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Theresa Ann Burke

Theresa Ann Burke

Passed on: November 4th, 2017

Theresa Ann Burke, 96, of Sydney, died November 4, 2017, at the An Cala Palliative Care Unit. Born and raised in Rear Big Pond, she was the daughter of the late Peter S. and Catherine MacNeil.
Raised in a Gaelic environment, Theresa remained a strong promoter of her culture. She is featured online in a series of interviews compiled by the Gaelic Council and the Highland Village (www.cainntmomhathar.com). She was considered a tradition bearer in the Gaelic Community.
Theresa is survived by daughters, Frances, Ginny, Lucina, Colleen and Virginia; one son, Ed; her sister, Martha; a brother, Gussie; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Edward (1989); daughter, Marion (2017); sisters, Agnes, Annie Mae and Vonnie, and her brother, John.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. A service is planned for June 2018.
Special thanks to the VON, Dr Saneea Abboud, Dr. Paul Murphy, and the Palliative Care staff. People may wish to celebrate her life by making a donation to the VON, Palliative Care or Community Homeless Shelter.
Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.


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