BURKE, Melissa Holly, St. Peter’s, NS, 36. It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden death of Melissa Burke which occurred on April 19, 2018.
Melissa was born on November 4, 1981 and moved from Edmonton, AB to St. Peter’s, NS with her young family in July of 2012. She is survived by her loving husband Marc Burke and her two cherished daughters, Brooke 11 and Rose 4. Also surviving are her parents Steve LeBlanc, Viking and Sandra LeBlanc (Shawn) Edmonton, brother Jason LeBlanc (Dana), Viking, step brother Nathan Larson (Angelina), Edmonton, mother-in-law Rena Robertson, St. Peter’s; father-in-law Louis Burke (Helena), Cheticamp; brothers-in-law Russ Burke, Shannon Burke (Taya), Logan Burke (Evelyn), Charlie Robertson (Sarah), grandmothers Edith LeBlanc, Shirley Charnock, Bertha Burke, and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Melissa recently successfully completed her studies at Island Career Academy to become a Registered Massage Therapist and had just started her career as a RMT working from her office at home which she absolutely loved.
Melissa loved hiking, beach walking and watching her girls dance. She loved her family and friends and they in turn loved her. She was a remarkable, honest, caring person who simply loved her family and loved life. She will be missed by all who knew her. We were blessed to have Melissa in our lives.
There will be no visitation. Funeral mass will take place at 11:00pm on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 St. Peter’s Catholic Church, St. Peter’s, NS with Father Antolin Asor officiating. Private burial will take place following mass at St. Peter’s Catholic Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Peter’s Fire Department. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, 507 Bernard Street, Port Hawkesbury. On-line condolences may be sent at greensfuneralhome.ca