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Life of Tommy Burns celebrated at his funeral (SN)

SoccerNews in Scottish Premier League 21 May 2008

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In Glasgow yesterday top football figures paid their respects to former Celtic and Scottish international footballer and coach, Tommy Burns.

Burns died last Thursday of skin cancer at the age of fifty one.

Burns played for Celtic from 1975-89 and represented Scotland eight times. He went on to manage Celtic for three seasons and in 1995 won the club’s first trophy in six years in the Scottish Cup. He was recognized as one of Scotland’s best coaches.

He was described in a eulogy at a requiem mass at St. MaryÂ’s Church by former team mate Billy Stark as a dignified man of principle, a man generous of heart. He went on to say that he cared for those who were less fortunate than himself as well as treasuring the three things in life most dear to him: His family; his faith and football, especially his beloved Celtic.

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