Riverdale High School - Dedication Page
Kerry Burke- 1973 Grad
Death Notices (10/17/03)
Kerry was a couple of years my junior but I remember her from Roxboro. She was a tomboy who always wore a baseball cap with her ponytail poking out through the back of it. Her sister’s obituary appeared in the Ottawa paper but it must have been before they started archiving. I don’t know if they both died of the same illness…how sad for the family.
Enid Moore King
I remember Kerry as I had a crush on her way back in high
school. She was a very nice person. My condolences to her family.
Bill Redmond - Friend
Kerry and her sister Karleen were two of the nicest people I have had the pleasure to grow up with; both were tomboys in their own ways.
Kerry I ran into a few times later coming back from some exotic backpacking adventure walking along 11th Avenue in Roxboro with her rucksack. She always had an interesting story to tell.
Karleen was a goalie in our street hockey games on 16th Street. She hated to be left out of anything that was going on. I think she enjoyed it a lot.
She fell out of a tree in her backyard one time and had a stick go through her leg... that wasn't a very good thing but I remember she was back in stride pretty quickly looking for another adventure.
I heard about Karleen a while back but didn't know Kerry had passed on as well. Both of these young ladies will definitely be missed.
In memorial I would like to submit the words of Alfred, Lord Tennyson who spoke beautifully about life and passing on:
Crossing the Bar:
Sunset and evening star,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Twilight and evening bell,
For though from out our bourne of Time and Place
May you rest peacefully Kerry and Karleen, with love and respect
from your friends on 16th Street.
Roy Neumann - Friend
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