gloom was cast over the community on Saturday morning, when it was
learned that John Burke was dead, in his 78th year.
Mr. Burke was as well as
usual all day Friday. Coming in the house at dark, he complained of
not feeling well.
Mrs. Burke, noticing that he was not in his usual cheerful
condition, put him to bed, where he spent a very restless night,
passing away at 9 o'clock Saturday morning.
The late Mr. Burke was held
in the highest esteem by his neighbors. He had resided on the same
farm for many years, the fourth generation now occupying the
His wife, Margaret O'Mahoney,
predeceased him 23 years ago. He leaves to mourn his loss four
Daniel of Woodstock, Neil of Bridgeburg,
William of Saskatchewan, John at home, and three daughters, Mrs. M.
Loftus of Ellaton; Mrs. T. R. Dunne of Saskatchewan; Sister M.
Victory of Kalamazoo.
The funeral took place on
Tuesday morning, and was largely attended. Interment was made in the
LaSalette Cemetery. The pall-bearers were J. C. Boll, B. Dertinger,
H. McElhone, Wm. Moore, R. Brock, and J. Gibbons.
The sympathy of the
community is extended to the bereaved family.
Sister M. Victory of
Kalamazoo attended the funeral of her father, John Burke, on
Mr. W. McTague of Stratford
and sister, Mrs. J. Seveny of Guelph, attended the funeral of their
uncle, J. Burke on Tuesday.