Alan MORGAN

MORGAN Alan Tudor With heavy hearts, our family is sad to announce the passing of Al Morgan – just one month short of his 80th birthday. He died peacefully at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary on Friday, Sept.5/08 from complications of a massive stroke. He leaves his loving wife & co-pilot in life of 54 years, Hilda, daughter Sue & Jim Berg of Calgary, son Alan & Dijana Morgan & their children Kristina & Dylan of Mississauga, Ont. Also left to mourn his loss are his sisters-in-law & their families, Doreen Allen & Elsie Young of Calgary, Alma(Ken) Jones of Winnipeg & brother-in-law Wilf(Linda) Knecht of Nanaimo, nephews & nieces Tony(Donna) in California plus Lionel(Anne), Shirley & Yvonne and very special cousin Derek(Mary) Herniman & their families all in England as well as numerous cousins in Ontario, England and New Zealand. Al was predeceased by his mother in infancy and his father in the 50's, all of his 6 elder siblings; Albert, Victor, Grace, Vera, Hilda (age 2) & Violet (4), brothers-in-law Cliff Young, Brian Allen & sister-in-law, Bette Knecht. Al was born in London, England in 1928. He immigrated to Canada in 1950, with a buddy. By luck of a map, a pin & a blindfold, they landed in Grande Prairie, AB. While later attending SAIT in Calgary for his Canadian mechanic's license, he met the love of his life, Hilda (a school teacher with a nice Saskatchewan accent). They married in 1954 in Calgary with 2 children to follow. A lifetime spent in the Automotive Field, Al eventually retired from Chrysler Canada in 1990 in Windsor, Ont. His retirement led to many snowbird winters in Florida & California. A chance trip to England in 2006 for a 50th Wedding Anniversary offered him the golden opportunity to revisit his "English Roots" where he reunited with many childhood friends after 50 busy years – a lot of catch-up! Remember him for his sparkling blue eyes, his genuine smile, his organized world and his wonderful sense of humor. A memorial gathering to remember Al will be held in Calgary on Friday, Sept.12, 2008 at 2:30pm at the McKenzie Towne Church, 7 McKenzie Towne Gate SE. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Foothills Country Hospice Society, Box 274, Okotoks, AB T1S 1A5 or www.countryhospice.org or the Salvation Army. PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES 4779 – 49th Street, Red Deer 403-341-5181 and Calgary 403-216-5111 entrusted with arrangements.


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