Alan was born in Vancouver on December 15th 1944. The son of parents Frank and Edna Petrie, brother to Marion and Ian. After a brief illness, Alan passed away on the evening of November 9th, 2015 at Port McNeill Hospital. He is predeceased by his parents Frank and Edna, his sister Marion, and his first wife Dianne Petrie. Leaving behind his loving wife Averill, son Douglas (Erika), Grandson Daniel, Comox B.C., Step-Daughter Deana (Trevor), Grandchildren Zachary, Kaedyn, and Charlie, Isabella, Elizabeth from Carman, Manitoba, and Step-Son Danny (Tamara) from Calgary AB.
In his early years he worked for CIBC in Langley where he met Dianne and took courses at BCIT where he was top of his class in Management Accounting and he was also a Registered Forest Technologist. He always said he couldn’t see himself at a desk job. He loved the outdoors and worked for MacMillan Bloedel for many years until he took early retirement to look after Douglas when Dianne passed away. Alan loved golf and he could usually be found at the Seven Hill Golf Club. He served on the Board for approx five years and then took over as Club President for the last ten years. Alan was a true gentleman with a very kind heart. He is going to leave a very big hole at the golf club. Gods speed my darling, I love you and will miss you so very much. Three years of marriage just isn’t enough time.
A celebration of his life will include a golf tournament and a light lunch in the spring.