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SLIMMON, Alan

March 9, 1942 – Fergus, ON
July 11, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Alan Kenneth Slimmon, beloved husband and best friend of Carole of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Foothills Hospital at the age of 71 years.

Alan spent thirty-one years with the Calgary Board of Education, where he built his reputation as an outstanding teacher and administrator. Following his retirement in 1998, he served as a panel member and facilitator with the Alberta Attendance Board for a number of years.

Alan is survived by his beloved wife Carole; treasured daughters Sharon (Kevin Ham) and Jana (Gordon Hands); grandchildren Brooke, Jana, Robyn, Graydon, Tanner and Taiya; sister Jean (Ben Mudd); brother-in-law Ron May (Ann); and many nieces, nephews, cousins and cherished friends.

He was predeceased by his parents Ken and Gertrude Slimmon and his brother John.

A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Red Cross Society, Southern Alberta Region, 2nd Floor, 1305 – 11st Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T3C 3P6, Telephone: (403) 541-6100, www.redcross.ca.

In living memory of Alan Slimmon, 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. Aziz Valiani :

    Dear Carol & Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Al we were sadden to learn of his passing in the Calgary herald on Saturday, July 21, 2013.
    My condolences to you and the family! May God bless his soul with eternal peace!
    Aziz, Amp and Family

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  2. Wendy Pitcher :

    Dear Carol and family. I read with sadness the passing of Al. I know that he fought a good fight. I remember bumping into you at Costco and visiting for a while. I hope that you are well and still smiling. My prayers and sympathy are with you at this time. It is never easy or expected just then. I will try to see you August 13th. You have a good and supportive family to lean on. My thoughts are with you all. Love Wendy

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  3. John and Donna Taylor :

    Dear Carol and family
    I was indeed lucky to have spent 3 years teaching at Rideau Park with Al. He was a wonderful role model for those of us teaching with him as well as to the students. Donna and I were so very lucky to get to know Al and Carol on a personal basis at that time. We had planned to attend the memorial service on the 13’th but unfortunately an urgent family matter requires us to be out of town at that time. We will be thinking of you all at the time of the service. God bless .
    John and Donna

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  4. Alvin & Jodi Effa :

    Carole and Family.
    Sorry to learn of your loss. Expressing our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We had planned on attending Allan’s celebration of life, but this afternoon we learned of a family matter which we must attend and thus will not be able to be there.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Alvin & Jodi Effa

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  5. Pat and Doug Jones :

    Dear Carole, We had to leave a bit early before we could get through the reception line but we wanted to let you know that Al’s funeral yesterday was such a wonderful tribute from his loving family. We admired the tributes so much. They gave such an excellent slant to his life and although we didn’t know him well, we can see how he touched everyone’s life with such humour, kindness and dignity. We know that will continue on through the lives of you all, sincerely, Pat and Doug

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  6. Sorry to hear. I just found out. I am so saddened. Kelly and Corey loved him so much. Thanks for being such good neighbors and friends. My heart goes out to you.

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  7. I was sorry to learn just recently that Al had passed. Although I only taught at Rideau for 4 years, I have many fond memories of that time and of the tireless energy that Al expended to offer support to both the teachers and the students.

    Thinking of you,
    Barb

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