Burke, Mary Patricia --
Born in Dublin Ireland September 15th 1962 Mary Burke nee Kavanagh passed peacefully with her family beside her early morning of Thursday April 29th 2021 in her 58th year, too young to be lost to this world.
Mary was a loving wife to Ken and mother to her sons Ryan (Jessica Lausch), Michael, Kenneth and daughter Jessica. Beloved grandchildren Liam and Declan. Dear daughter of Mary and Mikey Kavanagh and cherished sisters Ellen, Anne, Patricia and Michelle. Mary will be deeply missed by all her many nieces and nephews in Canada, Ireland and the USA. Mary was raised in Ballyfermot, Dublin where she had many happy years growing up with her loving sisters and started her work life in E.D.I where she met her husband Ken and they were married on May 31st 1985. Mary emigrated to Canada in 1988, had her first child Ryan in 1989 and settled in Guelph in 1990 where the children were happily raised. Mary worked with Pidel Homes as well as Fusion homes where she worked up to recently before an absence for cancer treatment. She was adored by all who met her, she provided the same care and special attention to the many customers who purchased new homes from her. She was a force of nature, and she carried herself with unparalleled grace, wit and fortitude. Her smile, her laugh were honest and heartwarming, and she will be missed beyond words. Mary will be sorrowfully missed by her husband, children and sister Patricia.
Special thanks to Doctors Califaretti, Russak from the Grand River Cancer center, Doctors Ganesh and Spadafora from Guelph, the Doctors and nurses from the Guelph General Hospital, and finally a special thanks to Nurse Catrina Curtis from Bayshore who took care of Mary to the end of her life with her daily visits. All this loving care provided to Mary was most appreciated.
Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph where a private family visitation will be held. A private family Funeral Mass will take place at the Basilica of Our Lady on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 10 a.m. The Funeral Mass will be live streamed through Zoom and a link is available through the funeral home website. Interment in Marymount Cemetery, Guelph.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to Society of Saint Vincent de Paul or to the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate would be appreciated by the family. Condolences and links available at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com.