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Richard Burke VAN VALKENBURG Obituary
RICHARD BURKE VAN VALKENBURG Passed away peacefully on January 3, 2018 in Cobourg, Ontario, age 85. He is survived by his son, Burke Jr. (Stefanie); daughter, Tanya (Penny); grandchildren, Taylor, Emily, Owen and Luca; great-grandchild, Anastasia; and sister, Greta. Burke was a broadcasting pioneer who worked at CFTO and CHFI before starting communications companies Trans Media Services and Van Valkenburg Communications. He was warm, generous, charismatic, and well known for lightning-fast quips and puns. His loyalty to his friends resulted in countless lifelong friendships. Memorial to be held in the spring. Donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated. Condolences can be sent to [email protected]
Published in The Globe and Mail from Jan. 11 to Jan. 15, 2019
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