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.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Nelson & District Hospice Society, Box 194, Nelson, BC V1L 5P9. Cremation has taken place. Funeral Services will be held at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate, 813 Ward Street, Nelson on Monday, Sept. 16 at 10:00 a.m. with a reception to follow. A private family interment will take place at Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of
Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.
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