November 19, 1954 to August 21, 2014

It is with great sadness that the family of John Burda Jr. announce his passing. John died peacefully in his sleep at home with his family onThursday, August 21, 2014. John is pre-deceased by his mother Marie (nee Generoux). He is survived by his loving wife Gail (nee Maxwell-Finn), his daughter Jordana Maxwell, son David Maxwell and loving Papa to Annisa. John also leaves behind his father John Burda Sr. of Grimsby, sister Anne Zaits of Sudbury, brother Mike (Mona) of Smithville, Beloved uncle to Michelle Burda-McLeod (Jeremy) of Stoney Creek, nephew Robert Burda (Erin) of Grimsby and great-uncle to Aiden, Gavin, Eva and Emma. John was part owner of Action Auto Sales Inc. of Hamilton with his brother Mike for 31 years. John and Mike ran the successful business together through recessions and hard times. He had a special love for his cars, and pet dogs. John will be missed by his loving in-laws Carol and Bob Squibb of Penetang, Pat and Paul Houston of Claremont, Len and Marie Finn of Claremont, Doug and Pat Finn of Toronto,Thelma and Selwyn Ayoung-Chee of Milton, June Finn of Hamilton, Mick and Gail Finn of Claremont and Keith Finn of Hamilton. He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews, and close family friends. Friends are welcome to pay their respects at the KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Sunday from 7 – 9 pm and on Monday, August 25, 2014 from 1 pm until the time of the Funeral Service at 2 pm. Reception to follow in the Family Centre. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family. Please sign the Book of Condolence at


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