Burke, James Clifford


It is with great sadness and love that we announce the passing of Jim on Sunday, April 12, 2020 at the age of 93 years. Surviving his loss are his son, Brock Burke and his daughter, Lila (Murray) Holtner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty and twin baby sons.

Jim was born in Wetaskiwin January 25, 1927. His family moved to Edmonton and he grew up in the Norwood community. His love of people guided his career which he began with Scott National Fruit Company in travelling sales. There he met his soulmate Betty, at her father’s general store in New Norway. Jim and Betty married on May 5, 1956 and started their life together in Edmonton.

Throughout the years Jim’s entrepreneurial spirit allowed him to be the proprietor of many successful businesses; The Tuck Shop, The Golden Bear Restaurant, The Capilano Smoke and Hobby Shop to name a few.

His intelligence, quick wit and big heart will be remembered fondly by all those whose lives he touched. His retirement was spent with many friends cheering on his favourite sports teams, the Edmonton Eskimos and the Edmonton Oilers.

As per Dad’s wishes there will be no formal services. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Edmonton Humane Society.

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Laurie (Henderson) Nordlund

Brock and Lila, our deepest sympathy on the passing of Uncle Jim . My brother Jim Henderson found Uncle Jim’s passing obit today June 10, 2021. Jim Burke’s sister, and our Mom Isabel (Burk) Henderson passed Nov. 12, 2017.

John Campus Jr

James has always been like a friend to his colleagues, partners, customers and sports team mates. He will be missed by all.
Our condolences to the family and especially Betty, from Kopar At Newton Showflat, partners of The Tuck Shop, where James left a memorable mark in the business.

Heather Bettke Stocks

Lila and Murray, our deepest condolences to you and your family at this sad time. Please know we love you and sending much love and light to you.

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