April 8, 1939-November 21, 2018
Allan passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 surrounded by family, after a long struggle with brain cancer. Loving husband and best friend to Dorothy (Latreille). Cherished father of Debbie (Patrick O’Brien), Darin (Magali) and Tim (Lori MacPherson). Proud papa to grandchildren Mackenzie and Keegan O’Brien, Emily Taylor, Allen Taylor, Kayla Sims and Danielle Atkins-Byard, greatpapa to James and Elijah. Survived by loving brother Bruce (Beryl), special cousin Bert (Judy), sisters-in-law Lynn Latreille and Marlene Taylor. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and wonderful friends. Predeceased by his parents Marie (Burrill) and James Taylor, brothers Leslie, Keith and Freddie. Allan was a dedicated teacher and mentor for 33 years. He was an active member of the Sudbury Kiwanis Club, an avid reader, skilled carpenter and optimistic Toronto Blue Jay fan. A kinder, more gentle man there never was. You will live in our hearts forever. Visitation will be held at Wesley United Church, 6 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, on Monday, December 17, 2018 at noon to 1:45 pm. Service at the church to follow at 2 pm. Dorothy and family would like to thank Nurse Practitioner Krysta Cameron and the Paramed Palliative Care Nurses, for walking with them through this difficult journey. Donations to Wesley United Church or the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank would be appreciated.
Monday, December 17, 2018