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Mitchell (Mitch) James Burke

July 18, 1991 - January 19, 2017

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Mitchell “Mitch” James Burke was born on July 18, 1991 in Inverness, NS to Angela (nee: Burke) Dolomont and Wayne Batherson. Sadly, Mitch left us unexpectedly on January 19, 2017. He grew up in Vancouver and attended Killarney Secondary and later worked as a labourer and in the food industry. Mitch is survived by his parents, Angela and David Dolomont of Vancouver, BC and Wayne Batherson (Amanda) of Truro, NS; grandparents Barbara and Angus MacIsaac, Mary and Bernard Batherson; James Burke and Jean; Aunt Crystal; Uncle Stephen, Aunt Sarah and Danika, sisters Danni and Sine; brothers Brett, Brody and Kenzie; Step grandparents Carol and Thomas Dolomont; Step Uncles Darin (Lisa) and Scott Dolomont, Step Aunt Krista (Donnie) Forrest; and many grand aunts & uncle, cousins and friends. Mitch was preceded in death by his grandfather Earl Batherson; Cousins Letticia, Joel, Jacob and friends Daniel and Gary. Mitch loved all sports, but had an intense passion for hockey and his beloved Canucks. From a very early age he was on the ice with a serious wrist shot that surprised the best of them. This was his true happy place. As a little boy he would “pretend” commentating hockey games endlessly and if anyone wanted to know hockey stats, he was your guy! He had a hilarious sense of humour and loved a good joke. Out West he was known as “the wide smiled boy from NS”. His second passion was wrestling, there were countless notebooks of wrestling matches he had choreographed with different scenarios and everyone knew “what The Rock was cooking”! He also enjoyed and looked forward to summer holidays in Cape Breton with his family. He had a special bond with the back east crew and even though raised in BC from 3 years old, he was a “Cape Bretoner “through and through. Mitch will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him, but never forgotten. He was the kind of young man that anyone would be proud to call son, grandson, nephew, brother and friend. His celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, February 1st at 1pm at Salvation Army Church at 3403 East 49th Ave, Vancouver, BC, and officiated by Sharon Tidd and followed by a second celebration of life in Cape Breton at a later date. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation at www.heartandstroke.ca or The Kettle Society at www.thekettle.ca.

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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff

Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Tobey MacKenzie
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Angela and family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I’ve been thinking of you since I heard and my heart is breaking for you. Please take care. Tobey

From: Amanda MacDonald
Relation: From the Hood

Sending lots of thoughts and prayers your way Ang and Family. One day at a time girl! If it wasn’t for online support groups I don’t know how I could have gotten to where I am today. Take care 💞

From: colleen beaton
Relation: Sine Mae Batherson's grandmother.

Very sorry for the loss of such a young man, just starting on his journey of life.

From: Coleen Beaton
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Angela, Wayne and families. So sorry for your loss. May you find strengh to get through this difficult time.

From: Beverly ( Sutherland) & Ian MacDonald
Relation: Friend

We send our deepest sympathies to all family members.
Hugs & prayers
Take care
Bev& Ian

From: Margaret Durrant
Relation: My cousins brother

I’m very sorry for the loss of this young man. May he RIP. Hugs to the family and your al in my prayers xxoo

From: Dale Gillis and famliy
Relation: Family of the family

Very sorry for your loss.

From: Donna Moran
Relation: Friend

My condolences go out to the Burke family. May Mitchell Rest In Peace…

From: Skye Barbic
Relation: Big fan

My sincere condolences to your family. Mitch was a shining star, a beacon of home for our community, and a source of smiles and laughter. He was a leader in our community and an example of what was possible. He is missed dearly.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 1, 2017
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
Salvation Army Church
3403 E49th Avenue
Vancouver, BC

3403 E49th Avenue
Vancouver, BC

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