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Grant Edward Burke

Feb. 9, 1990 - May 1, 2024

Grant Edward Burke lost his battle with addiction on May 1st, 2024, in Lacrosse, Wash.

He was born on February 9th, 1990, in Spokane, Wash., to Damon and Karen Burke. Grant was so much more than the addiction that took his life, from a young boy he displayed just how big his heart was and how gentle of a soul he had. He Grew up in Hooper, Wash., along with his older brother Marshall and younger sister Taylor. There they shared many memories of running along the creek and through the surrounding farm fields. Grant attended school in Lacrosse from kindergarten until his graduation in 2009. While in his younger years in school he did 4H showing rabbits and steers. He also briefly played baseball in elementary but found his true passion in football where he became a 2X state champion.

After High School Grant spent many years moving around Washington, Oregon and Idaho, where he worked numerous ranch and farm hand jobs and also doing odd jobs. On March 27th, 2014, Grant welcomed his first child, a son, by the name of Tyler. Later that year he moved back to Pendleton, Ore., where he worked at Baxter Auto Parts. In 2015 he met and began dating Lacey Rice the two were then married in 2016 in Colfax, Wash. They moved back to Lacey's hometown of Endicott, Wash., when he started working for Heinrich's Trading Company out of Steptoe, Wash. He later began working full time for a farmer outside of Colfax, Wash. On October 3rd, 2018 Grant and Lacey welcomed a baby girl by the name of Hadlee Renee Burke. The following year their marriage ended and Grant moved to Lacrosse where he lived out his last five years.

Grant was many things but the one thing he will be remembered most for was that big golden heart and the way he cared for his loved ones. He was adventurous and fun loving. He always had a witty comment to say to make those around him laugh. He could talk to anyone and never met a stranger. He always had that signature smile on his face with his one dimple and bright shining green eyes. He was a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, uncle, father, and friend. He had a light about him that shown bright and was always willing to lend a helping hand. From helping complete strangers alongside the road to helping his friends work on their vehicles. You could also always find him with a four-legged friend as he loved dogs and owned many over his years. He loved his family fiercely as they meant the world to him. His favorite place on Earth was his grandma and Papa Burke's home in Fruitland, Wash., where Grandma always had chocolate chip cookies waiting.

He faced many internal struggles and fought with addiction most of his adult years but those lucky enough to get to know the real Grant saw him for all the amazing things that he was. He certainly left his mark and a little bit of his light on all of those who came into contact with him. To know him was to love him.

Grant is survived by his parents, Damon (Treva) Burke of Sandpoint, Idaho, Karen Burke (Kevin Rolstad) of Pendleton, Ore., brother Marshall Burke (Jessica Burnell) of Warwick, R.I.

Sister Taylor Burke (Steven Sunman) of Pendleton, Ore., son Tyler Bain, of Spokane, Wash., daughter Hadlee Burke of Endicott, Wash .; grandparents Linvill Burke of Loon Lake, Wash., and Jack Brady (Robbye Ford) of Mayfield, Ky., along with a niece, nephews, many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was proceeded in death by grandparents Dale Burke and Shirley Brady, and an uncle Iver Burke.

Corbeill Funeral Home of Colfax is caring for the family. On-line condolences may be made at


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