February 4, 1923 – Purley, Surrey, England
January 6, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta
Alan Stanwell, beloved husband of Mary Stanwell (nee Mowbray) of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at the age of 91 years.
Alan was born in England in 1923 where he spent a normal childhood growing up in Surrey with his brother Michael and sister Patricia. He attended secondary school where he was introduced to the Headmaster’s daughter, Mary who was known to be a bit of a tease, and they became friends. At the start of WW II Alan volunteered but was too young to join up so he was placed on a waiting list. A few months later he was enlisted and sent overseas with the RAF. At the end of the war he returned to England and picked up where he had left off. Alan and Mary were married January 31, 1948.
During the next decade they had two sons, Anthony and Laurence. Alan worked for the Heinz Company in sales and then moved to Cornwall where they owned and operated a guest house. Alan loved to sail so Cornwall was the place to be.
In 1967, following their life-long friends Glynn and Eileen Morrey-Jones, Alan and the family immigrated to Calgary, Canada. Alan worked as an accountant and office manager for several companies, dabbled in real-estate and owned a small sharpening business. Alan was always described by his co-workers as committed, hardworking and dedicated. This is how he was with family andfriends. Alan would never say “no” – he would always help when asked and it didn’t matter who was asking.
As well as his family and friends, his biggest love was for his pets, in particular the dogs – and there were many! He would worry about them, as much as his children. They were walked, fed and always had a lap to curl up on… he loved his dogs.
Alan will be remembered by all as a handsome English gentleman with a contagious smile.
Besides his loving wife of sixty-six years, Alan is survived by his sons, Anthony (Tony) Stanwell of France and Laurence Stanwell of Calgary and their families. He was predeceased by his brother Michael and his sister Patricia.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Alan Stanwell, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences