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'''John Burlison'''<br>
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'''John "Happy" Burlison'''<br>
 
'''4 Mar 1951 - 18 Mar 2020'''<br>
 
'''4 Mar 1951 - 18 Mar 2020'''<br>
[[Chesapeake Squares]]<br>
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[[DC Lambda Squares]]<br>
 
Attended [[GCA Caller School]] in 2008<br><br>
 
Attended [[GCA Caller School]] in 2008<br><br>
  
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From all of us at Chesapeake Squares.
 
From all of us at Chesapeake Squares.
  
Scott MacLeod, President
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Scott MacLeod, President<br><br>
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From [[Ett McAtee]], President of [[GCA]]:
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everyone,
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I am very sad to say that one of our own died this past Wednesday of a long bout with pancreatic cancer, Happy Doodle.
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Happy Doodle (John Burlison) died Wednesday. You may remember dancing with him at Ettseteras, DC Lambda Squares, many fly-ins, and at convention. His smile always radiated, and his kindness to others was unmatched. He was a long-time member of the DC Lambda Squares and served as their president for a short time.
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If you'd like, you can send a card to Happy's partner, Ron:
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Ron Dagani
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11400 Strand Dr. Apt 407
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Rockville, MD 20852
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Ron says that once the COVID danger is over, we will have a Celebration of Life gathering to remember Happy and share our stories of how he touched us all.
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Be safe, be well, and tell your loved ones that you do love them, every day.
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(apologies to those who see this message a few times)
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Ett

Revision as of 14:06, 22 March 2020

Happy and his partner Ron Dagani

John "Happy" Burlison
4 Mar 1951 - 18 Mar 2020
DC Lambda Squares
Attended GCA Caller School in 2008

From Happy's partner Ron Dagani:
Happy had been sleeping comfortably around the clock for the past three days. His hospice nurse came to check on him this afternoon. About six hours later, while I was at his side in the bedroom, he took his last breath.
I posted the following on Facebook tonight:

JOHN STUART BURLISON March 4, 1951 – March 18, 2020 My sweet, gentle angel got his wings Wednesday evening. I’m sure he will be bringing joy and happiness to the next world just as he brought to mine. Rest in peace, Happy! I will love you always.

We are planning a celebration of his life, but due to the coronavirus outbreak, it's unclear right now when we will be able to hold it. Stay tuned.

From Chesapeake Squares:

Dear Friends,

A sad note. Many of you will remember John ("Happy", "Happy Doodle") Burlison from his many years of square dancing in the Washington/Baltimore region. He always brought a sense of fun and joie de vivre to dancing with an extra added a la mode scoop of silliness on the side. His smile was contagious and his spirit radiant. His tenderness as a human being he offered to us unsparingly. We will miss you, old buddy.

Deepest condolences to Ron and all who had the privilege to know Happy.

From all of us at Chesapeake Squares.

Scott MacLeod, President

From Ett McAtee, President of GCA:

everyone,

I am very sad to say that one of our own died this past Wednesday of a long bout with pancreatic cancer, Happy Doodle.

Happy Doodle (John Burlison) died Wednesday. You may remember dancing with him at Ettseteras, DC Lambda Squares, many fly-ins, and at convention. His smile always radiated, and his kindness to others was unmatched. He was a long-time member of the DC Lambda Squares and served as their president for a short time.

If you'd like, you can send a card to Happy's partner, Ron: Ron Dagani 11400 Strand Dr. Apt 407 Rockville, MD 20852

Ron says that once the COVID danger is over, we will have a Celebration of Life gathering to remember Happy and share our stories of how he touched us all.

Be safe, be well, and tell your loved ones that you do love them, every day.

(apologies to those who see this message a few times)

Ett