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ALLAN, David Moyes

December 9, 1922 – Halifax, Nova Scotia
August 6, 2017 – White Rock, British Columbia

David Moyes Allan of White Rock, British Columbia, passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the age of 94 years. Never one to give up, he exemplified “a good old age”. David relished life, family and a home cooked dinner. He always had a smile and was in his element at social events. A resident of Crescent Gardens since 2014, David embraced some of the activities such as Bridge, Bingo, Choir and was known for his prolific reading. In earlier days, David called himself a “Navy lad” and was on duty in England readied for WWII. After the war, David graduated from the University of Alberta, and subsequently worked as a corrosion engineer at Trans Mountain Pipe Line and later for SNC-Lavalin. He started family life in Edmonton marrying Eileen Keates, and had son Tim in 1947. His work career culminated with a Life Member award in 1988 with the Association of Professional Engineers in Geological and Geophysical Professions. Curling in the 1960’s and golf in retirement were hobbies. David is survived by his son, Tim Allan (Sandy Hartley) of South Surrey, BC; grandchildren, Andrea Allan of Surrey, BC and Sean Allan (Victoria Morgan) of Regina, SK; great-grandchild, Ashley Allan of London, ON; sister-in-law, Doris Allan of Invermere, BC; nephew, Dave Allan (Lori) of Calgary (working in Trinidad & Tobago); nieces, Joni Allan (Exu Nazares) of Vancouver, BC and Tracy Bruns (Jim Sidorchuk); grand-nieces, Rachel Halsted of Calgary, AB, Jade Allan, Shayla Allan and Teagan Bruns; grand-nephews, Joel Allan, Tommy Allan and Justen Bruns. David was predeceased by Eileen Allan; partner Elizabeth Rust and brother, James F. Allan.

David thrived on his independence, and thus the family extends appreciation for the kindness and support of Dr. Debra Harper, Peace Arch Hospital and Crescent Gardens – all key players in David’s final years.

A Graveside Service will be held at Burnsland Cemetery (Cemetery Rd and Spiller Rd. S.E., Calgary, AB). Private dinner to follow. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of David Allan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Naval Association of Canada, Calgary branch :

    We offer our condolences
    for the loss of our fellow Navy veteran,
    David Allan.

    “Hear the prayer of a sailor who served,
    and grant eternal rest deserved”

    “We will remember them”

    If we could assist his family,
    please contact us
    at the address below.
    The Naval Association of Canada, Calgary Branch
    c/o HMCS TECUMSEH “Navy Way” 1820 – 24th Street S.W.
    Calgary, Alberta, T2T 0G6
    Telephone Ed Brown at (403)281-5102
    or Brian Thorlacius at (403)370-9922

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