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BURTCH, Jose Margaret

BURTCH, Jose Margaret

On Sept.10, 2023, just short of her 98th birthday, Jose’ passed away peacefully at home.

Jose’ was predeceased by her beloved husband Arthur and will be deeply missed by her children and their spouses, Jocelyn, Peter, Patricia, Jennifer and Blaine; her grandchildren Kim, Alix, Nikki, Carolyn, Laura, Jonathan, Timothy and Ian; her 6 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild.

Special gratitude goes to Jocelyn whose loving care allowed her to spend her last years at home.

Jose’ touched many lives with her kind, intelligent ways. She strove for harmony and beauty in her surroundings and her hospitality was renowned. No one was ever turned away from her door.

If you wish to remember her do it with a kind deed or word to someone, human or animal, who needs you.

Condolence Messages
  • Sep 21, 2023
    Dear Jocelyn, Peter and family, we are so sorry to hear of Jose's passing, she was a lovely lady and we remember our get togethers at The Camp with much fondness. We are thinking of you all. Denise & Steve - Denise & Steve Bray
  • Sep 18, 2023
    Dear, Jocelyn, Trish, Jennifer and families. We were sad to hear of your mom's passing.
    She was such a lovely lady and always with a sunny smile. It's hard to lose someone but I think a mom most of all. Cherish all the wonderful memories of her.
    Sincerely, Sharon Davis - Sharon Davis
  • Sep 18, 2023
    Our sincere condolences to Jocelyn, Patricia, Jennifer and families.
    We join the long list of those whose lives were enriched by knowing Jose. She was a very kind and generous lady who possessed that special gift of always making one feel welcome in her home both on Highland Drive and at the “camp”.Not only was she a gracious host but Jose was also a great storyteller and enjoyed sharing a laugh. Over the years we had the privilege of enjoying many wonderful times with both her and Arthur and thanks to the loving care provided by Peter and Jocelyn, Jose was able to remain living in the home that she loved so much. We will all miss her. - Rod and Doreen Hayward
  • Sep 18, 2023
    So sorry to hear of your Mum’s passing.Our families go back many years,especially living so close on our beautiful lake.Keep all the wonderful memories you have of her .Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.Love. Betty&Willy Feist - Betty Feist
  • Sep 18, 2023
    Jocelyn, Patricia and Jennifer and families. I am so sorry to hear of Auntie Josie's passing. Her influence in my childhood and life were lifelong for me she was so so special. I loved staying with her and Uncle Arthur, loved her laugh and her kind ways. The "cabin" was the best place on earth and my love of horses came from my time at the house as well. I love you all and I think of her always with much love. - Heather Thompson
  • Sep 18, 2023
    My condolences to all the family,
    I have very fond memories of growing up in the house and cabin with Jennifer ver happy times .
    You are in my thoughts at this sad time .
    Betty Storgaard - BETTY STORGAARD
  • Sep 17, 2023
    To all of Jose's family I send heartfelt condolences at the news of her passing. My family enjoyed summers at "Burtch's Cabin" many years ago and we all have such fond memories of those times. I recall Jose's laugh and her gentle disposition when she and Arthur would visit our family in Oyama. She was just a lovely woman and I hope her elder years were gentle and graceful for her. God bless her heavenly rest and bless each you in your loss. Gayle (Hayward) Kenney
    - Gayle Kenney
  • Sep 17, 2023
    Jocelyn,Peter,Patricia,Jennifer and Blaine.
    Our condolences to all the family.
    Josie was a Beautiful Kind and Special Lady
    May the memories you hold give you Comfort .
    Pat and Denis Schermann - Pat and Denis Schermann
  • Sep 17, 2023
    Dear Jocelyn, Peter, Alix, Carolyn, Laura, Jon, and family,
    I have wonderful memories of times with Josie, and your family at the “camp” with our children enjoying the lake and her hospitality. She had a ready laugh and could see the humour in life, which no doubt served her well, and gave her a long life. Aided by you Jocelyn, my dear friend, your ability to care for others is also something I will not forget.
    The world has lost a beautiful strong woman. Sending my sincere wish for you all be be comforted at this time.
    Karen Chase - Karen Chase
  • Sep 16, 2023
    Dearest Joy, Pete, Alix, Carolyn, Laura and Jon,
    My heart goes out to each of you in hearing of the passing of Obuchan. Feels like just a day ago that we were all piling into the old blue station wagon to enjoy the summer heat at the camp - all made possible by the gracious hosting of your Obuchan. Makes me teary to remember those special times.
    She made everyone feel at home, especially when it was time for tea. I will remember her kind eyes, she always looked at you all with such love. - Carlie Chase
  • Sep 16, 2023
    What a great Lady she was ! My condolences on your mum's passing . So many great memories of Jose and Art socializing with my parents and all the folks on the hill with the Saturday " Garden Inspections!", their parties, and especially staying at your cabin on McKinley beach. Rest in peace Jose.
    Peter Turgoose - Peter Turgoose
  • Sep 16, 2023
    What a beautiful , full life Jose had. So many positive memories left with
    so many. She was much loved.
    Jose loved spending time with her 3 daughters, Jocelyn, Patricia and Jennifer, whom she adored and was so proud of, and rightly so.
    Memories of her kindness, her laughter, her generosity, her charming habits, and her fantastic ability to always be welcoming will always be with me.
    She played an important part in many lives.
    Not gone, just on another journey.
    - Wendy Nichols
  • Sep 16, 2023
    When we saw your Mom's photo it brought back memories of Bankhead and times spent at your home. Jocelyn, you were living at that same house when I last saw you. How special that you cared for her and that you all had her for so long. We remember her as being such a gentle and kind lady. Our condolences go to you all. Sharon Clarke and Alannah (Sue) Brown -formally Pike - Sharon Clarke
  • Sep 16, 2023
    To everyone in my special 2nd family, she will be so missed by us all. Great photo. Love her and you all forever. - Barb Coe Schmidt
  • Sep 16, 2023
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom who was such a special lady...sending you all sincere condolences at this time. We all have very special memories of times spent together at the house on Okanagan Lake, such a special place. Thinking of you all at this time. Dave and Bev Ulvaan (Hayward) - Bev Ulvaan
  • Sep 15, 2023
    I’m sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. My condolences to everyone. I always remember your mom teaching me which silverware to use when. Not a day goes by when I eat I think fondly of her in my life during childhood. She was an amazing person lucky to have had her in my life. - Deb Welder