Chronicle Herald June 5, 2012 BURKE (AMOS), Julie L. - 38, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with breast cancer on June 1, 2012. Julie was born on June 16, 1973, in Saint John, N.B. - the beautiful and talented daughter of Don and Elsie Amos. Julie graduated from Cole Harbour High School in 1991 and went on to study at Ryerson Polytechnic in Toronto. She started her career in the hospitality and tourism industry, moved onto the airline industry before most recently taking a position with the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority at the Halifax Airport. Julie was an incredible woman with a great sense of humour, a contagious smile and a sharp wit. She leaves behind countless friends who will always remember her fondly and the wonderful times they shared. She always enjoyed the private jokes and laughs she shared with her older brother Andrew. From walking her to the school bus as a young girl to joining her for every major medical appointment during her fight with cancer - Julie was always appreciative of her big brother's love, support and comfort. Julie was married to Christopher Burke of St. Peter's in 2009 and they were enjoying a wonderful life together - though they only had a short time together, it was filled with love. Julie's greatest joy and gift to all of us left behind is her wonderful 16 month old son, Jack Amos Burke. She always dreamed of starting a family and Jack was the answer to her prayers. A special piece of Julie will always live on in Jack. Julie wanted to express her love and gratitude to her parents who cared for her right up to the end. She was more than a daughter to Don and Elsie - she was their best friend. She leaves behind a huge void in their heart. Julie wished to thank them for giving her the perfect childhood and upbringing - filled with love and laughs. She is also survived and missed by wonderful sisters-in-law (Wanda and Raylene), numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, niece Lisa and nephew Logan, as well as her maternal grandmother. Julie touched each of their lives in unique and special ways and no family get-together will ever be the same without her. Funeral services will take place in Dart-mouth Memorial Gardens and Atlantic Funeral Home on Main Street in Dartmouth at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 7th. Visitation will take place on Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7p.m. to 9 p.m.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Eleanor Tracey and Bill Jefferson (Other) Entered 06/24/2012 from Harvey, N.B. Dear Elsie, Don and Andrew - We were so sad to hear of your loss. We remember Julie as the little girl who lived next door to us on Sylvia Drive in Saint John with the blond hair and the big smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sincerely Tracey and Jeff.
Denise Melanson (Friend) Entered 06/09/2012 from Halifax, N.S. Nicole, Some souls leave us much too soon and Julie is one of them. Hope you can somehow feel all the many warm thoughts and prayers that are with you and your family now. With Sympathy, Denise and Lance
Gail Ryan (Friend) Entered 06/08/2012 from St. John's NL Don, Elsie and Andrew: I just received word today about Julie and I was devastated. She was a beautiful girl and I remember her before she went on to Ryerson when we were neighbours in Cole Harbour and she used to call you at work. My daughter Rhonda was only one year older. I can't imagine what you are going through as I sit here with tears in my eyes but please remember my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time in your lives. God bless and may you see her spirit in her little boy's eyes. Gail
Maria Thebeau (Friend) Entered 06/07/2012 from Aldouane, N.B. Dear Don, Elsie, Andrew, Christopher & family, What a beautiful daughter God gave you to Love and share. She will always be with you and her son.I only met Julie once at the cottage and I was left with a loving image of her. We were not able to be at the service today but our hearts were with you throughout the day.May God give you the strenght needed to support you throughout these difficult days.With all our Sympathy, Maria Thebeau & Bob LeGoff
Bill and Claire Blight (Friend) Entered 06/07/2012 Our thought and prayers are with you. May all your fond memories of Julie be like a warm blanket, a source of comfort at this very difficult time. Claire and Bill
Bonnie (Graham) Hartt (Friend) Entered 06/06/2012 from Halifax Nicole, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family... Bonnie (Graham) Hartt
Fran O'Connor (Other) Entered 06/06/2012 from Springdale, N.B. Dear Don and Elsie: I am so sorry to hear of your daughter's passing. I remember both Julie and Andrew as children at the Public Works Picnics many years ago. May God grant you the fullness of his love today and everyday, especially at this difficult time. Fran O'Connor
Danielle Dixon-Toulouse (Friend) Entered 06/06/2012 from Dartmouth, NS My deepest and most sincere condolences to Julie's husband, son Jack and her parents and brother. I was a high school friend of Julie's and Julie always had the same "spark" of energy and light that she had until her passing. How could you not like her? :) She was always kind and always with a smile, and one of the fondest memories I have of Julie in those high school days is the love of her dying her hair :). I particuarly remember one time she died it bleached blonde and Julie explained she was styling it the same exact way Madonna had in her "Express Yourself" video. Complete with the touseled curls and when she told me that she was imitating that style, every single time I heard that song from the day that she told me that story and through the past 15 + years, I always think of Julie. Beautiful and spirited Julie. I'm sure that vivaciousness and spirit lives in Jack. I am truly sorry for your loss and please know that you are in my prayers and thoughts. Danielle Dixon-Toulouse
Mavis O'Donnell (Friend) Entered 06/06/2012 from Fredericton,NB We send our sincerest sympathy for the tragic outcome of your daughter's battle with cancer. Nothing we could say would ease your grief and despair but please know you are being remembered by all your friends "back home". We are so very, very sorry for this unimaginable loss of your precious daughter, Julie. Sincerely, Mavis and Fred O'Donnell
Jean Emery (Friend) Entered 06/06/2012 from Saint John, N.B. Dear Don, Elsie and Andrew. So many memories of a beautiful liittle girl with the blond hair and the beautiful smile. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Jean Emery and family
Rick Colbourne (Other) Entered 06/05/2012 from Windsor Junction Andrew and Family Andrew, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Know that my prayers are with you and your family in this very difficult time. Rick
Todd Daly (Other) Entered 06/05/2012 from Saint John NB To the Amos family, My deepest sympathy for your loss,thinking of you at this difficult time.
Karen Pierce (Family) Entered 06/05/2012 from Brookfield, N.S. Nicole,I am saddened to read your dear niece Julie's obituary today. I hope the support from family and your many friends helps to ease some of your sorrow. My thoughts are with you and your family. Sincerely, Karen Pierce
Claude and Ruth MacDonald (Other) Entered 06/05/2012 from Riverview,NB Andrew,Wanda and family There are no words to express the depth of our sadness for Julie's death. We know how much you loved Julie and we are so sorry for your loss. Jack is such a wonderful light in your lives may he be a source of comfort and hope for you in the coming days. You are in our thoughts and prayers, Claude and Ruth xo
Kathleen Boudreau (Other) Entered 06/05/2012 from St. Peter's, NS Dear Chris & Family: Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. Take Care and God Bless! Kathleen Boudreau, St. Peter's, NS
Burial: Unknown Specifically: Services at Dartmouth Memorial Garden