John Burke

Obituary of John Arthur Burke

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John Arthur Burke, born on June 16, 1955 lost his valiant battle against cancer on June 15, 2024. Anyone that knew John, knew he did not stand on pomp and circumstance and at his request, there will be no memorial service. Those who loved and knew him well know he would hate posthumous accolades. Assertive and direct, John had a big heart and was always ready to provide support and a helping hand. In his career, he laid the stepping stones to opportunity for many. Everywhere he and his wife Carol went, shopping, restaurants, airports, even the hospital, former business associates would greet him and tell a story about how he helped them and how much they respected him. He was so proud of our Son Paul and the man and Father he has become. When our Daughter-in-law Abby first came into our lives John embraced her as a Daughter. His heart was captured the moment he first met our Grandson Marshall John Burke. Being a Grandpa was his greatest joy and he said before he died that his greatest regret was losing time with Marshall. It was his sense of humour that first caught the attention of his wife of 47 years, Carol. It is with deep sadness that his humour is now gone from her life and the retirement adventures they planned together will not be realized. John is survived by his Mother, Beverly Burke, his Sister Wendy Gallager (John) and he is predeceased by his Father, Jack Burke.
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