Line Burns is the long time and beloved wife of the amazing NHL Coach Pat Burns who recently passed away after he lost his battle to lung cancer. Would you like to know more about Mrs. Burns? How did she meet Coach Burns? When did they get married? Where? Who are the rest of their family members? Keep reading to know all there is about Line Burns and don’t miss the photos and video after the jump.
Line Burns’ Husband was the amazing, kind 58 year old NHL coach from Montreal, Canada. He began his coaching career in ice hockey with a Canadian junior league back in the late 80’s. He made his presence in the NHL in 1998 with the Montreal Canadians, followed by the Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and his last team the New Jersey Devils with whom he won the Stanley Cup in 2003. He retired in 2005, after receiving his third Cancer diagnosis that had been threatening his life and his family’s happiness since 2004 when he was diagnosed with Colon Cancer, he went into surgery (Not confirmed what kind of surgery), their Florida Home was severely damaged by a hurricane, in 2005 a year after the cancer was back, this time in his liver and lastly on his lungs in 2009. Line lost her husband on November 19th, 2010 at Maison Aube-Lumiere in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
His lovely wife Line Gignac Burns is 51 years old also from Canada. She speaks French and English, during the happy and agitated years of her life with her hubby she created a cozy and warm home in Lake Suzy, Florida, Gilmanton, New Hamsphire, Punta Gorda, Florida, West Orange in New Jersey until returning to her beloved Canada where she spent the last days of her hubby’s life taking care of him, supporting him, humoring him and most of all loving him with all of her heart.
“To my husband, Pat, thank you for being a living proof of courage, determination and hope, and this on a day-to-day basis,” Said Line Burns
Line knew the terrible day will come, ever since her hubby decided not to treat his lung cancer when it was discovered to be in an advanced stage at the time they found out, but she didn’t just stand there feeling miserable, not her style at all she might be sensitive but when it comes to giving all of her support even if she is dying on the inside Mrs. Burns is the best. She has been not only an important figure in her hubby’s life but for the Burns and Gignac family as well.
Her children, well they are not little children anymore but in a mother’s heart they will be forever her children – her girl Maureen and son Jason. Although this may not be accurate, Line is also the mother of son Maxime and daughter Stephanie (they were referred as the coach’s stepchildren by the media). Check out the Burns family picture here.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Line Burns and her children, the rest of her family, friends and fans throughout this terrible time. Share your comments with us and send a message to Line. While you take a thought to that check out the photos and videos below.