Joe Burghardt

Obituary of Joe Burghardt

June 28, 1932 – Southey, Saskatchewan

June 15, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta


Joe Burghardt of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, following a two-year battle with cancer.


Joe was born on June 28, 1932, in Southey, SK. After high school and moving to Regina, his sense of adventure took him to Edmonton, AB, and from there to the NWT. At the age of 19, Joe began what became a lengthy career with Northern Transportation Company Limited, working in the shipping industry along the McKenzie River. It was while Joe was Superintendent of Shore Operations at Tuktoyaktuk in 1964, that he met the love of his life, Federal Day School teacher, Rose Eisner. Married in 1966, Joe and Rose lived in Hay River, NWT, until moving to Edmonton with their two children, Ann-Marie and John, in 1972. In 1979, Joe and family relocated to Calgary where Joe began a new career with Canada Post which combined his love of walking and being outdoors.


Joe will be remembered for his enduring faith, friendliness, and kindness. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Rose, daughter and son-in-law, Ann-Marie and David; son and daughter-in-law, John and Holly; and five grandchildren, Denae, Adrienna, Chad, David, and Kaitlyn. Joe was predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law, Clare and Rudy Putz; and is survived by their four sons and their families. Joe was also predeceased by his brother-in-law, John Eisner, and will be sadly missed by the extended Eisner family.


Memorial Services will be held at Mclnnis & Holloway (FishCreek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB) on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Mr. Burghardt’s service streamed live (see below) on the day of the service. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here.


Flowers most gratefully declined; if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email, or the Northern Canada Evangelical Mission Inc. at


In living memory of Joe Burghardt, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, Ab t2x 3j3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.


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