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Kelly Burger

Obituary of Kelly Anne Burger

On Saturday, January 9, 2021 the world lost a truly incredible human being and a very special soul. Kelly was not only my mom and my best friend, but she was such an amazing wife, friend, sister and person to all who knew her. She had the ability to walk into a room and light it up with just her beautiful smile, making everyone’s day better in the process. About six months ago, my mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was given a terminal diagnosis. Despite this, she fought with every single ounce of her strength and she never backed down from her battle, not once. My mom showed me what it meant to be a true fighter and I will forever admire her courage, strength and resilience. She genuinely loved life and she will forever live on as an inspiration to all. My hope is that everyone can learn something from her journey and her life. I was lucky enough to be able to call her my mother and I am grateful to have her watching over me now. I know I can get through anything life throws at me with her by my side. My mom was always a true angel and her legacy will forever be carried on in our hearts. I love you beyond words mom, forever and always.


Kelly Burger, beloved wife of Robert Jacobs. Loving mother of Brooklyn Faith Burger-Jacobs. Dear sister of George Burger (Diane), Mark Burger (Lynda) and Nancy Compton (Ron) and sister-in-law of Angela Jacobs (Jim Abraham), Margot Jacobs, and Ted Jacobs (Laura Webster). Adored aunt of Nicole, Brook, Alaina, Marci, Alexis, Tanner, Tyson and Connor and their spouses and great aunt of Hawksley, Zoey, Kaylynn, Kolton, Kelsey, Kingsley and Norah. Predeceased by her parents George Burger and Ruth Evelyn Pellis (John Henry). Kelly will be dearly missed by “her girls”.


A sincere thank you to Dr. K. Shim, Dr. S. Russell and the palliative care team at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay for their amazing care.


Private arrangements have been entrusted to the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel", 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171). If desired, memorial donations may be made to Kelly Burger’s Legacy Endowment Fund for Cancer or the Oak Ridges Hospice of Durham. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at