It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. Dan Burkinshaw on August 3, 2012 following a 16 month battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Darleen and son Michael. He also leaves his parents Earl and Marion of Red Deer; brother Phillip (Lois) of Spruceview and nephew Rob (Naomi) of Calgary and niece Tracey (Joe) Kronebusch of Red Deer; sister Deb of Calgary and nieces Killa and Erin (Brooke) Doan of Red Deer; brother David of Calgary; sister Laura (Ed) Eschak of Fort Saskatchewan and nieces Nicole, Victoria and Alexandra; sister Michelle (Wade) Zwicker of Edmonton and niece Kaitlyn and nephew Steven; great nephews Parker, Spencer and Phoenix and great niece Feara; in laws Sumner and Hazel Bowness of Peers.
Memorial service was held at the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home on August 10, 2012 at 2:00 PM with Mr. Lloyd Gimbel leading the service. Family memories were presented by his brother Phillip Burkinshaw and his sister Michelle Zwicker; loving tributes were given by Wayne McKiernan and Dot Townsend, Mark Baumgartner and Brenda Baltimore. Musical tributes were “Imagine” and “What A Wonderful World” sung by soloist Rick Martin.
Family and friends gathered in the Heartland Reception Centre for a time of fellowship and were treated to one of Dan’s favorite pastries “Cinnamon Buns” by Jean MacDonald. Memorial donations may be sent to Stettler Funeral Home, Box 1780, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 and a donation will be made to benefit a local youth organization. To send or view condolences to the Burkinshaw family please go to: