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Obituary of Darren Earl Burns

Darren Earl  Burns “Fraggle”

September 6, 1968 - May 22, 2024


It is with heavy hearts that the family of Darren Burns of Fort St. John, BC announces his passing on May 22, 2024.


Born on September 6, 1968 in Antigonish, NS, he was the son of Harry Burns and the late Catherine “Kaye” Burns.


He was predeceased by his Mother and infant Daughter Emma Catherine Burns.


Fraggle is survived by his beloved Son; Aiden (Ariel); His one true love; Michelle; Father, Harry (Janette); Brother, Donnie (Juanita); Sisters, Darlene, Denise (Mike); Cousin, Shawn; Nieces, Cheyenne (Rory), Shelby (Patrick), Miranda (Luke), Tiania, Maria (Matt), Denica (Cole), Karen, Erica, Dani, Chawntae (Darrel); Nephews, Mackenzie, Allen, Nick; Eight great nieces and Three great nephews, and One great-great niece. 


Fraggle was employed as a Pipeliner in the Oil field with Macro Industries for most of his career since arriving in Alberta in 1997. For the last 6 years, Fraggle and Aiden lived in Fort St. John, where they lived with Shawn, Erica, and Dani. Shawn was more than a cousin, he was more of a brother to Fraggle, and will miss him tremendously. The family would like to give a special “Thank-You” to not only his best friend and cousin; but his second brother Shawn. For always being there, and for everything he did to help Fraggle.  His love and support means so much to all of us.


Fraggle lived in Dartmouth, NS before moving “home” to Sonora, NS in 1982. Here he grew up with his siblings, many cousins and friends. His quick wittyness found him often at odds with his siblings. As a kid he loved shiny things; and his Tonka Trucks were the shiniest in all of Sonora. After high school, Fraggle was employed at Bickerton Fisheries where you could find a bottle of Heinz Ketchup in his lunch box to go with whatever he was having to eat. While employed there, he made life-long friends, whom he always kept in touch with. 


Fraggle loved to cook and was so proud of his creations, and would post them on Facebook for everyone to see. He was a proud Boston Bruins fan and loved to torment anyone who wasn’t a fan; especially fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs. 


He loved to be the chef at the many BBQ’s at Shawn’s, and enjoyed every fishing adventure at Graham River and Halfway River with Aiden and Shawn’s girls. He cherished his camping trips with Aiden and loved sleeping under the stars in the lean-to that he and Aiden would make. 


He enjoyed family gatherings anytime he could make it back to Nova Scotia; especially if there was a feast to be had. Fraggle could always out-eat anyone especially if it involved a Big- Mac or any kind of fish. He was a kid at heart, and was the life of the party, and was almost always the last to leave.


Fraggles' family meant the world to him, and he often called late at night forgetting the 4 hour time difference just to say “I love you.” His pride and joy was his son Aiden, he was the love of his life. He was a loving father, a wonderful Son, Brother, Uncle, Brother-in-law, and loyal friend. He was an all around great man with a huge heart, and a devilish grin. 


Fraggle you will always be loved and missed, but will forever remain cherished in our hearts. 


In lieu of flowers the family has set up a trust-fund in Aiden’s name, and ask that anyone who wishes to do so can donate the money to the fund in memory of Fraggle.  Donations may be made to 


A celebration of life will be held on June 22, 2024 at 12816 269 Road Charlie Lake, 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Everyone is welcome.  


The family will be holding a memorial service at his beloved home in Sonora NS, at a later date to be determined. Information will be posted.






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Celebration Of Life

2:00 pm
Saturday, June 22, 2024
12816 269 Road
Charlie Lake, British Columbia, Canada