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Kortney Dakota Burge

Kortney Dakota Burge

Home city: Taber, Alberta
Age: 6
Date of crash: October 3, 1998

Kortney was killed October 3, 1998 at 8:30 AM in an alcohol related crash on a highway under construction. We were rear-ended while we were stopped by a flag girl so construction vehicles could move. The person who committed the crime was a young offender.

Memorial Message

The following message was provided by Terry, Rhonda and Kodi Burge.

Through our tragic loss we are finding it very difficult, but since all of this we are on a mission. We have recently helped start a local Chapter of MADD and we will do anything to get this awareness out. It will not bring our daughter Kortney back but we hope we can make a difference so that nobody else has to go through what we are. Whatever it takes to make people realize drinking and driving is not in any way acceptable, you can be sure we will be there to help.

A face of an angel is all that is here,
One beautiful freckle equals one terrified tear,
Not ready to leave but has to go,
Wants to go back but God says no.
Leaving your life is a scary thought,
I guess it’s something that can’t be fought,
A mother, a father, a sister, and friends,
A meaningful life that suddenly ends.
An angel is what she is meant to be,
Now just think of all she can see.
Looking over her family night and day,
Saying I love you in her own special way.
In the night we sleep, in the day we cry,
She watches us all from her star in the sky.

We’ll love you forever
We’ll like you for always
As long as we’re living
Our baby you’ll be

– With love Mom, Dad and Kodi

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