Obituary of Catherine Burke,Glace Bay
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Catherine (Tiny)
Burke, age 85, on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Seaview Manor, Glace Bay.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Ned and Peggy (MacLeod)
Catherine enjoyed life surrounded by family and friends. She will be long
remembered for her sense of humor and quick wit. If Tiny was in a room there
was sure to be laughter. She had a way with words and loved to tease those
she held dearest. It was our pleasure to listen to nana share jokes and
stories. At the end of every visit, she would say 'keep your eyes open.' Now
we ask that of her ,to keep her eyes open and watch out for us.
Outside of the home, Catherine worked at Hopkins Fish Plant and volunteered
for many years at the Army and Navy in Glace Bay where she made many
friends. She will be sadly missed by close friends Sonny and
Wilfred and Elvina.
Catherine is survived by her two sons, Robert (Noel), Howard (Charlene) ;
three daughters, Mary, Margaret (John),Marie (Bomber); her seven adoring
grandchildren and two great -grandchildren. She is also survived by brother,
Allie O'Donnell and sister, Georgina McInnis and sisters in law, Beverly and Elsie O'Donnell
Beside her parents, she was predeceased by the father of her children, Fred Burke; infant
daughter, Ellen; brothers, Eddie, Tommy, Gary; sister, Florence Smiley.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday August 30, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. The funeral
mass, officiated by Fr. Anthony O'Connor, will be held on Thursday, August 31,
at 10 a.m. in St Anne's Church, Glace Bay. Interment will follow in St. Anne's
Cemetery. A reception will take place in the church foyer.
We would like to extend our gratitude to the doctors and staff of the
Seaview Manor for the kindness and care given to Catherine over the last few
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her memory may be made to the
Alzheimer's Society of Canada.
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