Alexander John Allan, 66, died early Saturday morning, February 12, 2011 at his home in Chilliwack after battling lung cancer. When first diagnosed, he was given only a few months to live, but his courage and indomitable will, as well as the support of his wife, gave him the strength to endure for almost three years.
He is survived by Velma, his beloved wife of 20 years; his sister Isa; his three children: Cheryl, Robert and Connie; and three step-children, Brian, Tracey and William, as well as 12 grandchildren.
Alexander was in the military for 23 years, serving overseas a number of times, including a peace-keeping tour in Egypt. He was an avid fisherman and was happiest out on the lake trolling in his boat. After retirement, he worked in a number of different industries, eventually working in Chilliiwack as a flagger for A&D Flagging.
While professing to prefer a solitary life, it was clear he had a great love for family. Children and dogs all loved him, and could easily depend on him for treats, and his gruff humour and mischievious charm endeared him to the people who knew him. He was well loved by all, and will be missed.
At his request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society