Very suddenly, after no apparent illness Alan passed away. He is survived by his wife of forty years, Dolores; two sons, David & Michael; three grandchildren, Jeremy, Jessica & Tyler; three sisters Pat (Dwight) Bathgate; Jean Kinsley; Karen (Bruce) McKye; two brothers, Stan (Arlene) Dotten; Clive Jr Dotten.
Alan was predeceased by his daughter Lisa, parents Edna & Clive Dotten, Dave Kinsley.
Born in Holland, Manitoba and spending his childhood on the prairies. Alan loved the farming life. His father being a railway agent moved the family many times from small town to small town.
Met and married in 1963 in Winnipeg. He was always planning of the move to B.C. 1971 kids, wife & dog in tow they settled in Squamish.
1990 children grown, the dream of farming took shape and a place in Vanderhoof was purchased. These past years have been highlighted by love of grandchildren, herd of cows, haying & general farm work.
Alan’s great sense of humour, gentle spirit will be missed by all, but never forgotten.
You can remember him and only that he is gone
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on,
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back,
Or you can do what he
smile, open your eyes, love
and go on.
Celebration of life was held February 28/2004 @ 2pm at the Nechako Community Church. Pastor Hugo Reimer officiated. Cremation to follow. Grace Memorial with kindness & caring, handled the funeral arrangements.
Many Thank You’s to all the friends & family for the many gifts of food, flowers & prayers.
Special thank you to my co-workers at St. John Hospital – words are inadequate for their acts of kindness.
Donations can be made to Omineca Lodge Extended Care facility.