I will forever remember uncle Alan for the twinkle of gentle humour in his eyes, devotion to his brilliant family and wonderful Thanksgiving dinners hosted at his cottage every year that we all looked so forward to. Rest In Peace with your love uncle Alan... together with BobAnn, you have created and left behind a legacy to be truly proud of. Thinking of you all with love.
My favourite memories of Alan were of his welcoming and friendly smile and wave as each family group arrived at the Family Picnic. He was a great conversationalist and was genuinely interested in what anyone had to say. I am glad he was able to live such a long life. He was a keeper.
Sorry to hear of your loss. My folks got to know Alan and Bob Ann through their store at Big Cedar and then in later years around Thelma Kirkby's kitchen table. I spoke to my mom today and she asked me to share her condolences with your family.
Posted by Mark & Glenda and Family Hooper | 03-Apr-2020
Our deepest condolences to all of you.
Your words were bang on. Uncle Alan was always a gentleman with an underline on gentle. He was always the first to come and catch up after not seeing each other for a while. We will not forget the 45 lb turkeys at Thanksgiving and your Dad's great joy in carving them for everyone to enjoy. I had the good fortune of being able to work for him in GM for two summers as I wandered through University. He was a leader. I trust than Bob Ann was waiting with open arms to be reunited so that they could carry on their story.
Remember clearly the love both your parents had for Big Cedar. Your Dad always being a good sport, taking all of you water skiing etc. and beeping the boat horn to let you know he was coming in and for the next skier to be ready! May happy memories comfort you all in the days ahead.
So saddened to learn that your Dad has passed away. Worked very closely for many years with you Dad at GM. He was a wonderful mentor to me. Always fair, honest and sincere. While visiting Taunton Mills several years ago I came across your Mom & Dad. Had a great visit with them. RIP Al.
My sincere condolences to the Dickson family. What wonderful people your mom and dad were.
I had the pleasure of looking after many of their vehicle purchases at Roy Nichols Motors.
I always enjoyed their visits at the dealership and their positive attitude was very encouraging.
I have missed not seeing them for a few years and unfortunately hadn’t heard of your mom’s passing.
So sorry for your loss.
To all of you wonderful children who came from two such loving parents, I offer my sincere condolences . Your parents were always such a positive support to we teachers at Adelaide McLaughlin as you passed through our classes. You made my years of teaching Kindergarten so rewarding and a joy to share with all of you.
My thoughts are with you.
Berta Avery (Everett,Ont)
Former Kindergarten Teacher at Adelaide McLaughlin P.S.
I had the pleasure of being one of the personal support worker that looked after your dad Dianne. I looked after your dad when he was at Taunton Mills. We meet several times when you did their groceries on the weekend. Your dad was a class act and above everything else he remand a true gentleman. I am so sorry for your loss.
Pam ST. Elizabeth health care.