BURNS, MICHAEL E.; of Waterford; died November 3, 2014; at 59 years of age after a courageous battle. Loving husband of Anita (nee Gomez) for 13 years; beloved father of Jason (fiancee Brandy) Burns, Carmella (John) Moran, Monica (Jim) Mitchell; and special PaPa to Angelica and Jacob; brother of Robert (Carol) Burns, Cheryl (Phil) Collins and the late Rosemary Martin; grandfather of eight; great grandfather of one; also survived and loved by many extended family and friends. Mike retired from the Canadian National Railroad after 38 years of service. He lived life to the fullest whether rough and tumble or spending time fishing with his grandkids. People gravitated to him. Funeral Mass Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent De Paul, 46408 Woodward Avenue, Pontiac. Family will receive friends Wednesday 3 to 9 p.m. with a Celebration of Life Service at 6 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME-WATERFORD and Visitation Thursday 10 a.m. at church. To send a condolence to the family, go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/obituariesPublished in Daily Tribune on Nov. 5, 2014+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View all messages 4 "Mike was a great guy to work with at CN .... always had..."- william nestle"Sorry for your loss. I sat next to Mike in Troy for years."- Randy Plumley"Sorry to hear of Mike's passing. We shared a lot of years at..."- Karl Raczka"So sorry for you loss."- scott maidment Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Michael Burns Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for Michael Burns Add a photo + http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailytribune/obituary.aspx?n=michael-e-burns&pid=173054125&fhid=5753