May 31, 1931 – December 29, 2022
Our dear husband, father, papa, grandfather and great grandfather passed away peacefully at Baillie House in Maple Ridge, BC. Predeceased by his father, Frederick and his mother Sabre. He was survived by his wife of 69 years, Rhoda and his three children, Rick, Jim and Leisa (Mike), his grandchildren, Allan (Santana), Aleisha (Shadoe), Holly (Danny), Mackenzie, Danika (Matthew) and 6 great grandchildren. He also leaves behind his sister, Freda and her family along with many other family members, friends and colleagues.
He will always be remembered by his gentle demeanor, the twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face.
Allan had a deep connection and love for the ocean. As a teenager he worked on the Union Steamships (Lady Cynthia) that travelled up and down the BC coastline. Later joined the navy where he was stationed aboard HMCS Revelstoke and then Canada’s only aircraft carrier, the HMCS Magnificent.
Upon leaving the navy and married moved back to BC to raise his family. Growing his career, he lived in several communities, Burnaby, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge and Victoria.
He also offered his time as a volunteer firefighter along with many other clubs, organizations and events. In his retirement years he enjoyed travelling from coast to coast by RV with his wife Rhoda before settling at Tapadera Estates and Sunwood Retirement Home. Allan was always thankful and appreciative of time with family and friends and will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
The family would like to thank the care staff at Baillie House for their support and kindness. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence to the family’s online obituary at www.myalternatives.ca
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