Community Bids Farewell to Ervin Clarence Burke


ERVIN-CLARENCE-BURKEA thanksgiving service in memory of the late Ervin Clarence Burke, who departed this life on 29 October 2014 was held at the New Life Baptist Church on Saturday 15 November 2014.

Mr. Burke was born on 28 November 1942 and was described by relatives and friends as a humble, gentle and easy going persons with a welcoming and friendly spirit. He was a highly skilled upholsterer well-known for his ability to deliver a job well done in time and at reasonable price. Ervin was a very cordial person, always with a genuine smile on his face, always willing to help and offer advice; and indeed, these qualities earned him many friends in all walks of life.

He was married to Mrs. Rosina Burke for 49 years, and in tribute she wrote: “I am lost for words, this is not something I was prepared for. Now that you have gone on, I can’t imagine what my life will be like without you.”

The late Ervin Clarence Burke is survived by his: Wife—Rosina, Sons—Franklyn Burke, Toney Burke, and Randy Burke; Adopted Daughter—Yvette Jacob-Cornelius; Sisters—Dorine White, Priscilla Burke, Olive Bush, and Ionie Burke; Brothers—Neville Burke; and many other relative and friends too numerous to mention.

The publishers,management and staff of The Island Sun Newspaper express sincere condolences to the relatives and friends of Mr. Burke.