William "Jim" James BURNS

Of Timboon

Passed away peacefully at Warrnambool on December 29, 2022

Aged 65 years

Dearly loved husband of Leonie Smith

Loved son of Jim and Gwen (both deceased)

Loved brother of Sandra, Sam, Lyndell and their families

Loved son-in-law of Ray and Joy Smith and their families

Funeral Notice

ServiceJanuary 6, 2023 - 2:00 pm56-60 Verdon Street Warrnambool, VIC Venue: Eastern Park Chapel

A Memorial Service for the life of JIM will be held in the Eastern Park Chapel, 271 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool on FRIDAY (January 6) commencing at 2pm There will be an opportunity for sharing of memories during the Memorial Service Private burial Visit Guyetts Funerals webpage to leave tributes and condolences.


  1. Unfortunately very late I got to know the saddening information about Jims death.
    I appreciated his quiet and kind character.
    I am sure you all miss him dreadfully.
    Condolences to the whole Family.

    Gertie from Germany

    Gertrud Hochheuser May 14, 2023
  2. Dear Leonie

    My partner Brendon and I had the privilege of meeting both Jim and you late last year at a birthday celebration in Heathcote. The lovely extended conversation we shared at the dinner table had an impact on me at the time and will be treasured even more now.

    I recall Jim’s initially quiet presence and engaging conversation being complimented perfectly when you joined us and we covered some interesting and lively topics. I recall Jim’s quiet humour, thoughtfulness and intelligence as well as his gentle smile and banter with you. It was obvious that you shared a very special partnership.

    I was so very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.

    Brendon and I extend our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you and Jim’s extended family at this unbearable time.

    We will continue to keep you in our thoughts ongoing.

    Carol Bradford and Brendon Schurmann

    Carol Bradford January 6, 2023
  3. To Leonie and family. Jim was one of the kindest, thoughtful and most supportive colleagues that I had the privilege of working with at PA. Jim certainly made the world a better place while he was here. My deepest condolences.
    Wade Hughes

    Wade S Hughes January 3, 2023
  4. Sorry to read of the recent passing of Jim, Condolences to Leonie, Sandra, Sam, Lyndell and all their families.
    Our family always had very fond memories of Jim who was always a welcomed visitor in our home. R.I.P.Jim

    Lyn Gent January 1, 2023
  5. Thinking of you Leonie at this very sad time. Jim was such a funny character & I treasure the time I worked with him.
    RIP Jim.

    Julie Smith January 1, 2023
  6. The Davenport family always enjoyed visiting Jim, Gwen, Sandra, Jim, Sam and Lyndell at the Burns farm at the sisters. I am sure that Jim will be missed by all that knew him.


    Kenneth James Davenport December 31, 2022
  7. William James ‘Jim’ BURNS
    10.12.1957 – 29.12.2022

    Passed away peacefully at South West Healthcare, Warrnambool.

    A quiet, much respected and gentle man who was a much-loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle, grand-uncle and friend of Sandra, Tom, Angela, Fiona, Amelia, Lewis, Joseph and Danny.

    Another link in our family chain broken. Rest in Peace.

    Fitzgerald Family December 31, 2022
  8. Sorry to learn of cousin Jim’s passing. Condolences to Leonie, Sandra, Sam, Lyndell and all their families.
    Good memories of fun we had on the farm at The Sisters in our younger years.

    Garth Drake December 30, 2022