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Gerald "Jerry" Nathan Burke


Burke, Gerald "Jerry" Nathan Age 87, of Drumhead, Guysborough County, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Drumhead, he was a son of the late Trueman and Blanche (Burke) Burke. Jerry was employed by the City of Halifax for 29 years; loved splitting and piling wood, and fishing with his son; enjoyed many-many years of playing the steel guitar; was a member of Seal Harbour United Baptist Church. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Allie (Henderson); son, Michael (Lorna); grandchildren, Karen, Marsha, Brandon, Braelyn Burke, Stephanie MacKenzie-Freeman; several nieces, nephews and their families. He was predeceased by children, Jay and Karen. A family interment will take place in Seaside Cemetery, Seal Harbour. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements are under the dignified and compassionate care of G.W. Giffin Funeral Home Ltd., Country Harbour. On-line condolences may be made at

Burial Location
Seaside Cemetery, Seal Harbour

Requested Charity
Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation