Amanda May Richelle Burk died suddenly at Kelowna General Hospital on Friday, February 5, 2016, at the age of 28 years. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Vernon on Saturday, February 27, 2016, at 2 pm with Pastor Richard Priebe officiating.
Amanda was born in Calgary, Alberta, lived in Cranbrook most of her school years and had been a resident of Vernon since 2011. She was a beautiful young mother of two children, who were the center of her universe. Amanda loved her spouse Ben and dreamed of their little family’s future. Amanda was filled with compassion and care and was there for friends and family during their hard times. Amanda enjoyed being a girl and was never in short supply of hair products, makeup and nail polish. She enjoyed softball and snowboarding growing up. Amanda faced life’s challenges bravely, loved life, hanging with friends, and joking around with her brother and sister. She had a smile and laugh that could light up a room.
Amanda was predeceased by her grandfather’s Ken Burk and Merv Diebert. She is survived by her spouse Ben Cross of Vernon; two children: Khloe and Wyatt; parents: Deena Camozzi (Jason Summerfelt) of Vernon and Jody Burk (Mary Cullen) of Cranbrook; grandparents: Brenda Deibert of Vernon, Richard Camozzi of Vernon and Nonie Burk of Winfield; siblings: Courtney (Curtis) Rogers of Vernon and Justin Burk of Vernon; in-laws: Tracy Cross (Pat McNeil) of Cranbrook and Russell Cross (Nancy Poulet) of Cranbrook; as well as other aunts, uncles, cousins and many good friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the trust fund of Amanda’s two children, cheques can be made payable to “The Trust of Khloe and Wyatt Burk-Cross” or to the Vernon Women’s Transition House Society, Box 625, Vernon, B.C. V1T 6M6, in memory of Amanda.
Messages of sympathy may be sent to Amanda’s family by viewing her obituary at: www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.