Jackie Burroughs of 'Road to Avonlea' dies

Actress was "passionate, fierce, uncompromising, honest"

Canadian actress Jackie Burroughs has died of stomach cancer at the age of 71. Burroughs, who was originally from England, moved with her family to Canada as a child. She worked extensively on stage in venues like the Stratford Festival, but she is best known to Canadian and international audiences for playing Hetty, the tough but sympathetic spinster aunt on the hit show ‘Road To Avonlea’. Sarah Polley, who co-starred with Burroughs on that show, called her “passionate, fierce, uncompromising, honest.”

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