Etc. -- John Burke's 1917 obituary
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A lightly edited partial transcript of the Brandy Creek column on page 2 of 6 Dec 1917 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

A 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 homestead.

His wife, Margaret O'Mahoney, predeceased him 23 years ago. He leaves to mourn his loss four sons: 
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 Tuesday.


Mr. W. McTague of Stratford and sister, Mrs. J. Seveny of Guelph, attended the funeral of their uncle, J. Burke on Tuesday.

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