Robert Burke

Obituary of Robert Johnathan Burke

September 22, 2003 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

September 12, 2021 - Calgary, Alberta



Robert Burke Hande, beloved son and brother, passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the age of 17 years.


Robert enjoyed archery, Scouting, Rap, outdoor activities, helping people, bone hunting, treasure finder, soccer and bike riding. He split an arrow on a bet, learned to drive a digger, bobcat, quad, and side by side. He was proud of winning the jelly bean contest at school, and every moment spent helping his peers.


Robert’s most memorable vacation was when he visited Palm Springs. There he was able to see his grandma and grandpa, enjoy seeing the air museum, climbing boulders in Joshua Tree National Park, seeing the desert, eating a whales share of crab, and ride a camel.


He will be most remembered for his smile and kind heart.


Besides his loving parents Valerie and Chad Hande of Calgary, Robert is survived by his brothers, Cyhrus Horbachewsky of Calgary and Ryan Lane Lunbrek; his sister Tricia Lane Forsyth; his grandparents, John and Daphne Burke of Lethbridge, Shirley Cavendish of Calgary, Calvert Cavendish of  Calgary, and Shirley Hande of Calgary; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.


Robert was predeceased by his grandpa Boyd Hande.


Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive NE, Calgary, AB) on Friday, September 17, 2021 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.


A Celebration of Life will take place at Crossroads Community Centre (1803 14 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB) on Friday, September 24, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences, memories and photos can also be shared and viewed here. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made to


In living memory of Robert Burke Hande, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive NE, Calgary, AB T2A 3V9, Telephone: 403-248-8585.




4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday, September 17, 2021
Eastside Memorial
5388 Memorial Dr
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(403) 248-8585

Celebration of Life

10:00 am
Friday, September 24, 2021
Crossroads Community Centre
1803 14 Avenue NE
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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