27/09/1956 - 09/05/2017
Mount Thompson Crematorium East Chapel, Nursery Road Holland Park
Monday, 15 May, 2017 at 11:30 am
Dear Wendy and Family, My thoughts are with you all at this sad time. May the memories you shared as a family live on forever in your hearts with many treasured moments together. May Neville Rest in Peace
Nev was one of this workds true gentleman, he had time for everyone and would always take time to have a chat, the world and our lives are poorer with his passing, he will ride forever with us in our harts.ride on Nev may the straights be short and the curves be many, loved and missed by all, Chris & Kaz
RIP Nev .May you ride heavens highways till all come join you ..
Nev, you were a friend, a mate and fantastic riding buddy. Your family and friends are an indication of the fabulous man you were. Ride safe in the heavens and we'll see you when we're there too.
We grew up when life was so relaxed ,you always had that smile , we hit it off the first day , and over the years our bond was stronger than steel , and I meet you wife Wendy as you both talked I could see the love , we didn't have a lot of time over the years but the phone was always there we chatted about the past, what was happening now and looking to catchs ,I didn't get there the most important time sorry brother you and your family will all ways be in my heart , I will promise to keep them in my life even if it's on line or the phone ,thanks for being my friend , love you
Neville big man, I'll miss all the laughs we've had over the past 15 years even though I live in England every time I came over to Australia you and Wendy would put me up without any prior notice and it always felt like home.I will sorely miss you and I'm sure we'll meet up again and have a tinny or two.
Neville when me and Helen first met you and Wendy at 1 Mil we become good friends. We have known each other for over 20 years. I can still remember the times at your little flat in Coorparoo, a lot of water has gone under the bridge since then. RIP mate and I hope we meet again someday.
My hero, my dad. We are lost without you, the house is quite and the laughs aren't quite the same. My heart will always be full with the love you that you left. I will forever look for you around me and be at peace knowing that you are in a better place free of struggle and pain. Thank you for being the strongest man in the world. I still find it hard to believe we won't be going out for our weekly rides on a Tuesday or Wednesday but you will always ride above me and continue to lead the way for me. <3? See you when I see you dad. Forever love boon. Xxxxxooooo
Nev You have been a friend for many years, Rest easy mate your jobs done See you again one day down the track Cheers
Nev you were an inspiration to everyone, your strength and positive attitude along with your jest for life was infectious. Your smile and warmth will be sorely missed. Ride hard up top and show them how it's done. RIP Legend xx
In 1981, I first met Nev and Wendy Burke at the Digger James Club at the 1st Military Hospital Yeronga. (Where he later received one of the few Life Memberships awarded there) Nev and Wendy always struck me as a most genuine and happy couple. I always felt at home with them and even though over the years since, it wasn't all that often when our paths crossed, it felt just like we were never apart. Facebook, thankfully has closed the gap quite a bit between old friends. I have witnessed many of Nev and Wendy and their family's highs and lows over the years since the 1980's and even with the many stressful times they went through, they always shone and helped to buoy others up around them. I was at TPCH as an RN when Nev had his transplant and I was amazed at the way he recovered- I reckon you could put that down to Nev's resilience and positive attitude, as well as the love he had for his wife and family. I was thrilled to see how he went on to survive and live a full life, getting to enjoy his passion for Harleys and to watch his family grow. I was heartened also to know that he had the joy to become a grandfather. I was very happy to visit him at TPCH only weeks ago. Even though he had been so ill, he was still full of enthusiasm and joy to see old friends again. He was, as the saying goes; a man among men...Most of all, he was a mate among mates...
To Wendy, Amanda, Reannen and family, My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. RIP Neville
It's not a true statement to say that Nev has been a friend to many, as he has been a friend to all. Never ever has he uttered a bad word about anyone and never a complaint about his own situation. Nev has been an inspiration to us all. He has been part of the Brisbane H.O.G family and he can rest knowing that Wendy and the girls will continue to be part of that family. You will be sorely missed, but never forgotten. Rest in peace.
The world has lost a great man - a wonderful friend & mate to all who knew him - & a devoted husband, father, father-in-law & grandfather. He will always stay near you - look out for the signs he will leave for you. Sending you strength at this very sad time Wendy, Amanda & Reannen. Much love to you. Cherish those happy memories. x x
Neville a family man, a caring, loving husband, a wonderful Dad, a fantastic Grandad, a friend to so many and loved and respected by all. I was lucky enough to spend quality time with this truly loving, inspirational family x The Burke family is one of strength, love and togetherness.. Neville you have touched so many lives with your kindness and love not only have you left us all with truly wonderful memories but also lasting imprints on our hearts <3 xo
Some people come into our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime. It's not the time we've known each other it's the impact Nev made in our life. Such an amazing man who endured so much.
Well mate we've just been to your send off and it's still hard to believe you're gone. We have so many memories over the years of great rides, great dinners & many great laughs. From the moment we met, your down-to-earth, easy-going attitude cemented us as mates, and seeing your cheery face at BrisHog events made them all the more enjoyable. It still makes me laugh thinking about that time a homeless woman at Hungry Jacks in Toowoomba was sure you were a Hell's Angel and was infatuated by you. You couldn't get out of there quick enough! Then there were great memories with overnighters to Dalby & Yamba, escorting Reannen to her formal, getting scrubbed up for the Zig Zag Ball and countless HOG nights out that were just great fun. Celebrating with the family for your 10-yeartransplant anniversary is another great moment - back then you were a miracle compared to all the others who hadn't lasted as long - and look at you, you managed another 7 years on top of that! Those days where you'd just ring up and say 'wanna go for a ride?' were some of the best days I enjoyed on the bike. You were there for all the Saturday Safety Briefings when I was Safety Officer, even though you didn't have to be there - but it was always good to see you there and know you had my back. Every time I just wanted to go for a ride, I could always count on you to be up for hitting the road. You would always turn up on time, with your bike immaculate and ready for the day. You were a saviour with zipties for when shiny bits broke out the back of woop woop, and taught us that Ziplock bags are the best way to keep your phone dry on a wet ride. In the early days you didn't like text messages, and if Wendy wasn't around to send a message for you, an 'Ok' meant you were good to go on whatever the plan was! We'll never forget all the good times, and I'm a better person for having known you. You always saw the bright side, and you even when life threw you lemons, you would say there were people far worse off. The way Reannen and Amanda have turned out to be such great girls is testament to just how great parents you and Wendy are. I know that you'll be watching over them proudly as they grow their own families. Well mate, we've come to a T-intersection for now, but we'll see you in a better place - make sure you find some great roads for us to ride, and a place that sells a good cold beer with a comfy seat. Until we meet again my friend, you may be gone from this earth but know that you are not forgotten. Your friends, Blacky & Suzy xxx
Rest in peace Nev and enjoy riding Heavens Highway's xxx
Missing you dad, today things are starting to sink in. It's hard to accept the fact I don't get to hear your voice anymore. I want to call your voice mail just so I can once more. It's not fair that your not here anymore. He really does only take the best. But for now I'm trying my best to remember every little detail and memory about you so I can pass it onto the kids about how incredible you really were. I could write about you all day. But I wouldn't know where to stop. I love you dad. For ever and always and you will always be in my heart and on my brain <3?
Daddy, it's been quite hard not having you here the last few days. Carter has not stopped talking about motorbikes and poppy. He is saying both words so well now, you'd be so proud of him. He goes out every night and says goodnight and waves to you, and sometimes randomly throughout the day as well he just waves and says poppy. It's hard not having you down here with us anymore. I wish it wasn't you who's time was up but at least your free from pain now and don't have to worry about being poked and prodded all the time now. I hope we've done everything to make you proud of us since you've been gone. Till next time. Miss you loads. Love you forever and always xxx
Love and Miss You so much. My night are so empty without you. Xxxx