May 14, 1943 – June 21, 2013
Alan has gone fishing after a short but valiant fight with leukemia. Alan passed peacefully on the first day of summer, a good fishing day to the greatest fishing spot with his loving wife at his side. His sister, daughter and youngest son were nearby at KBRH.
Alan will be remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 44 years, Betty, daughter Donna (David), sons Steven and Jamie (Paula). His grandchildren Chris, Shea, Oriana and Masyn; his sister Barb (Stosh) Uchida and brother Dave, the extensive McCuaig clan and many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and of course his much beloved Princess.
Alan leaves behind many life achievements including working at Zellstoff Celgar Pulp for 39 years. He was a loving, caring, compassionate husband, dad, poppa, uncle, brother-in-law, friend and neighbor. He was a very active community volunteer. He was a first aide advocate sharing his knowledge whenever he could by instruction or volunteering. He was a cub leader, trainer for Castlegar Rebels, a certified umpire, and he helped with crowd and traffic safety for many local events. He was a member of the BC Wildlife Association, Selkirk Lions Club, Castlegar Legion, United Church, Grandview Co-Op, Habitat for Humanity Director, PPWC Union Executive, Relay for Life, KSCL Board of Directors, Men’s Breakfast Club and C.O.P.’s to name but a few. When his children were younger he was an active school parent and volunteer. He has always been a strong advocate for all of his family and believed in sustainable, responsible hunting and fishing practices. Alan supported many community organizations and one of his favorite was the Dam City Roller Derby team. Alan was always interested in what was going on and how people were doing. He would talk to anyone and everyone and we will all miss him terribly.
Celebration of Life to take place at Castlegar United Church, 809 Merry Creek Road on July 2, 2013 at 2 pm. Internment to take place at Robson Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Alan’s name to Habitat for Humanity or Canadian Cancer Society is requested.