Collin "Deloy" Burbank, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away on December 13, 2022, at the age of 63, surrounded by his loving family and friends.
He is survived by his 5 children Amber, Graydon, Hannah, Ammon, and Jared as well as their mother Leanne Prepchuk, his sister Sandy, sister-in-law Arla, and many friends and loved ones. Deloy was predeceased by his parents Leonard Dean Burbank and Daphne Elna Joyce Prigoone, and his brother Lee Jay Burbank who passed away in January 2022.
Deloy was born in Lethbridge AB to parents Leonard and Daphne Burbank and was the youngest of 3 children. From an early age, Deloy could be found working at his father’s pizza shop, Tom’s House of Pizza, where he not only learned the importance of having a strong work ethic, but also the importance of having good Italian sausage on a pizza – after all, “it is ALL about the groceries!”.
If Deloy wasn’t working, you could find him out with friends, often trying to make others laugh and doing his best to swoon the ladies. In his late twenties, Deloy met and fell in love with Leanne while living in Calgary AB. They were married on July 30, 1988, in his brother Lee’s backyard in Lethbridge. Deloy was the proud father of 5 children and would often tell stories and boast of their accomplishments to almost anyone that would listen. Deloy was an amazing provider for his family and ensured that everyone was taken care of. After driving fuel trucks for over 20 years, Deloy started his own business ‘Rodeo Drive Cabs’ in Lethbridge which he operated successfully for over 13 years. Deloy loved being his own boss and thanks to his outgoing personality, sense of humor and charm, he made countless friends from all walks of life and always went out of his way to serve others. Deloy always attributed his desire to serve others as trait he learned from watching his father, Leonard, and worked each day to live a life he would have been proud of. As an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Deloy would often attend both his regular ward and the Spanish speaking ward in his area. He prided himself on the fact he had been studying Spanish on his own for over 2 years “without missing a day!” and enjoyed attending the Spanish ward as a way for him to practice his conversation skills and meet more people.
As an avid motorcycle enthusiast and rider throughout his life Deloy was overjoyed when his children were old enough and took an interest in motorcycles. In the warmer months and sometimes even the colder ones, you could find Deloy out for a ride on one of his many bikes over the years, although his favorite motorcycle to ride was his maroon, 2003 Indian Scout.
Apart from riding motorcycles and learning Spanish, Deloy loved to spend time with his children, play his 12-string guitar and jam out with others, paint, collect rare coins, watch live music, write stand up comedy and screen plays, learn about solar energy and always made sure to squeeze in an episode or two of Seinfeld or Little Mosque on the Prairie. He was an amazing cook that was always trying to perfect his roast beef recipe and always reminded everyone that “in the Burbank family, gravy is a beverage!”. Deloy was a passionate man who loved without fear, always helped those in need, and did his best to lead a Christ-like life.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday December 17, 2022 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, NORTH SIDE CHAPEL, 2213 6A Ave North, Lethbridge, AB.
Friends are welcome to visit with the Family from 1:00 to 1:45pm, prior to the Service at the Church.