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Shawn Burr’s funeral will be private, but there may be a public memorial

The funeral arrangements for Shawn Burr will be private, but the Detroit News notes that the family is encouraging Wings fans to donate to the Shawn Burr Foundation (whose goal is to raise funds for and awareness of blood cancers) instead...

Shawn Burr, the popular former Red Wing who passed away this week, will not have a public funeral. The Burr family wanted a private family memorial.

Burr, 47, died Monday from a fall in his St. Clair home.

He was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2011 but was cancer-free after chemotherapy treatments. The following year, though, the leukemia returned. Burr fronted The Shawn Burr Foundation, which raised money for blood cancer research and education.

But the Free Press's George Sipple reports that there may be some sort of public memorial for Burr:

The funeral for former Wings forward Shawn Burr will not be open to the public, but a public memorial event is in the works. Details are not available yet. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to his charity at http://shawnburrfoundation.org Burr .died Monday. He was 47.

The Ted Lindsay Foundation posited a tribute to Burr today:

The Ted Lindsay Foundation would like to express our condolences to the family of Shawn Burr, who passed away this week. Not only was Shawn Burr a great athlete, father, and person, he was a friend to our foundation and helped make our golf outings successful. He will be missed greatly.

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