SPE). He has also been credited on several patents. Michael enjoyed playing tennis and curling, his passion was the theatre. Michael performed in several plays dating over 60 years as well as having a lead hand in directing. Michael enjoyed spending time with his friends and family and will be missed by all who knew him. He was a generous and gracious man. Sadly missed, forever remembered.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Neweduk-Erin Mills Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. W. (east of Erin Mills Pkwy.) on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 2 p.m., followed by a Celebration of Life Service in the Chapel at 3 p.m. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

~ Rest in Peace ~


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Cathy Evanoff (Golden Horseshoe Chorus Friend)

Entered April 2, 2019 from Mississauga, ON

Dearest Maureen & Family - I was so saddened to hear of Michael's sudden passing following surgery and know how much you'll miss him. Maureen, you've been so devoted to him and a truly loving partner and his deep caring for you was also very evident. Hopefully, knowing he's no longer in pain, will bring each of you peace. Will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers and trust you'll allow music to help in the healing process - in can be so very helpful. So very sorry we can't be at the Celebration of Life since we'll be in B.C., having booked several weeks ago. Let's do lunch soon!

Eileen and John Harman (Dear friends)

Entered April 2, 2019 from Oakville, Ontario

After more than 30 years of friendship we have fond memories of Michael, he was a great dinner companion and story teller, we will truly miss him.
To Michaels loved ones, we share in your sadness and send you our dearest sympathies.
Eileen and John Harman

Jean Eckhart (Friend to Maureen)

Entered April 3, 2019 from Mississauga

Maureen, I’m so sorry for your loss.

Peter and Diane Dixon (Friends)

Entered April 4, 2019 from Orangeville Ontario

Dear Maureen and family
So very sorry to hear the sad news The memorial photo chosen,epitomizes to us who Michael was, a true gentleman.He had an engaging speaking voice and was interested and knowledgeable in so may subjects it was always great to be in his company.We will miss him very much.
Our sincere conolances to you all
Diane and Peter

Peter Istvan (Friend)

Entered April 4, 2019 from Parry Sound

Hi Maureen and Joanne,
So sad to hear the news, thinking about you both, take care of each other. Peter


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