Burke succumbed to surgery complications in the Langley Hospital, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at the age of 69.
Born in Chilliwack, June 17, 1944 to parents Harold and Anne. He is predeceased by his parents, brother Fred and first wife, Doreen. Burke apprenticed as a heavy duty mechanic for Finning. He then worked in Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Campbell River, Fort Nelson, Squamish, Smithers, and Houston. Burke and Shirley retired to their beautiful Princeton acreage in 2000. Burke made friends everywhere he went.
Burke expertly monkey-wrenched many Cat engines, made “prize winning” buns, loved to hay his field, grew wheat grass for his chickens and listened to bluegrass music.
Burke is sadly missed by partner Shirley Campbell; sons Keith and Grant and grandson Eric; Step-family Barb, Matt, Charlotte, Thomas, Susanna and Laura and Nik.
Burke always had time to stop and chat to his friends.
A celebration of Burke’s Life was held Saturday, December 21st at St. Paul’s United Church Hall (190 1st Street) at 1:00 p.m., in Princeton.
Donations to Union Gospel Mission or Squamish Hospice Society would please Burke.