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ALLAN – James Roderick “Roddy”

November 14, 1967 – December 30, 2010

James Roderick ‘Roddy’ Allan, beloved husband of Jaimie Waugh of Cochrane, passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at the age of 43 years.

Roddy was born on November 14, 1967 in Hong Kong to parents Hamish and Margaret Allan. He immigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1996, residing in Ancaster, ON. Roddy, Jaimie, and their sons moved to Alberta in August of this year to be closer to their families. He soon felt at home in the Rocky Mountains, where he spent many hours hiking, taking photographs, and making new happy memories.

Roddy is remembered by his loving wife Jaimie, and sons Oliver and Rylen; parents Hamish and Margaret; sister Kirsten, her husband Alex and their son Henry. Roddy was predeceased by his grandparents.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Monday, January 3, 2011 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

A Celebration of Roddy’s Life will be held at Centre Street Church Main Campus (3900 – 2nd Street N.E.) on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In memory of Roddy, friends are asked to make donations to the Alberta Rugby Association to honour his lifelong passion for the sport. (Percy Page Centre, 11759 Groat Road, Edmonton AB, T5M 3K6 www.rugbyalberta.com )

In living memory of Roddy Allan, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with Jaimie, Rylen and Oliver and also the extended family.

    Roddy was a terific guy and I was proud to have known him. His contribution to the rugby club and in particular the junior division was outstanding and his warm friendly personality was reflected both on and off the field.

    God bless all of you.

    Respectfully,

    Dave Burnett

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  2. My deepest condolences go to Jaimie, Rylen, Oliver and the Waugh and Allan families.

    Roddy’s loss will be felt by his many friends made through rugby.

    With Respect

    Steve Scott

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  3. Donna Kanigan :

    Sending love and caring thoughts to you Jaimie and your whole family.

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  4. Roddy was an outstanding gentleman. I knew Roddy through his participation in local rugby. A kind, genuine, sincere person and a Rugby Warrior. We were all better for knowing Roddy. Roddy’s Rugby Family in Ontario and other parts of the world where he played the game, will all greatly miss him. My sincere condolences to Roddy’s Family Jaimie, Rylen, Oliver and to the Waugh Families.

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  5. All my prayers and condolences go to Jaimie, Rylen and Oliver. Roddy was a super bloke whom I am honoured to have known. I loved playing rugby alongside him in the 2nds/Reds and always admired his passion and humour. He certainly helped this fellow immigrant settle in in Burlington.

    Respectfully

    Tony Windsor

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  6. Bob and Lesley Cunningham :

    Our deepest sympathy to your family. Roddy was such a nice person and a pleasure to know. He and Rylen contributed an awful lot to the Centaurs.

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  7. My thoughts and prayers are with Jaimie and her family.

    Respectfully,
    Tara Hambly
    Rangers BWRSL

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  8. Tracy Buchinger :

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts are with you, and will stay with you in the days to come! My heart goes out to you.

    Tracy Buchinger
    (the Rangers)

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  9. Gordon Sneddon :

    My deepest sympathy to Roddy’s family, he will be sorely missed. Roddy made an impact on everyone who was fortunate enough to know him.

    Respectfully,

    Gordon Sneddon
    Rugby Canada

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  10. Roddy, you were always an important member of Burlington RFC.

    You were a feisty and talented player on the field and a great friend to everyone afterwards.
    You will be missed dearly by all and we will always remember your smile and your kindness.

    Sincerely,
    Dave Wilson

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  11. Jan and I would like to express our very deepest sympathy to the Waugh and Allan families on the loss of your loved ones. I knew Roddy particularly well from our connection at Burlington Centaurs Rugby Club and I always enjoyed his frienship and support. He will be sorely missed by all. What a tragedy.

    Respectfully, John Truman

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  12. Kevin Gauthier :

    My deepest condolences go to Jaimie, Rylen, Oliver and the Waugh and Allan families.

    Roddy was a terrific guy and will be missed dearly. His contribution to the blue and orange on and off the field was excellent especially in the junior program. He always had a positive attitude on the pitch and that’s why everyone enjoyed playing with him, Reds and the firsts. We had a great night out in Niagara before he moved out to Alberta. There are lots of memories like that we all should remember and focus on in this time.

    Respectfully

    Kevin Gauthier

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  13. Beverley Kropac :

    Our deepest condolences to Jaimie, Rylen, Oliver and your families. Roddy was the best of the best. Jaimie he was so very happy when he met you. Our thought and prayers are with you…the Kropac family (Red Lobster, Niagara Falls)

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  14. My deepest condolences to Margaret, Kirsty, Jaimie, Oliver and Rylen and to the entire Allan and Waugh families.

    Roddy you were my best friend and I will love and miss you always. You were always there for me whenever I needed you and I am so happy I was in your life for as long as I was. You introduced me to the arts, golf, video games and of course rugby. You were such an amazing friend.

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  15. Lindsay Nelson :

    My thoughts are with your family…

    Lindsay

    Rangers/Thunder BWRSL

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  16. I’m really not sure what to say. Although I haven’t seen Roddy for a couple years, I clearly remember his great smile, and his positive attitude on and off the pitch. He will be missed.

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  17. Cathy, my family and I have the Allan and Waugh families in our thoughts. I’ve lost a fellow coach, a fellow rugby player, someone I felt I was honoured to know. They’ve lost a dad, a best friend and much more than that.

    I’m a better person for having known Roddy and I will miss him.

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  18. Michael H Howes :

    There are no words for something like this. I’ll remember the games we played together.

    M

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  19. Andrew Gaydon :

    Roddy always had a smile on and off the Rugby field. He was a true pleaure to know as a club friend.
    He will be truely missed by all that knew him .
    Sincere condolences to Roddy’s family.

    Andrew Gaydon

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  20. Roddy was one of the nicest guys I ever met and always had a smile on his face. An extremely talented and enigmatic player, he was always a pleasure to play with and to be around.

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Respectfully

    Jon Goldie

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  21. Lauren (Rangers Soccer) :

    My deepest sympathy for you and your family.

    Rangers BWRSL

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  22. I too am a better person for knowing Roddy. He was one of the first people I met when I came to Canada. He was a fine rugby player and even better person. Burlington Rugby Club lost a true brother and mentor. My thoughts go out to the family.

    Love always James Raynor and family

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  23. Nicole & Markus :

    We are so saddened by the news that everybody’s efforts came up short to save your loved ones. Our deepest sympathy go out to Jamie and her Familiy.

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  24. Alfie & Laura :

    Our deepest sympathies go out to Roddy’s and Jamie’s families. We were both lucky enough to have known Roddy through our passions for rugby. I played and coached with him. He was a gentleman off the field and a true professional on it. We are blessed to have shared our times with him

    Alfie & Laura

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  25. Lynay (from Mitford) :

    Rylen,
    I’m really sorry for what happened to your family. Our prayers are with your mom while she gets better and with you and your brother.
    If you need to talk at school, you can talk to me.

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  26. Bruce and Jacquie Mann :

    Jacquie and I were there when Jaimie and Roddy first met. He was always quick to laugh and a joy to be around. Roddy was, and still is, a terrific model for his sons Ry and Ollie to follow throughout their lives. We enjoyed hiking in the mountains and despite blisters and fatigue always had a camera and a smile ready.
    We will miss you and always carry a memory of you in our hearts and backpacks

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  27. Thinking of you.

    Lots of love,

    Tim/Dad/Grandad and Penny

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  28. Larry and Angie Williams, Red Deer :

    It leaves us without words to describe our thoughts for the tragic loss your familes have been forced to endure. Our hearts ache for your families and you have been in our prayers since we heard of this tragedy.

    Thankfully you have all the good memories and the strength of your families. God bless you all.

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  29. My thoughts are with Jaimie, Rylen, Oliver and the Waugh and Allan Families. I had the good fortune to know Roddy both as a team-mate and with our mutual efforts with the junior program with the Burlington Centaurs RFC. Roddy and Rylen were a huge part of our success with the junior program at our club. Roddy symbolized rugby… as an opponent a fearsome competitor as a team-mate quietly leading by example. Off the field a gentleman with an easy smile that came with the confidence displayed on the field. I recently read a comment by Heather Moyse who was a gold medal winner at the Vancouver winter games and also on the National Senior Womans Rugby Team that resonates “there is a connection between rugby players that does not exist in other sports”
    With Respect
    Jeff Ellis and family

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  30. Thomas Glason :

    I only knew Roddy briefly through playing and coaching but know his commitment to rugby and his family is second to none. He has impacted many lives for the better and I wish my condolences to his family.

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  31. Harry & Janette Davies :

    We are saddened by the news of the loss of Roddy. We first met him a few years ago and the world will not be the same without him.
    Sincere condolences to Roddys family.
    Harry & Janette

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  32. Kathy Manson and family :

    Jaimie and family,
    My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
    Hugs and kisses sent from Ontario,
    Kathy Manson
    (previously worked with ErinoakKids at North Sheridan)

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  33. Jamie, Rylen and Oliver,
    I am so shocked and saddened by this devastating news. I’m still numb. You just moved from Ancaster as my attached neighbour in August. Roddy was such great person with so much zest and kindness in him. He always, always had nice things to say.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you always Jamie.
    Respectfully,
    Wendy Cox

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  34. Louisa and Graham Howden :

    To Jamie, Rylen, and Oliver,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Graham and I found out last night what happened and we just sat there and cried. Jamie we can only imagine the pain and sorrow you are going through. We have very fond memories of having you all as wonderful neighbors here in Ancaster ON. Roddy was such a wonderful, loving, and kind man. He will be truly missed by everyone who knew him. He was very proud of all of you. We wish we could do more. All of you have been in our thoughts. At this time we don’t have another way of contacting you. Here is my e-mail louisahowden@gmail.com. I meant to get your e-mail before you left but didn’t get the chance. When you feel up to it Jamie, please feel free to contact us. We would love to hear from you. And again we don’t know what else to say but we are truly saddened by this news and from the bottom of our hearts our deepest condolences.
    Your old neighbors and friends,
    Louisa, Graham, Liam, and Drew.

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  35. Tamara Angle ,Colby Greaves And Lenoard Greaves :

    We can not express our shock and sadness at your loss of Roddy and your Brother and sister in law. I am sorry we did not respond sooner as we just heard the news. Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you. You and your family were already missed in Ancaster.
    Sincerely Yours, Tamara Leoard and Colby

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  36. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
    Alex (Blizzards-BWRSL)

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  37. Mell,oney Josephs :

    My Thoughts and Prayers are with Jamie, her son and extended Family. Deepest condolences.

    Regards,
    Mell Josephs
    Rangers
    BWRSL Soccer.

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  38. I was saddened to hear the news of Roddy’s passing he was a great man, friend, father and player.

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    And let us remember as Henry Scott Holland wrote about death, life and the hereafter:

    Death is nothing at all.
    I have only slipped away into the next room.
    I am I, and you are you.
    Whatever we were to each other, that we still are.
    Call me by my old familiar name,
    speak to me in the easy way which you always used.
    Put no difference in your tone,
    wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
    Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
    Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
    Let my name be ever the household word that it always was,
    let it be spoken without effect,
    without the trace of a shadow on it.
    Life means all that it ever meant.
    It is the same that it ever was;
    there is unbroken continuity.
    Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
    I am waiting for you, for an interval,
    somewhere very near, just round the corner.

    And all is well.

    See you someday Roddy.

    Regards,

    James

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  39. Rebecca Trapp :

    Mark and I would like to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. Roddy was a great guy and by far one of the nicest people we have met since coming to Canada. I always thought it was one of the coolest and most awesome things to see Roddy and Rylen playing side by side in the rugby dome. He was an excellent coach, always patient and understanding. Words cannot say how much he will be missed.
    Regards,
    Mark and Rebecca(USA) Trapp (Burlington RFC)

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  40. Roddy’s old school friends and others in Edinburgh have only just heard that we have lost Roddy, though we have been striving to reconnect with him for several years now. He made the cover of the Evening News.

    Roddy was a key part of our teenage group when we were growing up and I became a closer friend still when we both chose Glasgow for our further studies; he at the famous Art School as a Ceramicist and myself studying History at the ancient University. Wild times we had in and around his fabulous pad in Park Circus and strange days in the Art School Bar, but those are just a fraction my personal memories. I cannot recall his face other than graced with a laugh or a smile.

    I hope there will be a service for Roddy in Edinburgh so his oldest friends can say goodbye in a fitting manner too.

    Our deepest and most heartfelft condolences to his immediate family and those several others who lost those dear to them.
    BGx

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  41. Stevan Kincaid :

    Roddy and I were at school together in Edinburgh from the early 80’s, he was a great friend and partner in crime during those teenage years while we grew up and took our first steps to being adults.

    In the early 90’s our paths split as he headed off to Canada and I took a few steps that has eventually brought me to Hong Kong, a city he was more than familiar with.

    To his wife and kids, his mother, father and sister, I pass on my deepest sympathies and condolences. I would very much like to get in touch again with you and share some stories about Roddy that will reinforce what you know already, he was unique and loving, artistic and bright.

    The years may have passed but he is always in my heart and in my memories.

    Stevan

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  42. Jamie, Rylen and Oliver and the Waugh and Allan Families;
    No words could ever express the deep respect and admiration that I had for Roddy. A true warrior and gentleman, who led by example both on and off the field. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  43. Many thanks to all of those who have posted such kind words about Roddy – we are all very grateful for them at this agonising time.

    I would like to pass on to Roddy’s old school/ Edinburgh friends that we are intending to honour Roddy’s memory in Scotland and would very much like to include as many of you as possible. Perhaps you could let me know the best way to contact you Bruce and Stevan.

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  44. Trelene Baycroft & Family :

    We were so sorry to hear of your tragic loss and extend our deepest condolences and thoughts to your families.

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  45. Ranbir Dhillon :

    My Deepest condolences go to Jamie, Rylen, Oliver and both the Waugh & Allan Families.
    I knew Roddy through Rugby in Burlington. A gentleman First and foremost. A sad loss and he’ll be greatly missed.

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  46. Kirsty, myself, Stevan Kincaid, Irvine Conner, James Hogg, Bruce McLaren, and David Cochrane can all be found on Facebook and we are in touch with others who are not. I can also be contacted at brian_gordon64@hotmail.com and I’m sure we would all be happy to assist with any arrangements you might care to make in Edinburgh.

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  47. Allen Lawrence :

    Roddy was a great guy and was a pleasure to know. He will be missed at the Niagara Rugby Club.

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