Alistair (Al) George Shand passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday, January 5, 2014. Alistair was born on March 11, 1933, the youngest of four children, born to George and Clare Shand (nee Barclay) in Wapella, Saskatchewan. Al was predeceased by a brother and sister, and is survived by one sister. Following high school, Al joined the RCAF in 1952, retiring in 1982. Following retirement from the RCAF, Al joined Midland Walwyn as a full service Financial Advisor where he remained until a second retirement in 1994. Alistair married Joyce Dambois, also a member of the RCAF in North Bay, Ontario in 1954. Together they had three children; David, Marilyn, and Leslie. They remained happily married until Joyce’s passing in 2011. Al lived life to the fullest, enjoying family, health and fitness, sports (having played many throughout his life), reading, and traveling (especially to sunny spots). Al will be sadly missed by his son, David (Alicia) of Saline, Michigan, and daughters; Marilyn (Blair) of Red Deer and Leslie of Red Deer as well as six grandchildren. Following Joyce’s passing; Alistair became a true snowbird and spent winters in Phoenix, Arizona. There he met his current partner, Theola McLaury, from South Dakota. A service celebrating Al’s life will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820 – 45 Street, Red Deer, on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, a memorial donation may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, #202, 5913-50 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4C4.
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