May 18, 1928 – October 7, 2010
Allan McLachlan passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at the age of 82 years.
Allan was born in Dumbarton, Scotland and emigrated from there to Toronto, ON in 1953. After a couple of years he and his “Brickie” buddies moved to Calgary where he met and married his beloved Elma, and they shared fifty two years of togetherness. Allan was the proud Dad of Gail (Alex) Bordeniuk and Sandy (Jim) Vanderveen, and in due course, the treasured Papa of Devon V. in 1993 and Kira B in 1998.
Besides Elma, Allan is survived by sisters Mamie Ayre and Margaret McLachlan, sisters-in-law Sylvia (John) Schmidt and Carole Reddekopp and their families as well as the family of his predeceased sister, Peggy Chalmers.
Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Calgary Chapter, for Devon at #130, 6001 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 266-5295, www.cysticfibrosis.ca or a charity of your choice. The family expresses deep gratitude to relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind support. Also heartfelt thanks to the unit doctors and staff at the Foothills and Rockyview Hospitals for their devoted care.
In living memory of Allan McLachlan, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Provincial Park, Cochrane, AB by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences