Alan Kelley passed away peacefully on February 21, 2013. Alan was born February 28, 1930 in Edmundston, New Brunswick to his parents Leo and Evangeline Kelley. He was predeceased by his wife Sigrun in 2004, brother Murray and his sister Vangie Mulhern (Maury). Alan is survived by his children: Dan (Megan), Pat (Venessa), Mike (Linda), Allison Viskari (Dan), and Chris (Donna); six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. They all loved him very much and he will be dearly missed. Upon graduating from Lord Byng Secondary in Vancouver, Alan obtained his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia in 1955. He worked for Imperial Oil as a Sales Representative until 1964 when Alan operated a Bulk Agency for Imperial Oil in Hope, BC until retiring in 1988. Alan married Sigrun in 1955 and they enjoy 49 years of marriage. They took pleasure in their family and engaging in various social activities like golf, curling, bridge and travelling with their many friends.
Alan led an active life and was involved in many community activities such as volunteering with the Hope Golf Club, Rotary Club, Lions Club and the Hope Curling Club. He coached minor baseball and volunteered as a referee when minor football was played in Hope. Alan was an avid Bridge player and spent many an evening playing cards.
The family gives thanks to Dr. Damian and all the staff at the Fraser Hope Lodge for providing Alan with a wonderful and caring environment.
A celebration of Alan’s life will be held 2:00 pm Saturday March 9, 2013 at the Legion Hall, 344 Fort Street, Hope BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation at www.fvhcf.org