OBITUARY

Mary Margaret Burke

September 12, 1915March 16, 2011

We regret to announce the death of Mary Margaret "Maggie" Burke, which occurred at the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, March 16. Born on September 12, 1915, in Little Mabou (Colindale), she was a daughter of the late John William and Mary (MacDonald) Burke.Maggie was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Hugh,Halifax; Angus William, Colindale; and Alexander (in childhood); sisters, Margaret (John Hugh) MacInnis, West Mabou; and Catherine Morris, Colindale; and nephew, John William (Karen) MacInnis, West Mabou. She is survived by her brother, Thomas (Ena) Burke, Niagara Falls; sister-in-law, Eileen Burke, Halifax; brother-in-law, Sandy Morris, Baddeck, formerly Colindale; and numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, in whom she took a keen interest. Birthdays and other special occasions were always carefully minded with thoughtful gestures that will not be forgotten by them. Though she had no children of her own, she was like a second mother /grandmother for them. Always hard-working and joyful, Maggie spent her whole life serving others, especially when she saw a need. She will be sorely missed by her grand-nephews and grand-niece, Trevor, Shane and Barbara, to whom she was a great help and comfort when they lost their parents at a young age. Maggie was a woman of great faith in God and devotion to our Blessed Mother. Among the last things she did were to go to confession, receive Holy Communion and pray the rosary (on her knees, as she did every night). She was a life-member of the CWL and a loyal member of St Peter’s Parish, Port Hood for 95 years. Visitation will be held on Sunday March 20 in Port Hood and Area Resting place from 2-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. from St Peter's Church, Port Hood with Fr. Victor Ozoufunanya officiating.Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Peter's Parish cemetery Fund, Port Hood. On line condolences to www.invernessfuneralhome.com

If you only knew what an inspiration you were and are for so many people, Maggie…. May God reward you with His choicest blessings. Arrangements under the direction of Inverness Funeral Home, Inverness, NS.

Services

  • visitation Sunday, March 20, 2011
  • Funeral Mass Monday, March 21, 2011
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Mary Margaret Burke

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Nicole

March 16, 2012

A year go by so fast...
the memories remain,
time heals all wounds
and helps to smile again....
still missed, still loved....

April 3, 2011

Sorry we were unable to attend the wake or funeral. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time, especially Trevor, Shane and Barbi. May memories bring you comfort. God Bless.
Love Vincent and Jean Walker,
Hay's River.

Tanya LeBlanc

March 21, 2011

Just wanted to say I've been thinking of Maggie and all the memories over the years. I'll always remember her humming a tune while she worked and of course the squares we all call "Maggie's squares!!" She has always been the family photographer and I'm sure she has a photograph from every important family event. She'll be missed at our Christmas dinners...

Rudy & Anne Schuurmans

March 20, 2011

Our condolence to all of the Mac Innis family. Maggie was loved by all and will hold a special spot in the hearts of Trevor, Shane, and Barb.Our prayers and sympathy. Rudy & Anne Schuurmans. ( Sister of Marie Cameron

Owen and Marie Cameron

March 20, 2011

Maggie Burke. The name alone brings to mind thoughts of a life of kindness and generosity. All done in quiet dignity. Where there was a need, no matter how demanding, she was ready, willing, and most capable. Even the most energetic would shy from trying to match her level of energy and ageless stamina. Faith tells us that she is now enjoying the rewards for her many years of giving to others.
To her brother, many nieces and nephews, especially Trevor, Shane and Barbie, we offer our sympathy.
Owen and Marie

Edie Dixon

March 20, 2011

My thoughts, prayers and love are with you especially today and tomorrow. I remember Maggie's delicious biscuits, molasses cookies and fudge and her unfailing support to Trevor, Shane and Barbi when they needed her most. You will be missed Aunt Maggie!

March 20, 2011

Very sorry to learn of Maggie's passing. Although I did not know Maggie that long, I do know that when a need arose in the family, she was "there" for three very special people. Rest in peace Maggie - your place has been reserved for a long time. Sincere sympathies to the Burke/MacInnis families.
DBM

Owen & Marie Cameron

March 20, 2011

Maggie Burke. The name alone brings thoughts of an ageless, generous heart. Ready, willing and capable of filling a need, no matter how demanding. All done in quiet dignity. She set a standard that few would have the courage or stamina to try an match. Faith tells us she is now enjoying the rewards for a life of kindness and unselfish deeds.
To her many nieces and nephews, especially Trevor, Shane and Barbie we offer our sympathy.
Owen and Marie

Anna Morris

March 20, 2011

Probably the most vivid memory most of us will have is of visiting Maggie and Angus Willie at the old house and Maggie polishing that old wood stove until it gleamed.

While we were growing up, she was always there when we opened our Xmas presents and at every important function in our lives. Since I moved away, I have received parcels of homemade fudge and envelopes with masses being said on my behalf.

While Maggie was known for her delicious fudge, she also prided herself on her molasses cookies. I can remember her being at the house one day while mom was making some cookies and Maggie telling mom that she was rolling them too thick.

I have many memories of my sister Mary and I walking down to aunt Maggie’s on a Saturday and helping to churn the homemade butter. Of course we could not leave without taking a sample of it home to have on some homemade bread later. This practice started shortly after we had spent a week staying at her old house when our brother Francis was born.

Maggie touched a lot of people over the years and other than professional photographers, she probably had the biggest collection of wedding photographs.

Maggie was a staple in all our lives that will be greatly missed. She was a straight shooter who had a great sense of humor. She knew how to tease people and one of her favorite things to do was to tell her female relatives that they had gained some weight.

Anna Morris (Niece)

March 20, 2011

Probably the most vivid memory most of us will have is of visiting Maggie and Angus Willie at the old house and Maggie polishing that old wood stove until it gleamed.

While we were growing up, she was always there when we opened our Xmas presents and at every important function in our lives. Since I moved away, I have received parcels of homemade fudge and envelopes with masses being said on my behalf.

While Maggie was known for her delicious fudge, she also prided herself on her molasses cookies. I can remember her being at the house one day while mom was making some cookies and Maggie telling mom that she was rolling them too thick.

I have many memories of my sister Mary and I walking down to aunt Maggie’s on a Saturday and helping to churn the homemade butter. Of course we could not leave without taking a sample of it home to have on some homemade bread later. This practice started shortly after we had spent a week staying at her old house when our brother Francis was born.

Maggie touched a lot of people over the years and other than professional photographers, she probably had the biggest collection of wedding photographs.

Maggie was a staple in all our lives that will be greatly missed. She was a straight shooter who had a great sense of humor. She knew how to tease people and one of her favorite ways to tease was to tell her female relatives that they had gained some weight.