Mitchell Wayne Burke
February 29, 1964 ~ December 20, 2022
Mitchell (Mitch) Wayne Burke, 58, of Gladstone, MB, passed away on December 20th, 2022, after a brave fight with heart issues and cancer. Mitchell passed at the Neepawa Memorial Hospital with his wife and children by his side.
Mitchell was born on February 29th, 1964 in Winnipeg, MB to Nicholas and Brenda Burke. Mitch and his wife Kelly met and began dating in June of 1982, then married on June 24, 1988. When they began their family, Mitch took a course to become a Class 1 long-haul truck driver, graduating at the top of his class. He had a 32 year on-and-off career as a long-haul driver. He owned the Neepawa Taxi and Towing Service for several years before returned to long-haul before his health issues changed his career plans completely.
Mitch has left to mourn him dearly, wife Kelly Lynn of 34 years and their three children; Kendra Maria (Robert), Nickolas Abram Kevin, Elizabeth Katharina (Nick); Duncan Borody and Grandchildren; Nolan Alexander, Regan Katharina and Austin Daniel. His sister Alicia (Don) and brother Kevin (Lori); Mother in-law Katharina Enns; Sister in-law Teresa (Dave), brother in-law Brett (Kim) and nieces, nephew and many friends and extended family.
He is predeceased by his mother Brenda, father Nicholas, and father in-law Abe.
Mitch enjoyed driving, buying cars, listening to his favorite tunes, and when he could get time away, he loved to go fishing as much as possible. He was very proud of his children and loved them dearly. He completely adored his grandchildren, and spending time with them made him so happy.
The family would like to thank Dr. Anderson and Dr. Poettcker as well as Cancer Care in Neepawa, and the Palliative Care team in Neepawa.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba.
“Sittin' here restin' my bones
And this loneliness won't leave me alone, listen
Two thousand miles, I roam
Just to make this dock my home
Now I'm just gon' sit, at the dock of the bay
Watchin' the tide roll away, ooh yeah
Sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time” -Otis Redding