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BURKE – Edith (Edie) Lorraine (nee Reddaway)

November 19, 1965 – October 21, 2009

Edie Burke, beloved wife of Gary Burke and loving mother of Ryan and Christine, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at the age of 43 years.

Besides her loving husband and children, Edie is survived by her parents Ralph and Elsie Reddaway of Melita, MB as well as nine siblings and their families. She was predeceased by two brothers and a sister.

A Celebration of Edie’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. A private Graveside Service will be held at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation for Team Spedie http://cl10.uncoverthecure.org/

In living memory of Edie Burke, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Dennis Wheatland :

    Dear Gary, We are so very sorry for your family’s loss. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. Although I only met Edie once she left a lasting impression that only special people can do. Please accept our condolences.
    Your friends,
    Dennis & Sheliza.

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  2. Heather & Steve :

    Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. Hold tight to memories for comfort.

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  3. Brian & Lisa Crepeele Melita, MB. :

    Our thoughts and sympathy are with all of you at this difficult time. I went to school with Edie and always remember her fun loving attitude and her bubbly personality.

    Our sincere sympathy
    Brian, Lisa & Brady Crepeele

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  4. Bill and Megan Darling :

    We are thinking of you Gary, Ryan and Christine. We can hear Edie’s wonderful laugh right now and are smiling with our memories of our times spent with such a beautiful person. We are glad to have had the opportunity to know her.
    All our love and prayers.
    Bill and Megan Darling

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  5. Gary, I am so very sorry to hear about Edie. My heart goes out to you, Ryan and Christine during this difficult time.

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  6. Cori, Dave, Chris & Adam Rodgers :

    We are so very sorry to hear of Edie’s passing. Our family has many wonderful memories of Edie. She could always make us laugh and was a true friend when we needed her. Our prayers go out to Gary, Ryan & Christine.

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  7. Sharon and Egan Fitzpatrick :

    Will always remember her smiling face and adventurous spirit. Gary, Ryan and Christine, our thoughts and prayers and love are with you.

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  8. Laura and John Sokal and family :

    Gary, Ryan and Christine,

    We are so sorry to hear your sad news. Our family’s thoughts are with you.

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  9. Cathy Falcione :

    Gary, our sincere thoughts and condolences are with you and your family, I’m deeply sorry for your loss.
    Cathy Falcione and family

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  10. Sandi Williamson (Sam Penner) :

    To The Reddaway Family:

    I am so sorry to hear about Edie. I remember her as a child when we all used played together and lived in Melita.
    My Heart and Prayers go out to you and your family.

    Love Sandi Williamson
    (Sam Penner)

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  11. Sandi Williamson (Sam Penner) :

    To The Reddaway Family:
    Our Hearts and Prayers go to your family.
    With Love The Penners
    (Sam Grammahouston@yahoo.com)

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  12. Carolyn Grace Mendez :

    I wish to convey my sincere condolences to the family, siblings and friends of Edie Burke.

    Even though we never met, I knew of her through her husband, Gary, my Manager and friend.

    May she rest in peace and may she live on in the hearts of those whom she loved and the many who loved her.

    Sincerely,

    Carolyn Grace Mendez

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  13. Beverly and Art Droulis :

    Dear Gary and family,

    Words cannot express the heartfelt sorrow we feel for you and your family for your loss of Edie. Although we only knew her briefly, we could tell she was a tiny person with a big heart and the courage of a lion.

    God be with you and your family during this difficult time and beyond. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bev and Art Droulis.

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  14. Dear Gary,
    It was with a great sense of loss when we heard of Edie’s passing. You have our deepest sympathy, and our hearts are truly saddened.
    Edie was more than just a wonderful person – she was always so kind and considerate, a beautiful human being, who leaves a void in all the lives she touched.
    Edie will always remain in our hearts, and we include her and you in our daily prayers. May God give you strength.
    If there is anything we can do to help in anyway, please do not hesitate in the least at anytime – even if only to talk.
    Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you.
    With our deepest sympathy, your friends,

    Asif and Miranda Nazarali

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  15. Howard and Sharon Shearer :

    Gary. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Times like these are never easy but we all get through them. I often use a saying my Dad taught me “you have to live for the living as they need you even more now.” It still helps me and I hope it will you as well.
    Howard

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  16. Christine,
    My heart is heavy for you and your family – take time to be you and find a way through the next few weeks.
    Ms. Wick

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  17. our sincere regrets for a very lovely and courageous lady.

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  18. Michael Stefanyk and Family :

    Gary,
    Please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and sympathies go out to you and your family during this difficult time.

    Mike and Maria Stefanyk

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  19. Alison (Burke) Osinski :

    Gary, Ryan & Christine
    Edie was a very special person and a true fighter. She always saw the good in everyone and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. My deepest sympathy.

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  20. Dear Edie’s family,
    Remember all the wonderful smiles she gave us all. She loved us with a tender love that comes from only the most beautiful hearts which she sure had. Remember her courage as she moved in the best way she could through a journey along side cancer. Remember the beauty she brought to our world and allow your tears to flow freely and your laughter to be loud. She left too soon and all will be well again, I know. Love to all of you, Marsha

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  21. Barney Gama and Family :

    Gary, Christine and Ryan our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
    James 1:11-13

    Barney, Janet, Ashley, Kevin and Christopher

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  22. Mogi and Oyuun :

    Dear Christine and Family,
    Please, accept our deepest condolences. We are truly saddened by your great loss. If you need anything, we’ll always be there for you.
    Love,
    Mogi, Oyuun, Bil and Alex

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  23. Cindy Tong and Family :

    We would like to express our deepest condolences for your family’s loss. May your memories and lasting love be forever in your hearts and guide you through this time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

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  24. Dear Ryan and Christine
    My thoughts have been with you. I would like to offer sincere condolences for the loss of your mother.

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  25. Kristl Wilberger :

    Dear Gary, Christine, and Ryan,

    I had the bounty of meeting Edie through my sister Cori Rodgers. What I remember most about Edie was her infectious smile and laugh. We will keep you and your family in our prayers, and pray for the progress of Edie’s soul.

    Kristl, Dean, Shawn and Faith Wilberger

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  26. Pierrette Kleebaum :

    Dear Gary and family,
    We are so saddened to hear the news of Edie’s passing. She left much too soon, but take comfort in knowing “she fought the good fight, she finished the race, and now she has gone to receive her reward”. Please know that you are in our thoughts and our prayers during these difficult times.
    Pierrette and Willis Kleebaum

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  27. Ryan:

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

    Cindy, Terry, Stephanie and Alex Penny

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  28. Dear Gary and family,
    I just heard of the bad news. I am so sorry for your lost of Edie. Our thoughts are with you.
    With our deepest sympathy,
    Stella and Fred.

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  29. Gail Ouellette :

    Gary

    Andre and I pray for you and your children in this very sad and difficult time.
    I close my eyes, and I see you and Edie near the ocean in Jamaica.
    She still smiles, no matter where she goes. Such a wondrous lady.
    Big Hug to you Gary
    Gail
    (Ottawa)

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  30. Werner Molicki :

    Dear Gary, please accept my most sincere condolences on the loss of your wife Edie. May you find peace with time. Werner Molicki

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  31. Angie & Tony Lucrezi :

    Gary & family,
    We were very saddened to hear the loss of your dear Edie. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
    Our Sincere Condolences,
    Angie & Tony Lucrezi,
    Trail, B.C.

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  32. Bruce & Bette Bowman :

    Gary — I just heard from your Dad about your loss of Edie. We are so sorry to hear of her passing. We often remember when you were living in Winnipeg and the “family gatherings” that my Mom, Elsie, would have and always included you and your family. If you are passing through Winnipeg again, please look us up and have a visit.

    Sincere condolences to you, Ryan and Christine

    Bruce, Bette, Shannon and Shaun Bowman

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  33. Dr. Jeff Hughes :

    Gary, Christine and Ryan,
    We are all very sorry to hear about
    Edie. Our deepest sympathies go out to you all.
    Dr. Jeff Hughes and Staff

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  34. Kim and Garry Serruys - Melita, Manitoba :

    Dear Gary and family,

    We are all so saddened by the passing of Edie. I remember very clearly the day this cute little gal come into the branch and a very attentive Gary Burke only wanted one thing that day…was to find out who she was…Gary, I remember this like yesterday..Cherish your memories and those beautiful children..Too bad it takes such sad news to get in touch..thinking of you.

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  35. Elmine Hamman :

    Dear Gary, Christine and Ryan
    I am an ex-work colleague of Edie and always admired her pleasant nature and friendliness. I am very sorry for your loss. She touched many people’s lives.
    You are in my prayers.

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  36. Lloyd and Moira Frankenberger :

    Dear Gary and Family
    Our deepest sympathy on your loss of Edie.
    Our prayers are with you and your children
    Moira and LLoyd

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  37. Cheryl Edwards :

    Gary, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Edie. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Cheryl

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  38. Randy Yauck :

    I’m so sorry Gary, Christine and Ryan. A great loss as Edie was such a great person.

    Randy

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