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Prominent businessman Neville G. A. Burke passes

- Founder of Burke's Garage
Prominent businessman and founder of Burke's Garage, Mr Neville G. A Burke has passed. Photo: Burke's Family
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Prominent businessman Mr Neville G. A. Burke, founder of Burke's Garage Ltd. located on Wickham's Cay II on the main island of Tortola, has passed away.

He succumbed at Peebles Hospital on Saturday September 24, 2016 after a prolonged illness.

The late Neville G. A. Burke was born in 1940 in Antigua and Barbuda and migrated to the Virgin Islands more than 50 years ago.

In 1973 he established Burke's Garage, which over the years developed into one of the leading service centres for all makes of vehicles; selling parts and accessories; and becoming the exclusive dealers for Nissan, Subaru and Land Rover.

Mr Burke, who also founded ItGo Car Rentals, was a Deacon at the New Life Baptist Church in Duffs Bottom.

He is survived by his wife Ethlyn, children Bradley, Alicia, Theodore, Benaiah and Felicia and several grandchildren.

The late Mr Burke will be remembered as a wonderful and caring husband, father, grandfather and relative, a successful businessman and a great friend and role model, according to a family press release.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date, according to a family spokeswoman.

The Staff, Management and Board of Directors of Virgin Islands News Online offer our sincere condolences to his immediate family and friends.

13 Responses to “Prominent businessman Neville G. A. Burke passes”

  • 1 (26/09/2016, 19:11) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
  • German Hon. Consul (26/09/2016, 19:23) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    To Ethlyn & the Children my most heartfelt sympathy at the loss of your wonderful husband and exceptional Dad. He will be missed by everyone who was blessed to have met him - which I did over 37 years ago. I am so very sad - words cannot describe it. May he rest safely in the arms of Jesus.
  • gkefkkdakxq (26/09/2016, 19:27) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    sad news but he is with the lord in heaven
    • Peaches (27/09/2016, 01:30) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      Who put him in Heaven, you?

      The Bible says:

      1 Thessalonians 4:16-17King James Version (KJV)

      16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

      17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

      If he or anyone else that has died has gone to Heaven then this scripture would be a lie! You probably brainwashed by one of the false teachers. That is why you have to study for yourself so that you would not be deceived.
  • Lost a good one (26/09/2016, 20:10) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    A kind and fine gentleman... one of the first people I met here when I arrived 6 years ago. Condolences and prayers to his entire family.
  • family friend (26/09/2016, 23:00) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr.Burke was a kind and gentle man. May he rest in peace. My condolence goes out to his entire family.
  • guy hill (26/09/2016, 23:21) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yes he was. RIHP
  • Andrew Cox Sr (27/09/2016, 01:45) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I called Mr Burke the quite giant and he always had that smile and always quick to let you know how good God is: condolences to all the members of the Burke Family and thanks for the fond memories Mr Neville Burke(the quite giant)
  • Diana (27/09/2016, 07:35) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    With great sorrow I read this news, Mr. Burke was a prominent stone in my family. In 1991, when my parents arrived to Tortola and knew little English Mr. Burke took my father in to work for Budget. We will forever be grateful..May his soul rest in respects to the family.

    On behave of Luis, Martina, Cesar, Karina and Diana Bobadilla George..!!
  • Sam (27/09/2016, 10:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    R.I.P Mr. Burke.
  • ccc (27/09/2016, 13:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    My prayer for the living he is home
  • tears (27/09/2016, 21:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Such a humble and kind soul. RIP Mr Burke. My condolences to the family

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