BURKETT – John Charles

Born on December 7, 1954. Passed away August 28, 2021.

It is with a heavy heart that I bring sad news. John passed away on Saturday 28th August 2021. He peacefully drifted off with the love of his life Diane and children Matt & Lesley, and their partners Corina & Will by his side. All his family were with him in his final moments.

He was a true gentleman, husband, father, father in-law, grandfather, brother, uncle, son and friend. Lovingly known as “Poppa John” to Ciane, Nataya, Avani, Alanah & Poppy. He touched all our hearts beyond words, leaving a void that can never be filled. Only this gentle giant can fill such a vast space. He will be dearly missed. All who knew him loved him, he has touched the lives of many.

RIP my John, Dad, Poppy.

We love you so much.


“Poppa” John Burkett

There are some who bring a light so great to the world, that even after they have gone the light remains.

Always loved and will be sadly missed by Deanna, Alfie and Poppy-mae.


Our deepest sympathy to Diane, Matt & Les. Dear John, brother in-law, uncle and friend, you will be sadly missed. Love from Rob, Chris, Al, Loz.



Dearly loved son of Pat & Jack (Dec)

Much loved brother and brother in-law of Suzanne & Bob, Allan & Margaret, Helena & Ash, Leigh & Cazz.

Adored uncle and great uncle.

Forever in our hearts.


Uncle John,

Our hearts are broken but our memories remain strong. We love you so much.

Kylie, Anthony, Iva, Henri & Seve xoxo


Dearly loved son in-law of Margaret & Ron (dec) & sister in-law Beth

Deepest sympathy to Diane, Matt & Lesley.


Uncle John

Of all the many blessings however great or small, to have had you for an uncle was the greatest one of all.

Kristy, Scott, Zac & Ben xxx


Love and deepest sympathy to Diane, Matthew, Lesley and extended family on the passing of our uncle John. There is a new star shining brightly in the night sky, he will be with us always. Love Jacqueline, Arlo & Estelle xox


Funeral Notice
Due to Current Covid restrictions the Funeral Service for Mr. John Burkett will be by invitation only.

John’s service will be live streamed on Monday September 6th, 2021 at 11am.

To view the live stream please click here
  1. Uncle John,

    What a great man, the memories will live forever, from camping trips out the bush and having heaps of fun in the 4wd’s to just being out at the farm over the weekends, it was a great honour to be able to say that’s my uncle, will be sadly missed, Deepest sympathy to Diane, Matt and Lesley

    Brenton xx

    Brenton Deely September 1, 2021
  2. I miss my caravan buddy ,we had a lot more KLm to do together ,you left us to early, RIP Johnny,bob an sue

    Robert macchini September 1, 2021
  3. John
    We started our friendship as workmates and over the years our families became one. Thank you for being my mate all those years.
    Rest in Peace Mate.
    Mark & Wendy Jackson

    Wendy Jackson September 2, 2021
  4. My big hearted brother your life was a blessing your memory a treasure you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure RIP love you Sue Bob .

    Suzanne Deely September 2, 2021
  5. To my big brother John,
    Even though the chairs around the fire pit are empty we will fill them when we can to celebrate your wonderful life
    You left us all to soon, my heart is broken with the realisation that you are not here anymore
    R.I.P Big brother ❤️❤️❤️

    Helena Bolton September 2, 2021
  6. My eldest son John, my memory’s are mine to keep. As I look back on our family photos, I see my hero. Love Mum xxx

    Patricia Burkett September 2, 2021
  7. So very sad that this beautiful man left the world too soon.
    Such a privilege to have the Burkett family as our
    rneighbours for all those years and grew up with wonderful memories to treasure a lifetime.
    He looked after us all the time and made sure we were home safe. He was a true gentleman.
    My love and thoughts to Di and Leslie , Matt and families and to the Burkett clan my love to you all.
    Much love Caz Stim and families xxxx

    Caz Buckle September 2, 2021
  8. Our deepest sympathy to all of Johns family.
    So many fond memories from our youth of such a great man. Best friend of John Kelly.
    Lots of Love Pam, James and Ross Kelly.

    Pam Kelly September 3, 2021
  9. Deepest sympathies to Diane and family. Wonderful memories of us Kelly’s and fBurkett families growing up in the 60’s and 70’s. RIP John , you were a great mate in the good old days. Love Joyce and Bob Pacunskis

    Joyce Pacunskis September 3, 2021
  10. John,

    Thank you for your gift of friendship, now gently woven into the tapestry of our lives. You will be missed greatly & remembered fondly by so many.

    Di, Matt, Lesley & family – our love, thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult and sad time.

    Love from Jen & Ray Shanahan

    Jen & Ray Shanahan September 4, 2021
  11. So many wonderful memories of our childhood days in Hunt Street & Alamein Street. John was a unique, kind and gentle soul and I will always remember him with much affection. Sincere condolences to Aunty Pat, Diane and all the family. RIP John xxx

    Dianne Brown September 6, 2021
  12. Deepest sympathies to Diane and family on the passing of our friend and workmate John
    Forever in our hearts and memories
    Kristy, Shane and Peter
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    Kristy Granger September 6, 2021
  13. Our heartfelt condolences to Diane and the family. To aunty Pat and all my cousins, I wish I could be there with you all today. Please look after each other and take care.

    Brett & Tammy Shingles September 6, 2021
  14. So sad about John leaving us so soon, a great work mate and friend. Will be sadly missed.
    Lots of love to Diane and the kids and families,
    Terry and Eleanor

    Terry and Eleanor Robinson September 6, 2021