Phyllis Jean Burke
1933 - 2022
Phyllis Jean Burke
Visitation Information
June 2, 2022
Visitation Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Visitation Location
Jones Family Funeral Centre
Requested Charity
Canadian Diabetes Association
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It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Phyllis Jean Burke (Carr), 88, of Amherst, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre.  Phyllis was born in Parrsboro, a daughter of the late Edward and Doris (McAloney) Carr.

Phyllis’ greatest joy was her family and the time spent with them. She loved shopping trips, yard sales and just a drive in the car. She was always ready to take anyone on in a good game of cards, especially crib and 45’s. Her spare time was spent reading, quilting and knitting and she managed to keep her family supplied with quilts and knitted socks, mitts and hats. 

She made friends easily and will be fondly remembered for her feisty and generous spirit.

 Phyllis will be sadly missed by her, daughter, Marcia Sparks (Doug) of Amherst; sons, Robert (Susan) of Amherst and Barry (Cindy) of Tidnish; grandchildren, Deanna (Jamie), Christopher (Julie), Amelia, Brittany (Alex), Hayley; great grandchildren, Madelaine, Audrey, Cheyenne and Regan; a sister, Mildred Carr-Shrum; a sister-in-law, Patsy Hacking, special niece Sandra Dunphy as well as several nieces and nephews

Besides her parents, Phyllis was predeceased by her husband, Robert; her daughter, Elaine Burke-Gauvin; her siblings, Irene McCully, Betty Collinson and Charles Carr.

Arrangements are under the care and supervision of Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church Street, Amherst (902-667-8777).  Honouring Phyllis' wishes, cremation has taken place.  An afternoon of remembrance will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 2-4 pm.

Donations in memory of Phyllis may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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

Phyllis Jean Burke