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PEIRCE, Allan Frederick

February 28, 1935 – January 25, 2013

Allan Peirce passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Centre on Friday, January 25, 2013 at the age of 77 years.

He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Allan is survived by his wife Heather; son David (Alice); daughter Shelagh (Mark); three grandchildren, Colby, Samuel and Isobel; brothers, Ronald, Robert and Paul; sisters Donna and Susan; nephew Ben; and nieces, Casey, Darcy, Lisa, Pam and Melanie. He was predeceased by his parents, Hubert and Mary Peirce.

Allan will be remembered as a patient, dedicated family man who loved a good joke. He was born and raised in Winnipeg where he attended Norwood Collegiate and the University of Manitoba where he received a degree in mechanical engineering in 1959. He and Heather married in Winnipeg on December 16, 1961. In 1963, they moved to London, Ontario where Allan received an MBA in 1965 at the University of Western Ontario. Throughout the years, they also lived in Toronto and Cambridge, Ontario and Lethbridge, Alberta, finally settling in Calgary in 1979. For many years he was involved with Scouts Canada, first as a Cub leader in Cambridge and then as a Scout leader in Calgary. At the age of twelve he became interested in model railroading. This became a lifelong hobby. He was a member of the model railroading group, South Bank Short Lines until his passing. This group was like family to him. He was also an avid curler from a young age. He and Heather enjoyed travelling together to England, Europe, Mexico, Cuba and Southeast Asia.

At Allan’s request there will be no formal service. A reception to honour Allan’s life will be held at McDougall United Church (8516 Athabasca Street S.E.) on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. In the spring, Allan’s ashes will be placed in the Memorial Garden at McDougall. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, donations may be made directly to “PSP Research” with cheques made payable to the Parkinson Alberta Society, #102, 5636 Burbank Crescent, SE, Calgary AB T2H 1Z6. The family thanks the Carewest C3 program, Dr. Turner, the staff at Royal Park Carewest and Unit 29 at the Peter Lougheed Centre for their care and kindness.

In living memory of Allan Peirce, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Brian and Ann Dowse :

    Dear Heather:

    We send you and your family our deepest sympathy at this very sad time in your lives, with the death of Allan, a beloved husband, father and grandfather.
    We know you will have happy memories of the many years you spent together, and these you will treasure.
    May you all be comforted and given strength by the love and support that surrounds you; and know that ‘underneath are the everlasting arms of God’.

    Yours sincerely,

    Brian and Ann.

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  2. Caryn Bryne and Wayne King :

    Dear Heather, David and Shelagh,

    Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on the passing of Allan, beloved husband and father. May you find the strength you need from the love of your family and friends. Please be comforted by your memories from the many shared years together, and there find solace.

    Caryn and Wayne

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  3. John and Sheila McHutchison :

    Dear Heather,

    We were so sorry to hear of your husband Allan’S death on January 25th. 2013.
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time.
    You have our deepest sympathy.
    John and Sheila

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  4. Colleen Matthews :

    Dear Heather and family: I was so sorry to hear of Allan’s recent passing. I know you and your family will have so many wonderful memories that will be cherished forever.
    Sincerely, Colleen Matthews

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