Partner of Catharine Mercer, father to Drew (Lisa) and Craig (Michelle), grandfather to Jonah, Mina and Everleigh, died on the morning of September 14th, 2021. He died suddenly and unexpectedly, following complications from a ruptured aneurysm. He will be greatly missed by all of us, especially his surviving siblings Eric, Alex and Sheila, and his former wife Barb.
We will miss his sense of humour, his great capacity for argument—both for noble causes, and pointless ones—his bear hugs and most of all his great big heart. As his favourite author Terry Pratchett once wrote “No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away.” May we, his ripples, continue on for him, leaving ripples of our own in our collective wakes.
A Celebration of Life announcement will follow at a later date. In memory of Alan, please consider making a donation of blood to the Canadian Blood Services, 1-888-2DONATE. Online memories and condolences to the family may be made at www.peacefultransition.ca
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