May 11, 2022
We said goodbye to our beloved Alan, in his 91st year, on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Cherished husband for 65+ years to Edna. Devoted Dad to Kay (Rob) and Heather (Pat). Proud Grandpa to Zachary and Kasey.
He left us in his own quiet and dignified way. Loved by all who knew him, he was a gentleman unto the end. He was born in Hebburn, England to Isabella and Thomas Lavery. Predeceased by his siblings Edna, Jennie, Eddie, Tom and Malcolm. Survived by sisters-in-law Jean and Lucy; brother-in-law to Jackie (Sandy) and Jill (John) of Scotland; as well as numerous nephews and nieces in the United Kingdom.
We thank cousin Julia (Colin) and our dear friends for their support over these hard-fought months, especially Betty Janes and Edna Valk, and all our other support group colleagues from Aquafit where we attended for 25 years, there are too many people to name, but you know who you are.
Alan did his national service in the Air Force, then went on to work at James A. Jobling (Pyrex) as an industrial glass blower. He immigrated to Canada in 1967, where he became employed by Ford Canada until his early retirement in 1994. We had a wonderful life together. As long as we were together we were happy, spending some winters in Panama City Beach or touring Europe by car and cruising. Alan loved to learn about everywhere he went. He was a hard worker, and right until his diagnosis he would take on anything. He was very skillful on any job he tackled and was happy to help anyone.
The family would like to extend a special thank-you to nurse Rob Heffner, Dr. Kirk Hamilton, and Dr. Anna Johnson.
Please join the family for a Memorial Reception on Friday, May 20, 2022 at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, beginning at 1:00 p.m. with Words of Remembrance at 2:00 p.m.
In memory of Alan, please consider memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
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So sorry to learn of Alan’s passing, my condolences to Edna, and family, He was always , as they say in Geordie land, “ a gie canny man”
Alan was such a kind and gentle soul! I will forever cherish my childhood years in Byron, for my family couldn't have had better next door neighbors. Sending Edna, Kay, Heather and the rest of the family, much love during this very difficult time. Love, Laura Carrothers & Sandeep Boniface
So sad to hear of uncle Alan’s passing. A wonderful man I was proud to have as my godfather. A committed family family, totally devoted to his wife, daughters and grandchildren. He will be So sadly missed but will never be forgotten. My love and hugs from across the seas. Ian Xx
We are so sorry to receive such sad news We had some great times & I have lovely memories of us all spending good times together You were such a lovely man & are always in our thoughts Lots of love & big hugs to Edna, Kay & Heather - you were so lucky to have such a lovely Husband/Dad With love from Betty & Karen xxxx
Services for Alan Lavery
Memorial Reception will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
May 20, 2022 1:00 pm
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