Joseph Daniel Burkard

Joseph Daniel Burkard

(December 16, 1929 - February 9, 2021)


Joseph Daniel Burkard of Daysland, Alberta, formerly of Rosalind, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at the age of 91 years.


Joe was born to Jake and Oleafa (Olivia) Burkard on December 16th, 1929, at Ankerton, Alberta. Joe married Rosamond McRae on October 27, 1954. This union was blessed with seven children - Deborah (Wayne) Forbes of Westlock, Dixie (Dennis) Wolbeck of Heisler, Richard (Mila) Burkard of Fort McMurray, Bonnie Burkard (Ron Olineck) of Vegreville, Shannon (Donald) Bendfeld of Strome, Lyle Burkard of Bawlf, and Morris (Wanda) Burkard of Rosalind; twenty-one grandchildren; and twenty-one great-grandchildren. 

Joe had many fond memories of his early years working with Farm Electric before he became a full-time farmer. While on the farm, he was always proud of his straight lines whether it was seeding, swathing, stacking bales, or building fences. He always preferred perfection. Joe also loved his cattle, especially their Simmental cows, as well as, camping, and fishing. He still ran the combine until he was 85 years old. Joe was a proud member of the Rosalind Elks for 60+ years. Joe and Rosamond spent over 60 years on the farm before moving to Providence Place in Daysland in 2016. 

Joe is survived by his wife of 66 years, Rosamond; and their family, and his sister-in-law Rosemary Burkard. He was predeceased by his parents Jake and Oleafa; sisters Bertha, Shirley, and Connie; brothers Sylvester, Norman, and Jerome; and grandson Tyler Martz. 

A private family service was held. Interment has taken place in the St. Elizabeth's Roman Catholic Cemetery.


If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Joseph's memory may be made to Daysland Providence Place, or to Daysland Health Centre.