Quita Lenore Burke (née Smith)

Born on December 8, 1940 . Passed away on May 5, 2022 .

8.12.1940 – 5.5.2022

Passed away peacefully at Alcheringa. Wife of Neville (Dec).

Loving mother and mother in law of Carolyn and Russell, Paula, Leisha and Jamie.

Loved, cherished and adored ‘Mama’ and ‘Gar’ to Brent and Baxter; Tim, Brendan and Matthew; and one great grandchild, Harrison.

Aunt Quit to chosen son and daughter Ronnie and Hilda and ‘Aunty Quit’ to Shannon, Penny, Kelly and children Ivy and Bobby.

Loved and remembered forever.

Funeral Notice

Service held Wednesday May 11, 2022 - 10:30am

A Funeral service will be held for Quita Lenore Burke at the Grain Shed, Church of Christ, 2-8 King Street, Swan Hill on Wednesday 11th May commencing at 10.30am.

Burial will follow at Swan Hill Memorial Park.

We wish to encourage you to express your sympathies and condolences to the family via a tribute on this announcement which the family are able to read, reflect and treasure.

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Tributes Leave your tribute

  1. You were our chosen Aunty Quita who we adored you were so generous, loving, funny and you loved us. I’m so glad I had you in my life I’ll miss you so very much but I know your swimming laps and crafting up in heaven . RIP Aunty Quita I love you ❤️❤️💔
    Margy , Turtle, Jaimi, Matt, Jakson, Bree, Taylor and Connor

    Margaret Scott TaylorMay 7 2022 8:43 am
  2. I will miss you Aunty Quita thanks for teaching me how to swim you were one of the kindest most loving people I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing Rest In Peace xx

    Jaimi PembertonMay 7 2022 9:16 am
  3. Quita will be very missed by all that new her . A beautiful lady that gave her time to everyone else. Quita taught my son Blake Heighway to swim at a very young age and he is still a very strong swimmer today. I grew up with Quita and have very fond memories. Our Condolences go out to all the family . RIP Quita
    Sally & Paul Shelly and Blake Heighway

    Sally ShellyMay 7 2022 2:12 pm
  4. Quita, I have great memories of times with you and your family at Kew, Blackburn and your visits to Nilma. They were great growing up times with humour and entertainment .
    From your cousin Neville, his wife Norah and daughters Wendy, Janet, Helen and Dianne.

    Neville SmithMay 7 2022 4:25 pm
  5. Quita, you were a talented girl. We spent many hours drawing pictures and making a mess with our paints and then screwing them up because we couldn’t get the colour just right, or the picture did’nt look balanced.
    They were good years and we always had a great time.
    I will miss you.
    Love Lynne Turner

    Lynne TurnerMay 7 2022 5:05 pm
  6. To Carolyn, Russell, Paula, Leisha ,Jamie and Families .
    RIP Quita 🙏🙏🙏. We Love You.❤
    We will always remember Quita as a Beautiful , kind , caring person who will be sadly missed .
    Our condolences .
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time .
    Geoff + Patsy McIndoe
    Brett + Debra Paull and Families .XXXOOO

    Debra PaullMay 7 2022 6:02 pm
  7. Someone very dear to my heart and who without her my childhood would have been very different! Thanks for always being there for me as I swam up and down the pool Quita. Deepest condolences to the family.
    With all my love,
    Kathy Callander (Parmenter)

    Kathy CallanderMay 7 2022 6:04 pm
  8. To Carolyn, Paula, Leisha and families we offer you our condolences. We have many wonderful memories of Quita throughout the years.

    Keith, Wendy, Shaun and Kerrie McKenzie

    Wendy McKenzieMay 7 2022 6:13 pm
  9. Deepest sympathy to the family
    We have fond memories of Quita
    Thank you for all the wonderful work you have done
    over many years
    Peter and Dianne Bourke 🌺

    Dianne BourkeMay 7 2022 9:08 pm
  10. To all Quita’s family you have all my Sympathy and Condolences to you all at this sad time. From Valerie and all.

    Valerie ParsonsMay 7 2022 9:52 pm
  11. To Caroline Paula Leisha and family my deepest sympathy to you all on the sad loss of Quits such a beautiful friend and talented lady
    Heather Stanbury

    Heather StanburyMay 8 2022 1:01 am
  12. Condolences to Quitas family a lovely lady who’s skills and patience got me through my serious knee injury will be sadly missed ❤️❤️

    Paul McAllisterMay 8 2022 8:10 am
  13. Sympathy on the death of my cousin Quita. My father Frederick Kiellerup loved his sister Violet (Quita’s mother) and was so sad about her illness and early death leaving Quita and her brother Barry (dec) too early. Enjoyed renewing friendship with Quita in 2015 when we gathered to remember our grandfather who died at Gallipoli in 1915.
    Love from Diana Little (née Kiellerup) and family

    Diana Little (née Kiellerup)May 8 2022 5:43 pm
  14. Condolences to Quita’s family at this sad time.
    Have fond memories of painting with Quita and Bruce, (the wonder cat), will be sadly missed.

    Marlene WalkerMay 8 2022 9:50 pm
  15. Condolences to Quita’s family at this sad time ❤️
    Cheryl Beard

    Cheryl BeardMay 9 2022 9:54 am
  16. Carolyn, Paula, Leisha and families, we wish to extend our deepest sympathy to you all. We always remember the good times we had with Quita at the Swan Hill Swimming Club and at Chisholm St. Graeme & Christine Taylor
    Andrew Taylor
    Susan McBean (Taylor)

    Graeme TaylorMay 9 2022 1:49 pm
  17. My forever friend teacher and mentor
    We shared happy sad and everything in between
    I’m am eternally grateful to have had you and the girls and your extended family in mine and my childrens lives
    Condolences to all your loved ones
    Helen Tripodi and family

    helen tripodiMay 10 2022 9:57 am
  18. Our deepest sympathy to the Burke family on the loss of your dear mum , our thoughts are with you.Tom, Ros and Ina ❤️

    Ros BakerMay 10 2022 1:46 pm
  19. To Carolyn, Paula, Leisha and families. Thinking of you all at this very sad time. I have wonderful, found memories of Quita and travelling all over the country. She was a kind, generous lady who had a great sense of humour. Everyone loved Quita.
    Donna Walker (Christian).

    Donna WalkerMay 10 2022 5:26 pm
  20. Sincere condolences to Carolyn, Paula, Leisha and families. Your mum / Gar was such a generous, kind, and funny woman. She has passed on her legacy of strength and determination to you all in different ways. Know that as you grieve there will be many in our community who will miss her quick wit, her gentle ways and her huge heart. A beautiful soul now resting peacefully

    Robyn, Jim, Alannah, Lachlan and Dustin BurnsMay 10 2022 5:58 pm
  21. Condolences to all the family, sad time for u all . Trish Preston

    Trish PrestonMay 10 2022 6:41 pm
  22. Carolyn, Paula, Leisha and families, what wonderful fond memories the Richards family has of beautiful Quita!! That smile was everything, she was a wonderful swim teacher, so patient and kind. The many trips all over Australia are definitely a highlight and when we moved to Queensland I remember she kept our cat Opal for us and looked after him for the rest of his days, we knew he was in good hands 🙏
    She will be so sadly missed and forever remembered.
    Love always Kylie & family
    Gary, Wendy, Damian & kids, Danielle and family.

    KylieMay 10 2022 9:58 pm
  23. Quita, you were a wonderful friend and I will miss you very much. I know you and Joyce will be together smiling down.
    Love Bill Richards

    KylieMay 10 2022 10:01 pm
  24. To know Quita was to love her. Memories of Quita’s kind, gentle and loving ways are cherished. Condolences and love to Carolyn, Paula and Leisha and families.

    Michelle O’BreeMay 11 2022 6:11 am
  25. Goodbye dearest Quita, the kindest, most gentle, wonderful person we all loved . We treasure all the swimming memories our family have, our trips away usually packed into the 8 seater van with towels, swimming bags, food etc, great times, we had the best times. Love to Carolyn, Paula & Leisha & your families, we are thinking of you & hope this day of goodbye helps you all, RIP Quita. Love from Gary & Wendy Richards & family

    Wendy RichardsMay 11 2022 8:36 am
  26. To Dear Leiisha, Jamie & Family,
    Thinking of you today and while we didn’t know your Mum personally, we know she must have been a truly amazing person and Mum to have such a beautiful & loving daughter. Our thoughts, love & prayers are with you at this sad time. Love you to the moon & back. From Bev, Morris & Family xxx

    Bev HensgenMay 11 2022 8:46 am
  27. I left this tribute yesterday but it didn’t come up so I’ll leave it again . Dear Quita you were a dear friend to me and I’ll always remember our paint nights . You taught me well but I could never do them bloody roses .we had a lot of fun and giggles and I always got told off for feeding the cat but how could you resist that cute little face. Will miss your smile and the laughs . Sleep peacefully ❤️

    Ros BakerMay 11 2022 11:32 am
  28. Sending condolences to all the family. My family along with many others will have fond memories of swimming lessons in Chisholm St. From Nerida Hoare and family

    Nerida+Gay+HoareMay 11 2022 12:21 pm
  29. Sincere condolences to Leisha, Paula and Carolyn on the passing of Quita.

    Mick MannixMay 11 2022 12:37 pm

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