Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Loss of a Friend, Husband & Father


We just received word yesterday that our good friend Mike Burk died on Tuesday. He had flu like symptoms over the weekend went to sleep and never woke up. They think he either caught something in Mexico while he was working or had an aneurism. He leaves behind a wife and three boys. The basketball league (PCH) has established a memorial fund for his family. If you would like to donate to the family here is the information:

Mike Burk Memorial Fund c/o PCH
P.O. Box 5811
Huntington Beach Ca. 92615
Above is a picture of Mike (Red Hat) along with his middle son Michael (#24) taken for last years All Star team. Please pray for his family! Mike was a very fun, caring, and loving husband, father and friend. He coached my middle son Jullien in basketball for 2 years and just adored him. He always made my son feel so special and important. We met Mike and Karen back when Jullien was 6 during baseball. We remained friends throughout the years and feel very lucky to have been a part of their lives.
Mike was very competitive when it came to the kids sports. He always tried to beat my husbands basketball team, (who usually is undefeated every year). At the beginning of every season Mike would come walking up...smile and say, "I'm going to beat you this year...it's my goal and this is the year!" He'd laugh as my husband would say, "I don't think so Mike!" After losing to us every game last season again, he said I'll get you in the All Star game!" When that didn't happen...walking out to the parking lot with him and Karen...he said, "I gotta hand it to ya...you always have a GREAT team! I'm going to beat you sometime though, just wait!"
Mike...you have finally won! You have made it to HEAVEN in the loving protection of our Heavenly Father! We will miss your, smile, spirit, sense of humor and love, till we meet again!

5 comments:

April said...

Oh, that's sad. I hope and pray for comfort for his family. He sounds like he was a great guy.

Gina said...

Oh my. How tragic!!!!!!

~Trish~ said...

Oh my, that is so sad :( Thank you for sharing, my thoughts are with his family.

Tj and Amy said...

So sorry for the Loss! He sounds like an amazing person.

Crazy Momma said...

So sorry for your loss...

Thank you for popping in to my blog. Sounds like you NEED a vacation!!