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Robert "Robbie" J. Burke


Robert "Robbie" J. Burke

Robert "Robbie" J. Burke, 93 years of age, of Amherst, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 8, 2020 at the All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Joggins, he was a son of the late Albert & Daisy (Melanson) Burke.

Robbie worked as a Service Manager at Amherst Chrysler for over 40 years. He loved gardening, camping, woodworking, clamming, watching Blue Jays baseball and spending time with family and friends. His earlier years were spent in Parrsboro, where he enjoyed curling, being a member of the Parrsboro Citizens Band and leading the Sea Cadets.

Robbie will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 63 years, Phyllis (Carr) Burke, daughter, Marcia Sparks (Doug) of Amherst, sons, Robert (Susan) of Amherst, Barry (Cindy) of Amherst, grandchildren, Deanna, Christopher, Amelia, Brittany, Hayley; great grandchildren, Madelaine, Audrey & Cheyenne, sister, Patricia Hacking of BC;  several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Robert was predeceased by his daughter, Elaine Burke- Gauvin, brother, Bernard.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS, (902-667-8777). No visitation by request. A private graveside service will be held at Saint Brigid's Cemetery, Parrsboro at a later date.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Springhill Hospital, Palliative Care or a charity of your choice.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Robbie's online memorial at or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.

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Burial Time
Later date
Burial Location
Saint Brigid's Cemetery, Parrsboro, NS

Requested Charity
All Saints Springhill Hospital, Palliative Care or a charity of your choice.