Source for: Michael Andrew Tobin, Abt 1938 - 3 Jan 2003 Index
Death source: S31
Page: 04 Jan 2003
Text: TOBIN, Michael Andrew - 65, Glace Bay, died January 3, 2003, in Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late John Thomas and Cecilia Marie (Burrows) Tobin. He was a membe r of Holy Cross Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Leone Kuta; daughter, Darlene (Hector); sons, Michael Jr. (Sharon), Jim (Barb), John (Leslie); brother, Jim; sisters, Patsy (Clarence) , Helen (Joe); 10 grandchildren. He was predeceased by brother, John; sister, Teri Gordon (MacIsaac). No visitation by request. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday i n V.J. McGillivray Funeral Chapel, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, Father John Graham officiating. Interment in St. Anne's Cemetery, Glace Bay .
Source for: Thomas Edward Burke, Abt 1922 - 29 Sep 2006 Index
Death source: S8
Page: Monday, 02 Oct 2006
Text: Thomas Edward Burke 84, Lingan Thomas Edward Burke age 84 of Lingan and formerly of Maple Avenue in Glace Bay passed away suddenly on Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 as a result of a motor vehicle accident o n the Sydney-Louisbourg Highway. Born in Glace Bay, Tom was the son of the late David and Mary (McKinnon) Burke. Affectionately known as 'Da Burke' to all who knew him, he was a veteran of the Secon d World War and a former member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 3 in Glace Bay. Tom was active in his church and community in his earlier years and for thirty years was a well-known businessma n in his partnership with Moses Chiasson. They ran the successful painting contractor business known as Burke & Chiasson Contractors in Sydney, responsible for painting many churches, schools and busi nesses all through Cape Breton and mainland Nova Scotia. Tom was a Third Degree member of the KOC, Glace Bay Council 1953 and a Fourth Degree Member of the William F. MacLeod Council KOC. Following re tirement he worked as an attendant with the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes in Glace Bay and New Waterford as a very valued asset. In his earlier years he was a talented and avid baseball player and co ached little league baseball in Glace Bay and was proud of his teams accomplishments. When Tom moved to the New Waterford area he made many new friends who appreciated his gentle sense of humor and ki nd ways. He was respected and well loved by all who knew him. Da Burke was a fine family man loving his family get togethers and enjoying the practical jokes and bantering that the family was known fo r. He also had a passion for travelling and couldn't wait to tell you about his trips. Tom was the last surviving member of his immediate family and will be sadly missed. He is survived by his wife, t he former Eleanor (McNeil) Burke, R.N.; daughters, Lorraine (Basil) McGillivray, New Waterford, Sharon (Jim) Gunn, Ingonish, Stephanie (David) Walker, Glace Bay, Anita (J.T.) MacLean, New Waterford, D arlene (Patrick) Burke, Wellington, N.S. and one son Naish (Olga), Glace Bay. Tom is survived by grandchildren, Marilyn, Kenny, Basil Robert, Vincent McGillivray, David, Ignatius 'Nipper', Gregory, Ai nsley, Christopher Burke, Shamus, Odessa Gunn, Kelly, Jay MacLean, Christian, Dana Burke, Chad, David, Keri Walker, Trevor, Tyler Manzine and several great-grandchildren. Tom was predeceased by his fi rst wife the former Emma (Moffatt) Burke; two sisters, Annie Nolan, Mary Kuta; two brothers, Dave and John and stepdaughter, Patsy (McNeil) Manzine, R.N. Visitation is today (Monday), Oct. 2, 2006 fro m 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at the V.J. McGillivrayFuneral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday 11 a.m. in Mount Carmel Church followed by interment in the parish cemete ry. All are welcome to join the family for a reception at the Carmel Centre. As an expression of sympathy for Tom, donations in his memory may be made to the Society of St. Vincent De Paul in New Wate rford or the Carmel Centre. The CWL will hold prayers Monday at 3 p.m. and the KOC from Glace Bay and New Waterford will have prayers at 7:30 p.m. both in the funeral home.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. Peaceful rest, no mortal strife, no doubt, nor fear, nor woe, nor pain can upset your silent slumber. 'Rest in Peace Da Burke .'
Source for: David Burke, Abt 1927 - 2 Mar 1999 Index
Death source: S31
Page: 04 Mar 1999, page D9
Text: BURKE, David - 72, 118 School St., Glace Bay, died March 2, 1999, in Glace Bay Health Care Complex. He was a son of the late David and Mary (MacKinnon) Burke. He was a member of Victoria Presbyteria n Church, Birch Grove. He was employed for a number of years at Dominion Coal Co., and also at Burke and Chiasson Painting Contractors for 30 years until his retirement. He was an avid gardener an d a friend to many. Surviving are his wife, the former Audrey Nicholson; son, Wayne, Barrie, Ont.; brother, Thomas, Lingan; two grandchildren. He was predeceased by son, Lloyd Douglas; brother, John ; sisters, Mary Kuta, Annie Nolan. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral 11 a.m. Friday in Victoria Presbyterian Church, Birch Grove, Rev . Neil McLean officiating. Burial in Black Brook Cemetery. Donations to Victoria Presbyterian Church fund or any charity.