Nova Scotia, Canada
|Death: ||Jan. 15, 2011|
Nova Scotia, Canada
Daniel ‘Danny' Burke
82, New Waterford
The family of Daniel ‘Danny' Burke, mourn the loss of a wonderful brother and uncle in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, on Saturday, January 15th, 2011.
Danny was the son of the late Joseph and Minnie (Tighe) Burke of Victoria Mines.
Danny was a miner, a handyman, a singer and guitar player with the Cape Breton Aces, they had a weekly radio show and played for dances and weddings across Cape Breton.
Danny is survived by his brother, Patrick ‘Sonny' Burke of Hamilton, Ontario, sisters in law, Gloria Burke, Irma Burke, Christina Burke and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by four sisters and their spouses, Adeline (Murray) Timmons, Nancy (Raymond) MacNeil, Roberta ‘Sister '(Duncan) MacGillivray and Theresa "Bea'(Allan) Reid as well as four brothers, Michael, Joseph, Earl and Osbourne ' Buddie' Burke.
A special thank you to his niece, Grace MacKesey who has been a close friend to Danny for many years. She was a great comfort to him in his final days. A very special thank you to his nephew, John O. Wilson, for his kindness to Danny and the many hours of taking him where ever he needed to go, getting him to and being by his side for many days at the hospital and to John O's wife, Sandra Wilson for her kindness and understanding during this sad time. To the residents of the seniors building who were so kind and phoned when they thought Danny needed help.
His nephew, Francis Reid and cousin, Eldon Burke, as always were there to console and help Danny. The nurses and doctors at New Waterford and Cape Breton Regional Hospital were wonderful. To others, thank you for your visits and kind words.
At Danny's request, his body was donated to Dalhousie Medical Research Centre so that doctors may learn, lives may be saved and suffering put to an end. There will be no visitation, a family memorial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dalhousie Medical Research Center, Halifax or a charity of one's own choice.
On line condolences to the family can be sent through the V.J .McGillivray Funeral Home Website in New Waterford: www.vjmcgillivray.ca
Body donated to medical science
Created by: Sharon Lavash Hawkins
Record added: May 13, 2011
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