Mary Doris (nee Brewer) Burke
Ingonish, Nova Scotia
Mom was born October 6, 1920 and grew up in Ingonish. After a brief illness, she passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on September 24, 2017. Mom was a devout Catholic and a member of the CWL for over 50 years. In her earlier years, she liked to travel to Florida with dad and spend her summers in Ingonish where they owned the Carol Ann Restaurant for 25 years. In recent years, mom loved to keep up with current events by reading; also enjoyed knitting and word puzzles, along with visits from family and friends. She is survived by three daughters, Joyce (Robert) Marra, Carol (Jack) Horsley, Ontario and Anita (Allan Chisholm); three sons, Arnold (Dianne Raoul), James (Doreen) and Allan (Donna), Ingonish, and goddaughter, Mary Lou Aucoin. Also, survived by 18 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, and brother-in-law, Pat Burke in Toronto. Mom was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Mom was predeceased by her loving husband, James W. Burke in 1995; son, David in 2007, and daughter-in-law, Jean in 1993. Funeral Mass was celebrated on September 29 at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church with Fr. Bill Burke officiating. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.twcurry.com.