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WILLIAM GEORGE BURKE
Born: Oct 02, 1952
Date of Passing: Apr 24, 2022Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
WILLIAM GEORGE BURKE
October 2, 1952 - April 24, 2022
With sad hearts we announce the passing of our brother and uncle, George, in Abbotsford, BC.
He is survived by sister Christine (Raymond) Andrusiak of Winnipeg; brother Larry Scott's son Sheldon (his daughter Brenda and her daughter Olivia); Sheldon's youngest daughter Faith; also brother Larry's daughter Sherri (her sons, Albert and Nathaniel) all of Winnipeg; brother Wm. (Bill) Scott of Broadview, SK (his daughter Crystal [Kevin] Zepick and their sons, Brody and Luke of Kipling, SK); sister Diane Ruesgen (Roland) of Kelowna (their daughter Megan [Toby] Lindsay of Kamloops) and their son Jesse of Kelowna; brother Brian (Linda) Burke and daughter Cassidy of Abbotsford. As well, many cousins and friends.
George was predeceased by his father Douglas Jack Burke (1989); mother Josephine Marie Burke (2020); brother Larry Scott (2007); brother-in-law Raymond Andrusiak (2017) and nephew Justin Scott (1996).
George was born in Brandon, Manitoba and went to high school in Winnipeg (Transcona). In 1985 he moved permanently with his dad and brother Brian to Abbotsford, BC. For approximately 20 years George was a member of the Abbotsford Flying Club and much enjoyed the camaraderie as well while volunteering at the Annual Air Show. In later years, though he dealt with many health issues, his faith in the good Lord never wavered.
Cremation has taken place and arrangements are pending for a private family graveside service in Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Diabetes Canada; the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice in your area.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 14, 2022
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
I enjoyed knowing George as a member of the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Airshow. For many years and a fair few beers we enjoyed George and his love of a good practical joke or story. God Bless you Big Guy, you will be missed. - Posted by: Murray Webb (Friend) on: May 15, 2022
Sincere Condolences to all the family at this very difficult time. Rest In Peace George 🙏🏼🌹🙏🏼 Hugs from Michel, Darlene Moriaux & family - Posted by: Darlene Moriaux/Michel Moriaux (My husband first cousin ) on: May 14, 2022
My condolences to Christine and family. George was a childhood friend growing up on Melrose Avenue in the 1950's and 60's pre i-phones, tablets and video games. Playing outside with friends was an important source of entertainment and social interaction; baseball, hide-and-go-seek (sometimes in the lumber yard), tag and just hanging out on hot summer days. George was a good sport who obliged me by playing hop scotch when no one else wanted to. Those were good times. Thank you George for being a part of those happy childhood memories. May the good Lord be gracious unto you and give you peace. - Posted by: Carol Brisley (Childhood friend) on: May 14, 2022
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