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COTE, Allan (Al)

February 10, 1939–August 13, 2011

Allan Cote, beloved husband and best friend of Evelyn Cote of Calgary, passed away onSaturday, August 13, 2011at the age of 72 years after a brief illness.

Allan Cote was born inTisdale,Saskatchewanwhere his parents proudly farmed. He grew up quickly to be head of the house after his father’s untimely passing. Allan left the farm in 1956 to move toVancouver. In 1958 he joined the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers of the Canadian Armed Forces to get his mechanic’s licence. He was posted toCalgaryin 1960 where he met Evelyn, marrying in 1961.  They startedCote’s Equipment in 1970 retiring in 1998.  OnApril 1, 2011they celebrated fifty wonderful years working together, travelling and enjoying life on their Springbank acreage.

Besides his loving wife, Allan is survived by his daughter Karen (Doug) Canning; son Cameron (Kristy); four grandchildren, Nathan, Robin, and Kelsey Cote and Alexandra Canning; his brother Ken (Carol) and sisterShirley(Randy) Bergman.

 You were so loved and will live in our hearts forever.

A Celebration of Allan’s Life will be held at SpringbankUnitedChurch(250011 Range Road33 – Northwest corner of Springbank Roadoff the CallawayParkexit from #1Hwy) on Saturday, August 20, 2011at 1:30 p.m.Forward condolencesthrough www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Allan Cote, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES,Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Jim and Dawna Quigley :

    Evelyn and family,
    We were so sorry to hear about Al’s passing. He will be so missed.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  2. I’m sorry to hear about the passing of your father Cam. My thoughts are with you.

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  3. Shelley Taylor (nee Bogner) :

    To the Cote Family,

    I am saddened to hear of your loss. I remember Mr. Cote as a quiet, strong, hard working and very kind man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  4. Marilyn Bogner :

    Evelyn and family, my deepest sympathy on the passing of Al. I remember the nice man he was and how both of you worked so well together. Although the road will be difficult without him, stay strong, he would have wanted that.
    Again Evelyn, my deepest sympathy.
    Marilyn Bogner and family.

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  5. Ken and Darlene Fach :

    Dear Ev,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts now and also in the days ahead.

    Ken and Darlene Fach

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  6. Evelyn, I was so sorry to hear about Al. It happened so fast, as I just saw you two @ the Tom Baker a month ago! I am sorry I cannot attend the funeral, as we will be out of town.
    My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

    Wanda Bohl

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  7. Sylvia, Claude & Kids :

    Dear Aunt Evelyn

    We are so sorry to hear of passing of Uncle Al. He was an incredible man. You both have always made us feel you were in our corner, and that if we ever needed you, you were only a phone call away. Uncle Al will be dearly missed.

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  8. Jim & Cheryl Cavers :

    Dear Evelyn & Family
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Allan. He was a great person and will be sorely missed. We are thinking of you in this trying time.

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  9. Viola Flamond :

    Dear Evelyn and family. Sincere sympathy for the loss of your dear husband Al. Sorry we never got to know him better. Thinking of you often, remembering the old days at the Wheat Pool.
    In fond remembrance..
    Vi

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