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BURK/BURKE, Douglas S. " Doug"
Douglas S. " Doug" BURK/BURKE of Saint Thomas, husband of Lorene "Lorey" (MacKEWN) BURK/BURKE, passed away peacefully at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, January 5, 2005, in his 76th year. Father of Brenda SAGRIFF and her husband Jerry of Saint Thomas and Brian BURK/BURKE of Chatham. Grandfather of Patrick, Bradley and Sarah SAGRIFF of Saint Thomas, Ryan, Elle and Julia BURK/BURKE of Langley, British Columbia. Brother of Mary Jane JOHNSON (late husband George) of Pierrefonds, Quebec and late (infant) Barbara Ann BURK/BURKE. Also survived by in-laws, Elaine and Peter KRAH of Welland, his uncle, Ralph BLACK of Louisville, Kentucky and several nieces and nephews. Born in Saint Thomas, June 15, 1929, son of the late Stanley BURK/BURKE and late Eva BLACK) Burke McCOMB and step-son of the late George E. McCOMB. He was a retired CSX Railroad conductor. Mr. BURK/BURKE was an active member of Central United Church, Saint Thomas, past president of the St. Thomas Seniors Centre, a past executive member of the United Transportation Union, was very actively involved in his community and had a special interest in genealogy. He was a life member of St. David's Lodge #302, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, Saint Thomas, a member of Mocha Temple Shrine, London and Hillbilly Clan 59 and was the Hillbilly Imperial Executive Ambassador for North America. Cremation has taken place, with private interment at Union Cemetery at a later date. A public memorial service will be held at Central United Church (Wellington and Moore St.), Saint Thomas on Monday, January 10th at 11: 00 a.m. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Sunday from 2-4: 30 p.m. and 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Flowers gratefully declined. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to Shrine Hospitals for Children (Transportation), Pearce-Williams Christian Centre or the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation (Palliative Care Unit). A masonic memorial service will be conducted at the funeral home on Sunday at 4: 30 p.m. under the auspices of St. David's Lodge #302, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons
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