In 2008, the Town of Stanstead and Stanstead College started to discuss building a new arena. It was in November 2009 that Pat Burns agreed to lend his name and profile to the arena. Unfortunately, on November 19, 2010, Pat Burns lost his third battle with cancer. When he passed away, he was surrounded by his family at La Maison Aube-Lumière in Sherbrooke.
He was never able to see the finished product, but Pat Burns' legacy lives on, and generations of hockey players will know who Pat Burns was.