We Remember

BURKART, Clifford

January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our dear husband, father and grandfather Clifford Alvin Burkart Wednesday March 18 at the Kelowna General Hospital ICU.

Cliff is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy and their children Lynn (Mel), Brian (Connie), Paul (Eve) and Lea Ann (Allan), grandchildren Caitlin, Jessica, Lucas, Kyra, Julia, Alana and Lauren. Predeceased by parents Alvin and Lydia and brothers Maurice and Gordon, sister Mildred. Cliff has three surviving siblings, Harvey, Marlene and Gayle.

Born in Maple Creek Saskatchewan August 28th 1929, Cliff served in the RCAF from 1947 to 1957 flying Lancaster aircraft. While stationed in Newfoundland, Cliff met and married the love of his life, Dorothy and after discharging from the forces, returned to western Canada. Following a brief hiatus, Cliff returned to flying and enjoyed thousands of hours in the air until his retirement in 1989. Following retirement, Cliff and Dorothy moved to Kelowna where Cliff was able to enjoy many happy years golfing, travelling and spending time with family and friends. Cliff will be remembered for his quiet, kind and thoughtful spirit; a gentleman devoted to his family and friends. Cliff, you will be greatly missed by all and lovingly remembered with pencil in hand completing the daily crossword puzzle, teaching grandchildren the art of crib and your appreciation for humor.

As per Cliff’s wish, a small family memorial will be planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation. For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”


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  • Denyse Belanger-Dow says:

    Dear Lynn,
    We were so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing and want to offer our most sincere condolences to you, Mel, Caitlin and to your Mom Dorothy and your siblings. It’s so difficult losing a treasured parent but hope that all your wonderful memories of him will help to ease the pain. With much love, Denyse, Steve Pete and Annie

  • Otto and Ruby Litke says:

    To Dorothy and Family; Please accept our Sincere Condolences in the loss of our dear friend Cliff. Just recently he was on our minds as we reminisced about the enjoyable times spent visiting, golfing and playing billiards.

  • Joanne Langevin says:


    You and your family have been in my thoughts since I learned the sad newsof your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences.
    Joanne Langevin

  • Bert Cole says:

    My sincere condolences to you and your family Dot. My thoughts are with you.
    Bert Cole

  • Ed & Linda McNaught says:

    Dot, we are so sorry to hear of Cliff’s sudden passing. May your family & friends give you comfort at this very difficult time. We hope all your good memories will help sustain you.

  • Jack & Evelyn Dart says:

    Dot, we were so sorry to learn of your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences to you and your family.

  • Marion Woodward says:

    Dearest Dot and family, we are so sad to hear of the loss of Cliff so suddenly. Our thoughts and prays are with you and your family at this difficult time. Love Marion and Dina Woodward

  • Allie & Larry Ford says:

    Dot & Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. We will remember Cliff as a kind, compassion family man. God Bless you as you go on without him. The world was a better place with Cliff in it. RIP dear friend.

  • Chief Constable Wayne Holland says:

    On behalf of the sworn, civilian and volunteer men and women of the Nelson Police Department, my condolences to Dorothy Burkart and family on the passing of Clifford Burkart, an outstanding, highly accomplished and proud Canadian.

  • Susan Barrett says:

    Dear Dot and family
    I feel your pain and sadness at Cliff’s death.
    He was a sweet and lovely man. Words cannot heal your grief, but I care deeply.

  • Norm & Laura says:

    Dot & Family
    We were very sorry to read on Castanet
    of Cliff’s sudden passing, our sincere condolences.
    We will be in touch when we return from California next week.
    Sincerely Norm & Laura

  • Pat Chidley says:

    Dot and family.
    So sorry to hear about Cliff. Thinking of you. Keep your memories close,they will help to go forward. Will write soon.
    God Bless of all you.

  • Derek and MIsako says:

    Our sincere symapathies upon Cliff’s passing. We honor his service and his long lifr. Rest in Peace.

  • joan hann says:

    So sorry to learn of Cliff’s passing……
    Sincerely, Joan Hann
    St. John’s.

  • Janice Tibbetts says:

    Lynn, Mel and Caitlin. We are sorry for your loss. I only met Cliff a few times and he seemed like a gentle and lovely soul — surely a calming influence in the Burkart family!

  • Paul Richardson says:

    My sincerest sympathy to the family of an old friend. I flew in Lancasters with Cliff back in the 50’s; have great memories of him and the crew.

  • Bill Smith says:

    Very sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing. It’s been a long time since we flew together on 405 Sqdn, Greenwood, 1954/55

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