It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, Rose Marie Burke, age 76, on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.

Born in Baleine, Rose Marie was the daughter of the late Alex and Mary Rose (Lahey) Burke.

Rose Marie loved spending time with her grandchildren, enjoyed Sunday dinners with all the family and drives with her husband. She was a very kind women who was very giving to everyone around her.

Marie is survived by her husband, Brian Wadden Sr.; children, Denise (Andy) Stewart, Inverness and Brian Jr. (Loreen) Wadden, Sydney; precious grandchildren, Anna, Laura, Isaac and Myla; brother, Billy (Diane) Burke, Baleine, sister, Sadie (Glen) MacKinnon, St Catherines, ON; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Private Family Funeral Service to celebrate the life of Rose Marie Burke will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier in the All Faith Chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment will take place in Stella Maris Parish Cemetery, Louisbourg. ‘Covid Protocols’ will be practiced at the service and for those unable to attend, ‘Live Streaming’ will be available on our website.

Donations in memory of Rose Marie may be made to The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

I am not truly gone
If you keep me in your heart.
I’ll forever be alive,
And we’ll never have to part


Online Condolences

So sorry to hear of her passing. She was great for you Brian as you to her. Please accept my condolences.
From:  Steve Forgeron

My sympathy on your great loss
From:  Donna Burke & Earl Campbell

I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I was one of her von nurses. She was a beautiful person and your right……she was indeed kind, giving, the love radiated from her. My thoughts are with you all., she will be missed.
From:  K Morrison

To the Family – Sorry for Your Loss, Embrace the memories
From:  Debbie & Mike Mahon