Sept. 27, 1942 – Dec. 9, 2015 is with great sorrow that we post the notice of Allan’s passing. Allan fought a short and feisty battle with cancer but passed away in West Coast General Hospital with his loving family at his side.
He leaves to mourn the love of his life, wife Dee and their children, Alana, Gina and David; grandchildren, Angel-Blue, Shay, Odin and Ty. He also leaves his brother Ron (Lois) and their son Chet, his Sisters Shannon (Gerry) Coutu, their daughters Bev and Jo-Anne (Raymond), Shona (Gord) Rowe, their son Raymond, Brother and Sister-in-Law Vern and Fran Pluym. Nephews Ed (Yvonne), Barry (Jenny), Tyler (Veronica) and their mother Vera Lucas and great nephews Rory, Aubrey, Derek and great nieces Rianna and Crystal and the many friends that became part of his extended family, we cannot possibly list all of you. We all will miss his quiet good nature.
Allan was born in Port Alberni and lived most of this life here or in logging camps up and down the coast. The last 10 years were spent travelling with Dee seeing places they only dreamed of. Since his retirement he volunteered with I.H.S. and ran the steam donkey for J.J. Logging at McLean’s Mill. Allan enjoyed fishing and was famous for sharing his trout with many, also hunting with Bob and Ed, which resulted in many great stories. If he had any time left he loved his garden and lending a hand to friends. For the past five years we have held season’s tickets to the Bulldogs games; he was a great supporter of the team.
We will miss the most loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, great uncle and friend forever. A memorial tea was held for family and friends on Dec. 15, 2015 at McLean’s Mill.