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From my Facebook page: "I also learned of the death of a gentleman with whom I served on a couple of boards within Jefferson county. He was an outspoken man who said his piece and was not shy about his platforms or beliefs. He was truly a visionary when it came to campaigning and actually stated things as they were. While we did not see eye to eye on many issues we both shared a common vision for the future of Jefferson County. We just disagreed on the best approach to solving issues but that was basically routed in partisanship, but we both saw the endgame in sight. I will continue to work towards that goal in Mr Ed Burns name. RIP my Friend. Thank you for all of your kind words, your tutelage and your work to make this county better."
Those words are heartfelt and I challenge any man or woman to stand up for their beliefs and the defense of this county, state or nation in the same manor as Mr Ed Burns.
"BRIAN, Close the window! You're letting all the Stank out...." "Ahh, ahh, ahh and boom goes the dynamite."
DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS(It's not nice to pick on retards.)
Ed was never one to shy away from hands on, community service, a trait that has become rare in our fast paced, electronic society.
Ed is shown below this past Saturday, the last one of his life, which he spent helping the Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition (he was a member of the BRWC board) clean up our Shenandoah River.
How did he pass away?
"Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.."- Benjamin Franklin..American Statesman..1880
someone said he was killed.they said listen to the news.i don't hear much news but looks like some body on here could let every one know what is going on.
RIP my friend. You will be sorely missed by me and everyone in the community. Godspeed friend.
I'll remember Ed as I first met him smiling softly paddling down a river in his canoe.
Likewise I met him at the BRWC meetings and was impressed with his work with that group along with what he was trying to do with at the fire department. He will be missed.
Spirit of Jefferson is reporting it as a "tree-trimming accident in his yard". Sends chills up me... I didn't know him, but it's obvious his impact on this community. How sad. As mentioned in other places here, none of us are guaranteed tomorrow. Praying we all are impacted not only with his life, but also with his death in a positive way.
He was a great guy and very committed to the community. He was an honest man who had his opinions and wasn't afraid to speak his mind. I really liked him for that.
“I know up on the top you are seeing great sights, but down at the bottom we, too, should have rights. "Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories"” by Dr. Seuss
He was more a friendly acquaintance to me. He was a nice guy, fun loving guy. Very passionate about everything he was involved in. It's a sad loss that will be felt by many. Sucks.
If you do not know if I am joking or just being an asshole. Assume both.
He was very passionate about his community and was involved more than many to make this a better place to live. We didn't always agree on issues but he was always a gentleman and sincere. He will be missed.
\"Some people march to a different drummer. Why do I keep hearing orchestras?\"
Ed and I were fairly good friends. I road the MARC train with him and his wonderful wife Ros for years. He's always been a genuine, caring, fun to laugh with gentleman. He will be very missed by this community and me. My God bless Ros and his family and may Ed rest in peace.
I only met Ed recently at the firehouse and JeffCo Emrgency Serives meetings. It was easy to see how passionate he was about making things better for the community. We have lost a wonderful man and true asset to the community. My heartfelt condolences go out to Ros and family for this tremendous loss.
Ed was a terrific guy. Many on the Mountain are mourning because they know how much he contributed to the community and how much he gave of himself. Prayers and good wishes go out to his family and friends.
Ed was a great guy who taught me a lot while we worked together on the BRWC. He may not have agreed with everyone's opinions but his main goal was betterment of the local community in his service. His untimely death is sad and a large loss to his family, friends, and the local community. I am still laughing of how annoyed he got when someone dropped a tire (loaded with river mud) and covered him with smelly river mud at the river clean-up. His reaction was funny and priceless. I still cannot believe he is gone. RIP Ed.
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A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved.It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.
The family and friends had a well attended celebration of Ed's life and accomplishments today. I have the list of charities from the program and can share it with interested people. Senator Unger read a remembrance from the Governor and numerous others spoke of their memories of him.