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John Rod Roderick Burke

March 31, 1930 - February 27, 2020

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Rod (John Roderick) Burke passed away peacefully at the Heritage Village Care Facility in Chilliwack, BC at age 89.

Rod was born in Charlottetown, PEI and moved to Chilliwack in 1947 with the Canadian Armed Forces.  He was honorably released in 1956 after serving in the Korean war.

Rod started selling vehicles and spent many years as Sales Manager at Cherry Motors, Cheam Automotive, and Brett’s Chev Olds.  Rod opened K-Rod Safety Systems in 1983 and worked as a Locksmith until he retired.

He is survived by his wife Joyce and children, Randy (Shellie), Debbie (Jim), Ryan, and Courtney, along with grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Predeceased by his wife Marie.

A memorial service will be held for Rod on Friday, March 6th at 1:00 pm at Central Community Church in Chilliwack.

A special thank you to the staff at Chilliwack General Hospital 5 South, and Heritage Village for their kind and compassionate care.

 

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From: Paul Richardson and Gail vodden
Relation: Friends

We would like to extend heartfelt condolences to Joyce and family. Many years have passed and our friendship has faded but do know that Rod will always have a special place in our heart. Wishing you and your family health, peace, and love.

Service Schedule

  Memorial Service

Date & Time:
March 6, 2020
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
Central Community Church
46100 Chilliwack Central Road
Chilliwack, BC Canada

46100 Chilliwack Central Road
Chilliwack, BC Canada

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