June 8, 1944 – September 8, 2021
In Loving Memory ~ It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Delia Rose Burkart on Sept. 8, 2021 at the age of 77 after a courageous battle with cancer. Delia was born in Tway, Saskatchewan on June 8, 1944 and was raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where she met the love of her life and married Robert Burkart.
Delia and Bob moved to Kitimat, BC in 1970 and the plan was to work for a few years and then leave but Kitimat became home. Delia had a long career at Alcan (Rio Tinto), where she worked her way from a secretarial role to ending her career as a Superintendent.
Delia had a strong career path at a time when there were few women in senior leadership roles, she was a leader, and a mentor to many along the way.
Delia spent her personal time knitting, gardening, sewing and later in life motorhoming across the country and into the states with her husband, chasing the sun and casinos. Her biggest passion was her family, travelling from arena to arena to attend hockey games or figure skating competitions, never was one missed.
Delia leaves behind her husband, Robert Burkart, daughter Judy Burkart Pirrotta, grandson Mathew Pirrotta, Granddaughter Kaylie Pirrotta, two great grandchildren, Matteo Pirrotta and Luca Pirrotta, sister Jayne Busby, and many nieces and nephews and her very special dog Toby.
Delia will be missed every day and has left a piece of herself with each of her family members that will be honored as she lived a full life that left a legacy of love.
Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.Obituary
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