Rudolph Christian Burkart [also known as Ronald Calvin Burkart], a long-time resident of High Prairie, passed away peacefully with his family by his side in Peace River on July 27, 2017, at the age of 86 years.
He will be greatly missed but forever remembered by his family and many friends.
Ron was predeceased by: his father, Michael Burkart, and mother, Rosa Deibel; brothers Gabriel, Nick, Joseph, and Albert; sisters Helen, Mary, Kay, and Regina.
He is survived by: his Brother, Danny; sister Dorothy; son Robert; grandchildren Jessica, Amy, Robert Junior; great-grandchildren Jade and Jenna Badger.
Rudy was born in Holdfast, Sask. on Feb. 8, 1931. His father and mother were Black Sea Germans from the Beresan and Kutschurgan district villages of South Russia.
Michael Burkart settled in Holdfast, Sask. in 1904 and filed for his homestead in 1906. In 1914, another family set sail for Canada and took up residence in Regina, his mother Rosa Deibel. She was later employed in Holdfast where she met her future husband and married in 1916. They went on to have 11 children, Rudy was the eighth child to be born.
The Burkart family would like to express their gratitude for the compassionate care from the nurses and staff at the Peace River Hospital.
There will be a celebration of life ceremony held for Ron in High Prairie at the end of August. Further information will be posted in the coming South Peace News.