Joseph Burke
1933 - 2021
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BURKE, Joseph (Joe) Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Isabel for 63 years. Loving father of Dan Burke, David Burke and wife Janine, and Jennifer Burke. Longtime friend of Ronald Turner. Predeceased by his brothers Bill, Eddie, Martin, Pat and Mike. Joe owned and operated Jerry's Quik Chek Variety Store and various Quik Chek locations as well as the Downtown Bus Terminal Coffee Shop in Peterborough. He was an avid fund-raiser for Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation. Joe was the co-founder of the Peterborough Water Ski Club and was actively involved in the many summer events on Little Lake. He was a long time member of the Father Paul Costello Knights of Columbus Cathedral of St. Peter-in-Chains Parish Council # 9873. Joe was a former active member of the Cathedral of St. Peter-in-Chains Parish where he served as an usher for many years. He is lovingly remembered by his family and friends and will be dearly missed. A Celebration of Joe's life will be held at a later date followed by Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery. In memory of Joe, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at

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Published in The Peterborough Examiner on Jan. 12, 2021.
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January 18, 2021
What a wonderful kind and truly the most generous man.
My Mommas boss for many years, a friendly neighbor for many years.
Sympathy to Isabelle, and all the kids from The Connelly Family❤
Tracey (Connelly) Robinson
January 15, 2021
Sorry for the passing of your father, husband, friend and life companion to Mom.
Scott & I send our deepest condolences.
Scott & Wendy Osborn
January 15, 2021
So sorry for your loss Dan David and Janine.

Maxine Heffernan and Barry McClennan
Maxine M Heffernan
January 14, 2021
We are sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Our condolences to the Burke family.
Dave and Joanne Loveless
Joanne Loveless
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