BURGESS: Thomas Ralph “Tom” – A resident of Exeter, and formerly of Wallaceburg and Ridgetown, Tom Burgess passed away on Friday, December 7, 2012 at the age of 57. Born in Chatham, Tom was the son of the late Billy and Lorraine Burgess. Dear brother to Mary Burgess of Ridgetown, Elsie Burgess of Sarnia, Douglas Burgess of Ridgetown, Barbara Hainer (Dave) of Wallaceburg, David Boland of Port Lambton, Don Burgess of Ridgetown, Fred Burgess of Sombra, Larry Burgess (Margaret) of Marine City, Michigan and Ruth Martin (late Jim Marriott) of Ridgetown. Proud uncle of several nieces and nephews. Dearly missed by his four legged feline Rocky. Tom will be remembered for his vast collection of owl artefacts. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street E., Ridgetown on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from 12:30 p.m. until the Funeral Service at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Judith Fayter officiating. Cremation to follow. Donations made in memory of Tom to the O.S.P.C.A. – Chatham-Kent or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com, McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown, Ontario,(519)674-3141.

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