Michael William "Mike" Burbine
The death of Michael William "Mike" Burbine, 54, occurred at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on the morning of Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Born in Amherst, Mike was a son of the late Murray and Louise Burbine.
Mike was a devoted family man to his children and best friend to his wife. His girls were the most important thing in his life as was his special relationship with his son-in-law. He was so very proud of them all, and was looking forward to the birth of his first grandchild. He enjoyed many sports especially golf and hockey.
He had a tremendous smile that was a big part of his outgoing personality.
For many years, Mike had worked at Archway Insurance in Amherst as a Broker and had been promoted to Manager.
Mike will be sadly missed by his wife of 28 years, Phyllis (nee Porter), of Amherst; two daughters, Krista (Shawn) Stewart, of Oromocto and Kelli, of Amherst; sisters, Patricia (Larry) Betts, of Calgary and Anita (Terry) White, of Riverview; nieces, Cathy Murray, Debbie Morgan, Megan and Brittany Porter and nephews, Scott White and Brad Porter.
Besides his parents, Mike was predeceased by a daughter Alison in 1990; a brother, Parker and a niece, Terri-Lynn Leopold
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church Street, Amherst, NS (902) 667-8777 from where visitation will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 6 at 2 pm from First Baptist Church, Amherst. Interment will be held in the Amherst Cemetery in the Spring.
Donations in memory of Mike may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the First Baptist Church or a charity of the donor's choice.
Private condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.furlongjones.ca