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DYER, Alan McKenzie

Posted By Obits On May 14, 2014 @ 4:25 PM In Obituary | 10 Comments

November 11, 1936 – Glasgow, Scotland
May 12, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Alan Dyer, beloved husband of Regina of Calgary, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, May 12, 2014 at the age of 77 years.

Born November 11, 1936 in Glasgow, Scotland, Alan attended Hillhead Academy and the University of Glasgow. He immigrated to Canada from Glasgow, Scotland and worked as an Eye Physician and Surgeon. He was the inventor and founder of Eyelogic Systems. He was an avid golfer and sailor. Besides his loving wife Reggie, Alan is survived by his son Lachlan (Hellen), their step-daughter Mei Xing, daughter Fiona, and brother Graham Dyer. He was predeceased by his parents Kenneth and Roberta Dyer.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 – 14th Street S.W.) on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Sacred Heart Columbarium. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The Dyer family thanks their friends and relatives and the Doctors and staff of Chinook Hospice for their kindness and support.

In living memory of Alan Dyer, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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Condolence from Linda McKitrick on May 14th, 2014 4:35 PM

Dear Reggie
I was so, so sorry to read about Alan’s passing. I won’t be able to attend the funeral as I will be out of the country so I am sending you my sincerest sympathies via this email.
You two were inseparable – I can’t imagine your grief. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Linda

Condolence from Diana and Alln Bon Bernard on May 14th, 2014 8:38 PM

Sincerest Condolences at the time of Allan’s death.No doubt you are devastated by his passing..thinking of you
Diana and Allan

Condolence from Carl and Diana Bond on May 15th, 2014 9:37 AM

Reggie, we were so saddened to read of Alan’s passing. At this difficult time we wanted to send you our sympathies, and let you know we are thinking of you. Carl and Diana Bond

Condolence from Elizabeth Spencer on May 15th, 2014 9:38 AM

Dear Reggie,
I am sorry to hear of Alan’s passing.
I trust that the wonderful memories of your time together will be of some comfort to you.
I will miss not seeing you both at Priddis .
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Ann Law on May 17th, 2014 3:49 PM

Dear Reggie:
Sincere sympathies to you and family on Alan’s passing.
According to Irene and Bobby, he was very well respected and had achieved a wonderful goal.
My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Ann Law

Condolence from Sylvia Lambert on May 17th, 2014 8:21 PM

I was saddened to read of Alan’s passing. My deepest sympathies to you and the family. I enjoyed our lovely chat over the phone last year. Maybe I will see you out at Priddis this year.
All the best to you.

Condolence from marite gerelus on May 18th, 2014 9:06 AM


We were very sad to hear of Alan’s passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

Marite and Murray

Condolence from Bruce Plausteiner & Family on May 21st, 2014 9:02 PM

We are very saddened to hear of Alan’s passing. We are greatful to have known him and blessed by his work. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Bruce, Dean, family and Professional Optical staff.

Condolence from Bonnie & Brian Veitch/Wainwright EyeCare on May 22nd, 2014 10:42 AM

Dear Reggie and Family,
Brian, Jon and I would like to offer our sincerest sympathies during this difficult time. We were very saddened to hear the news today. As “pioneers” when sight-testing with the Eyelogic System first started out in Canada, we were very privileged to meet Dr. Dyer. He was a brilliant man, we are grateful to him for allowing us to perform automated refractions furthering the success of our business. I think he was one of the kindest, nicest man we have known. Always such a pleasure to talk to when consulting about our customers. May your fond memories give you comfort.
Bonnie, Brian & Jon

Condolence from Jim and Moni Thompson on May 22nd, 2014 11:10 AM

Reggie we are saddened to hear of Alan’s passing. We know how close you two were. Alan has touched many more people than any could imagine. Not only was he a kind and gentle man, his technology has enriched multitudes. Our sincere sympathies to you and your family.

Jim and Moni

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