The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OBITUARIES -

Peace­fully in her 90th year, Vera passed away in Cal­gary, Al­berta. She started life in Breadal­bane to Adam and Cassie MacKen­zie. Af­ter mov­ing to Char­lot­te­town, she met and mar­ried Doug Burke. They moved to Toronto, had four chil­dren, briefly re­turned to the Is­land, and then set­tled in South­ern On­tario. Af­ter Doug’s pass­ing, Vera re­turned to Char­lot­te­town and lived with her late sis­ters, Wilma MacKen­zie and Mary Gunn. Six years ago, she chose to move to Cal­gary where she had made nu­mer­ous vis­its for twenty-five years to spend time with her daugh­ter’s fam­ily. She got to watch her “Western Grand­chil­dren” grow up. Brianna, Adam, and Aricka (David) were im­mensely lov­ing and car­ing in her fi­nal years. She also got to welcome and spend time with three great-grand­chil­dren - Alexa, Ly­dia and Ry­ersen. Fam­ily gath­er­ings were al­ways filled with laugh­ter and hugs. Her other great grand­child, Brody, lives in On­tario. She said these ba­bies were her great­est legacy. She also leaves be­hind her daugh­ter, Roma (Rick Mei); her sons Alan (San­dra), grand­chil­dren Jeffrey and Stephanie (Adam); and Calvin. Her son Ron ( Janet) pre­de­ceased her. While in Char­lot­te­town, Vera was an ac­tive mem­ber in Trin­ity’s UCW and in the QEH Women’s Aux­il­iary. As Vera wished, cre­ma­tion has taken place and a pri­vate burial will oc­cur at a later date “back home” in Char­lot­te­town. From the Is­land to Western Canada, chil­dren to great-grand­chil­dren, birth to death - Vera’s jour­ney was a won­der­ful cir­cle of life.

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