It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Alan Manning McAlpine on Grand Canaria Island, Spain on March 28, 2011 at the age of 81 after a brief illness.
Alan is survived by Daisy McAlpine, his wife of 29 years. He will be missed by his children Janice (Dave) Andrew of Maple Ridge, BC; John (Karen) McAlpine of Terrace, BC; Jill (Harvey) Prato of Armstrong, BC; and his step-daughters Christy (Bill) Henriksen of Vernon, BC; Kelly (Peter) Robinson of Peterborough, ON. Alan was a wonderful Grandpa to Kyle, Dylan, Taylor, Megan, Kelsey and Syndey and a proud Great-Grandpa to Mackenna and Gabriel. Alan will also be fondly remembered by step-sons Sid Mills and Cliff Mills.
Alan was born in 1930 in Creston, BC, the only son of Charlotte Elizabeth McAlpine and William Samuel McAlpine. He graduated from high school in Creston in 1949 and attained his certificate in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. After several years of employment, Alan decided to return to school to become a Chartered Accountant. He entered into an business partnership in Hope, BC in 1961. In 1958 Alan married Ruby Boffey, mother of his three children. Alan moved to Terrace, BC in 1965 and established McAlpine & Co. Chartered Accountants. In Terrace he was married to Marie Harrison for 10 years. Alan and Daisy were married in 1986 and upon retiring in 1994 they moved to Penticton, BC.
Alan recently celebrated 50 years as a member of the Chartered Accountants of Canada. He was a long-time Director of New Nadina Explorations and Kettle River Resources. Alan served as Alderman on the Terrace City Council and was a Director on the REM Lee Hospital Foundation. He was a dedicated member and President of Rotary in both Terrace and Penticton and was awarded the Rotary International Paul Harris Fellowship. Alan was an active volunteer treasurer with The Penticton Jazz Festival, Penticton & District Hospice Society, and the Penticton Golf and Country Club. Alan valued his morning meetings with the Knowledge Network and playing pool in the afternoons. True to his proud Scottish heritage, Alan was an avid curler and golfer.
Known for his calm demeanor, ready smile, sense of humour, and great hair, Alan will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Penticton Lakeside Resort at 2pm-4pm. Please join family and friends to honour Alan’s memory and share your stories from 2pm-3pm. Alan’s family invites you to stay for a reception from 3pm-4pm.
Condolences may be sent to Everden Rust Funeral Services www.everdenrust.com to be shared at the celebration.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society or The Alan M. McAlpine Scholarship at Caledonia High School, Terrace, BC, c/o McAlpine & Co., 201 – 4630 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace, BC V8G 1S6.