David Burke

Obituary of David Ross Burke

Burke, David Ross – at Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 in his 78th year, after a lengthy illness. Loving partner and husband of Sandra Kostopoulos-Burke. Proud father of Christine Burke (Ed) of Richmond Hill. David will be fondly remembered by his step-daughter Penny Kostopoulos-Costa (Joe) of Aurora. He will be missed by his extended family and friends. David is predeceased by his parents Kathleen and John Burke.

David was a veteran of the Canadian Army Reserves and spent 35 years at Kingston Penitentiary with Corrections Canada. He was a published author of novels, non-fiction and poetry. He was a natural storyteller and a good man. He will be dearly missed.

A Celebration of David’s Life will be held at the James Reid Funeral Home Reception and Celebration Centre on Monday, February 13, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Words will be spoken at 2:00 pm. Please enter through the Reception and Celebration Centre doors at the back of the building. A private family graveside service will follow at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in David’s memory to the Kingston Food Bank would be appreciated by her family.


Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday, February 13, 2023
James Reid Celebration Centre
1900 John Counter Blvd.
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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