Bud Burke

1934 - 2016

“Bill” “Bud” Burke – of Owen Sound, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. William Robert Burke at the age of 81 years. Loving husband to Betty (nee Cleveland) for 58 years. Proud father of Beth Walpole, and Bob Burke, both of Wiarton, and Brenda (Don Baker), of Blaine, Washington. Cherished grandfather of Rick, Amanda, Heather, Melissa, Kianna, Crystal, and Jamie; and great-grandfather of Courtney, Jade, Christian, Lincoln, Owen, Kenley, Chloe, and Gabby. Brother of Marlene (Bob Craig), and Paul Burke (Debbie), both of Halifax; and brother-in-law of Lil Cleveland (late Edwin Rowe), of Halifax, and Cecil Cleveland (Heather), of Oshawa. Sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, and son-in-law Glen Mills. Predeceased by a daughter, Kim Mills (2011); parents, Ernest and Clyda; brothers, Ernie, George, Frank, Jimmy, Howard, and Peter; sisters, Clyda “Cis”, Barbara, and Judy; and sisters and brothers -in-law, Mae, Marjorie, Mary, Sylvia, Cyril, and Carl. A memorial gathering to celebrate Bud’s life will be held at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341 on Sunday March 20, 2016 from 11-1. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com


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