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Alan Spencer Burbank

June 15, 1922 - August 28, 2013


Alan Spencer Burbank passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Mountain Lake Seniors Community.  He was born June 15, 1922 in Prince George B.C.  Alan attended Vancouver College and served in the RCAF during WW2.   He married Marion LePargneux on December 1, 1945 in Vancouver B.C.  He was predeceased by his brother Hugh in 1979, his son Kenneth in 1981 and his loving wife Marion in 2010.
Alan had a long and varied career, becoming the Business Manager of the Knox Medical Clinic in Kelowna before moving to Nelson in 1963 to manage the Medical Associates Clinic where he remained until 1980 when he moved to Vancouver.  He and Marion eventually retired to Kelowna in 1987. Their final journey took them to Mountain Lake Seniors Community in Nelson in 2007 
Alan was always actively involved in his community.  He was one of the founding members of the Kelowna Boys Club.  He was a long-time member of the Kinsmen Club and Toastmasters.  He was a trustee in the St. Joseph’s Catholic School Board for several years and a member of the parish council of the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate Parish in Nelson.  Alan was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather   He is survived by his children Monica (Luke), Andrea (Don), Garth, Elaine, and Bruce (Mary Ann), eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  Alan will be remembered fondly for his gentle, nurturing, and easy-going manner, his deep faith, and his dedication to his family. Cremation has taken place. 

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Nelson and District Hospice

Box 194

Nelson, BC

V1L 5P9


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

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From: Scott Simpson
Relation: Friend/Friend of the Family

To all of Alan’s family……my heart goes out to you with the passing of this truly wonderful man. Although I only had the privilege of knowing him for a couple years, it felt as though I knew him for most of my life. I will forever cherish the weekly drives him and I would go on and the talks we would have while enjoying the beautiful scenery along the way. May you all be comforted knowing he is in the arms of our Lord now and surrounded by nothing but love, beauty and happiness.
Sending all of you loving thoughts and comforting hugs during this difficult time, but also hoping there will be fond memories shared of Alan…..a wonderful Father, Grandfather, “Pa”,….and freind.
With Love,
****This picture of mine, entitled “Heaven’s Horizon”…..I chose in hopes it would give you Peace and Comfort….and a glimpse into the beautiful world that words cannot describe that Alan is now looking down at you all from above and watching over you…..forever and always.

From: Gwen and Paul Cavanaugh
Relation: Friends

So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing, Bruce. We remember your mom and dad with great fondness.

From: Donna (Wunderlich) Wagner
Relation: Long-time & close friend to Monica

Very sorry for the loss of your Dad. May your shared memories of your Dad give you comfort during this sad time. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.

From: Penny Radies (Sirak)
Relation: friend of Alan's son Garth

Hello Garth – I am in Nelson visiting my Mom and read in the paper of your Dad’s passing. My sincere sympathy to you and your family Garth. – Penny (Sirak)

From: Board of Directors of the Children's Aid Society of Oxford County
Relation: Father of Bruce Burbank

So sorry to hear of your loss. May it bring you comfort to know that your sorrow is shared. A donation has been made to the Nelson & District Hospice in memory of Alan on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Aid Society of Oxford County.

From: Denise Tew
Relation: Father of Bruce Burbank

He will live forever in the memories of those who knew him and in the hearts of those who loved him. May the special memories of your father be a source of comfort to you now and always. A donation has been made to the Nelson & District Hospice in memory of Alan on behalf of the Management & Staff of the Children’s Aid Society of Oxford County.

From: Natalie Petersen
Relation: Met him at Mountain Lakes.

My thoughts go out to Alan Burbank’s family. I met him at Mountain Lakes and he was always a very pleasant and cheerful man. Always a smile on his face.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
September 16, 2013
Beginning at 10:00am

Cathedral of Mary Immaculate
813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T3

Reception to follow. Private family interment at Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery.

813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T3

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Nelson and District Hospice

Box 194

Nelson, BC

V1L 5P9

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