It is with heavy hearts that we have to say, "until we meet again" to our beloved son, partner, brother and uncle, Elwin Howard Burke. In his 72nd year, on August 4th, 2021 Elwin passed away unexpectedly at Perth Hospital. He will be forever missed by his mother, Madeline Burke. Predeceased by his father, Howard Burke. Cherished by his partner Delores Gemmill (Schonauer) and siblings Ruth, Keith, Joyce (Bill), Edith (Willy) and Sharon (Danny). Forever remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Elwin was a farmer, an auctioneer, a caregiver, a dedicated member of the current Central Frontenac council and a former reeve of Olden Township. From an early age Elwin enjoyed the outdoors, he attended Christ Church OSO for many years and his faith was strong. He loved animals and had a passion for cutting logs and selling lumber. Most of all, he loved taking his mother and partner to many dances in the area and attending euchre parties.
Family and friends will be received at the Goodfellow's Funeral Home, Parham on Monday evening from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 11:00am with Pastor Robert Boutlier officiating. Interment to follow at Christ Church, Oso. Donations to Christ Church OSO Cemetery Fund or Rural Frontenac Community Services Seniors Program would be appreciated by the family, as these organizations were close to Elwin's heart.
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