September 19, 1955 – April 2, 2014
In the early hours of April 2, 2014, Mary Bess Lindquist Bourke, “Becky“, took her final breath and was released from her battle with cancer and taken home to heaven. Born September 19, 1955, in Virginia, she migrated south to Florida where she met and married her loving husband, Jim Bourke, almost 30 years ago. Before her retirement in 2002, Mary was quite involved in the medical field as a CNA and Hospice volunteer. Mary was very devoted to her family and loved them greatly. Her love of food and new recipes kept her in the kitchen creating wonderful dishes while she played with her “many” kitchen gadgets. She so enjoyed the hours spent on the computer Facebooking, playing games and communicating with those she loved and held dear.
For the past several days, Mary had been surrounded with much love and support by family and friends. She will be greatly missed.
Preceded in death by both of her parents, Jennie Anne Lindquist Lowry and Dean Clifford Lindquist, and cousin Steve Douthat, she is survived by her husband, James R. “Jim” Bourke, SKC USN (Ret.); son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Nikki Bourke, all of Pensacola; one sister and brother-in-law, Terry and Johnny Blevins, of Pensacola and daughter Mina James of Ocala; cousins Paul Carter of Fairbanks, Alaska; and Tommy Douthat of Clearwater; as well as numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were held on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel. For those who were unable to attend the service there is a Guest Book online to sign and leave a message for the family at www.bayviewfisher-pouchapel.com.
The family would like to extend very special and heartfelt thanks to Dr. G. Patino and Dr. N. De Joubner and the many Doctors, Nurses and Staff of Baptist Hospital, Navy Hospital and Covenant Hospice who cared for Mary during her illness.
In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate a donation be made to Covenant Hospice located at 5041 N. 12th Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32504.
- Memorial Service Saturday, April 5, 2014
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April 8, 2014
Jeff and I are so sorry for your loss, Jimmy....you are in our prayers.
Leslie Frazier and Jeff Miller
April 5, 2014
Becky was my next door neighbor when we were kids in Vienna, Va. I am so sorry for your loss and I pray that the love and peace she feels in heaven being with our Lord trickles down to her loved ones left on earth and gives them comfort.
April 5, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God gives your family strength through this very difficult time I ask in Jesus name Amen
April 5, 2014
May songs of the angels welcome her...
April 4, 2014
Becky and I have been friends since nursey school and had many happy years sharing everything under the sun. She was always my back bone and my shoulder and since we were both adopted we would tell everyone we were sisters. I will miss her a lot and I know that she will be watching over Shane and Jim from above. Love you Becky. Alta L. Schmidt