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HERBERT NORMAN BURKETT (published on October 22, 2008)

HERBERT NORMAN BURKETT Herb’s family announces with great sorrow his passing on October 19, 2008. He was a kind and generous family man who was always there for family and friends in their time of need. Herb was born in Winnipeg on August 10, 1924. Besides his loving wife Peg; he leaves to mourn his sons, Richard (Heather), Chuck (Shelley); daughter Diane Harms (Geoff), and his grandchildren, Gillian, Kevin, Brian, Carlie and Michael. Herb will also be missed by his sister Dora and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Charles and Edith; four brothers, Roy, Len, Ron and Les; and three sisters, Lucy, Ada, and Iris. Herb served in the army during the Second World War. He was injured and at the end of the war was returned to Winnipeg. While recuperating in hospital, he met a pretty nurse named Peg, whom he would later marry and share more than 60 years of happy marriage. Herb worked for Monarch Industries as their purchasing manager from 1964 until his retirement in 1989. He was very proud to work with people that shared his values of quality and integrity. He served in various capacities with the Purchasing Management Association of Canada, becoming the national president in 1974. He participated actively in a number of roles as a member of the Fort Garry United Church from 1954 to 1984. After moving to Charleswood, he enjoyed attending Charleswood United Church. Herb and Peg loved to have fun together. They enjoyed entertaining and treasured the many friendships they developed through church, work relationships, the Shrine Temple, the Wildewood Club, various bridge groups and with neighbours. Herb was both a past president and a past captain of the Khartum Shrine Temple, Drum and Bugle Corps where he developed many deep and lasting friendships. Herb was so proud of his wife, children, their spouses and his five grandchildren. Family was always the focal point of his life - and we knew it. Dad, you will be greatly missed, but we know a part of you will always be with us. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Charleswood United Church –Opening Doors project (4820 Roblin Boulevard, Winnipeg R3R 0G6) or the Salvation Army (203-290 Vaughan Street, Winnipeg R3B 2N8). A celebration of Herb’s life will be held on Saturday October 25, at 11:00 a.m. at the Charleswood United Church 4820 Roblin Boulevard, Rev. Dr. Michael Wilson presiding. A reception will follow at the church. Thomson “In the ParK” 925-1120 Send expressions of sympathy to www.mem.com


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