Stanley Burke, Jr. was born on February 8, 1923, and died on May 28, 2016.
He was a Canadian television journalist.
Stanley Burke was the anchor of CBC Television’s The National News from 1966 to 1969.
However, the show was renamed, ‘The National’ after he resigned to launch a public campaign to bring attention to the Nigerian Civil War and the humanitarian crisis in the secessionist state of Biafra.
His father was businessman Stanley Burke, founder of Pemberton Securities, a stockbroking firm in Western Canada.
When he retired from the CBC, he also wrote a number of books satirizing Canadian politics in the form of children’s stories, including Swamp Song, Frog Fables and Beaver Tales and The Day of the Glorious Revolution.
During the 80s, Burke was a publisher with partner Jack McCann of the weekly newspaper Nanaimo Times in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
Stanley brother was Lieutenant-Commander Cornelius Burke, a prominent Royal Canadian Navy officer during World War II.
He died at the Kingston General Hospital in Kingston, Ontario.
Stanley Burke passed away at 93 yrs old.