June 18, 1930 – January 24, 2021
Maurice was the fourth child born to Oswald and Kate Burke in Kelowna BC.
Maurice moved to Williams Lake in 1954, where he began his proud and beloved trucking career. He travelled many places, made lots of stops, had a lot of laughs and made lots of friends along the way.
Maurice drove for many great people hauling lumber and moving machines around the Cariboo Chilcotin and places beyond up until he bought his first truck in the early 70s to which he started his logging truck company Maurice Burke Contracting.
Blacky drove up until he was 70 years old but continued to help Pat and Wayne at the shop maintaining the trucks. The company now Maurice Burke & Sons has just the one truck operated by Ross.
It didn’t matter who you were or where you came from, Blacky always had a joke or a good story to tell. Many friends liked to consider him family and that’s just how loving and caring Maurice was. His infectious smile and powerful laugh will never be forgotten. Forever in our hearts.
Maurice leaves behind Wife Audrey, Sons and Daughters Patrick (Joan), Della (Mark), Wayne (Caroline), Ross (Tracy), Tana. Sisters Muriel McFaddin, Eileen Bucsis, Diane (Lou) Matsuda. Grandkids Dean (Jen), Martina, Amy (Kenny), Shane, Thomas, Clay, Jeff (Marina), John, Trudi, Brent, Montana and Michelyn.
Great Grandkids Lauren, Veyda, Ashton, Emery, Keistyn, Kensley, Faith, Grace, Holly, Robert, Micheal, Ava, and Gage. Also many loved Nieces and Nephews. Predeceased by his Mother and Father, Siblings John, Don, Patrica, and Barbara.
There will be a celebration of life when we can gather together at a later date.
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