With broken hearts we the family of Donald Richard Burke, regret to announce his passing on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born April 18, 1943 in Sydney, Donald was the son of the late Neil and Christina (Seward) Burke.
Don is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Sheila (McCormick) Burke; daughters, Lisa Campbell, Leanne Burke and grandchildren, Sasha MacDonald and James and Jalise Campbell.
Don is also survived by sisters, Sandra (Morris) and Betty (Gordie); brothers, Jimmy (Donna) and Johnny (Evelyn); sisters-in-law, Joan King, Ursula Bradford and Dale Bradford; many nieces and nephews and special longtime friends, Helen and Frank Williams.
Besides his parents, Don was predeceased by his biological mother, Stella Bradford and brothers, Bernie and Leonard Bradford.
Don worked at Sydney Steel, loved to play his guitar and enjoyed spending time with his family. Swimming in the pool and sitting around the fire pit were a few of his favorite things. Don enjoyed planting and tending his garden and he could fix anything he put his hand to. Don was a grateful friend of Bill W. and he loved his cat, Darby.
Don’s family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Glenn Gracie, VON and palliative care staff for the care given to Don in his time of need. A special thank you to neighbours, Kevin and Glenice Head.
At Donald’s request there will be no visitation or service.
Donations in memory of Donald may be made to charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
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