In Loving Memory of
December 1955 – September 7, 2021
Gone too soon, but finally released from a long and courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma.
Graham was predeceased by his younger brother Russell in 2012 and his father Laurence in 2016.
Left to miss him are his mother Joyce, his beloved wife and soul mate Barb (nee Burgoyne) of 29 years, his daughters Lindsey Fawcett (Paul), Bailey Warner (Sam) and his four beautiful grandchildren Bremner & Kaidance Hopwood, Clark & Matilda Warner, and his adorable fur baby Jayd (his angel), his loving Father and Mother-in-law Layton and Jean Burgoyne, as well as numerous extended family in both the UK and Canada.
Graham was born in Doncaster, England to his loving parents. Graham’s childhood was influenced by the Salvation Army, Brass Band and Songsters where his love of music flourished. Brass Band was his early life, which eventually lead him to Immigrate to Canada in the late 70’s because of his love and talent to play the Euphonium.
After moving to Canada Graham’s love of sports grew to include football (soccer), hockey, baseball, golf, motorsports, and skiing which led him to appreciate the beauty of Canada and the majestic Rocky Mountains. Although Graham played all of these sports he would be the first to admit (and his wife and mates can attest) that he didn’t excel at any of them! Music and art is where he excelled.
Graham loved to travel and was blessed to have the opportunity to travel to so many different places; his favorite being Maui, Hawaii where he and Barb spend countless winter vacations escaping their Edmonton climate.
Graham loved to laugh and blare his love of rock music with his daughter Lindz, both of them proudly singing loud in competition with one another.
He also made friends easily everywhere he went. Graham loved nothing more than to watch a football (soccer) match, kicking a ball and sharing a pint with his mates.
Graham found his passion when he was hired as a truck driver for Action Express where he built many new friendships that spanned over fifteen years.
As difficult as his journey had become a shining light came into his life in 2018 when Lindz, her loving husband Paul and children Bremner and Kaidance returned to Edmonton. The joy of having them at his side gave a new found love for life.
Graham’s family and loved ones wish to express their Love and Gratitude to Barb for her selfless and devoted care towards her husband to the very end.
Graham’s family would like to thank all of the staff at The Cross Cancer Institute for their dedication and care for the past twelve and a half years. They would also like to thank the pharmacists and staff at Save On Foods Mayfield Common for their compassion and warm hearts.
In lieu of flowers a donation can be made in Graham’s name to Myeloma Alberta Support Society. Please visit their website at multiplemyeloma.ca for further information on how you may donate.
A celebration of Graham’s life will be announced at a later date.
Graham your Spirit is roaming free now, drive into the sunset in your Mini Cooper S (his pride and joy), Ragz and Tobi will ride with you!
Love you to the moon and back!