Glenn Matthew Burke

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Glenn died suddenly at his home in Edmonton. Predeceased by his mother Janet Marion Burke (Dec 2009) and his father William Brian Burke (Oct 2006). He is survived by his eldest brother Lorne (Lori) of Edmonton, and younger siblings Janet of Bermuda, Christine (Phil) of Vancouver, Barry of Vancouver, Janice (Scott) of Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and Joe (Glynis) of Vancouver. Glenn leaves behind eleven nieces and nephews whom he dearly loved and saw too rarely plus a large extended family of Burkes and Pettingers. We would be remiss to not include his Emma Lake, Sask “ family” from his many happy childhood summers spent there.

Glenn lived in Edmonton his entire life. He was an avid sports fan and in his youth, an excellent hockey player and natural athlete. He experienced many struggles in life, but was fortunate to be able to rely on loyal friends, neighbours, and especially his brother Lorne, and dear lifetime friends Pat Feehan and Kevin Hogan. He was employed at the City of Edmonton his entire adult life, working at various golf courses throughout the city. It is fair to say that Glenn became a kinder gentler soul in his later years—his siblings could always rely on a birthday call from him, ending with a heartfelt “I love you”.

A Memorial to Glenn will take place at the Victoria Social Room, Victoria Golf Course (12130 River Valley Road, Edmonton) on Sunday, August 20th at 11 am.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Glenn to The Kidney Foundation of Canada or Ovarian Cancer Canada.

 

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Len Early

I’m so sorry to hear about Glenn. I have good memories of him as a kid and teenager at Emma Lake–always pleasant and fun to be around. My condolences to his brothers and sisters and their families.

Dan Heller

Great guy, always quick with a joke and jab. Kind heart and an honest man, Will be missed.

Michael hogan

My condolences to the family. Glenn held a very special place in the Hogan family and was deeply loved. I will always cherish his friendship,his kindness,his humour,his amazing athletic talents. To me,and especially with my mother, Glenn was someone special,and had such a kind soul.. I am really going to miss you Glennie. RIP

Linda And Pete Rault

We were lucky to have been neighbors of Lorne and Lori and then Glenn for many-many years. While he always kept to himself Glenn was so generous with his time – he would shovel our walks in the winter, look after our mail and house while we were away or just “shoot the breeze” with us in the alley. We always had to be on our toes to beat Glenn out to do the shoveling. He was a wonderful fellow, a dedicated friend and a really special neighbor.
We will have nothing but fond memories of Glenn.

Sharon Griffin (Walker)

I was so surprised and sad to hear of Glenn’s passing. I am overwhelmed by the many childhood memories of good times at the lake with all of you Burkes. Glenn had such a witty sense of humour. My heart goes out to all of you at this time. We are separated by distance but childhood memories will keep us closely bonded forever. Warm hugs to all of you. He will be missed. XOXOXO

Beverly Fahlman

I will always remember Glenn as a very sweet and sensitive soul. His capacity for kindness was boundless. Deepest condolences to his family during this very sad and difficult time and may you find comfort in knowing he left a very large footprint on this world.

Louis Beauchamp

Sorry for his loss and condolences to friends and family. He was a school chum and I will always hold fond memories of our friendship. Rest in Peace. I am not in the country right now but thoughts with you all on Aug 20. Xo

Glenn McMeckan

I was very shocked to hear of Glenn’s passing. I worked with Glenn for about 21 years at Rundle Golf course. I am sad that he’s gone. He was a nice guy and we had plenty of laughs through the years.

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