I am deeply saddened by the loss that your family have encountered. My most sincere condolences .
Alan and I were colleagues in the nineties. Working with Alan was a blessing and I will always remember our excellent work meetings in Calgary, Boston, San Francisco, ‘Hertogenbosch, Brussels, … He was always willing to share his extensive professional experience. He was a well respected colleague and a valued asset to our organization.
Today, after learning of Al's passing, Don and I reflect on his generous smile and his love of the outdoors and pups. I can recall the advice he shared with me when dealing with a particularly challenging rescue pup of mine. I was struggling and in tears when he came upon Bruno and me, and I was able to dust myself off and carry on after our chat. He was certain Bruno would shape up, and that I was just the person for the job. We will miss seeing him (and Molly) on our walks. May the family find comfort in the memories shared by all who were touched by his words, thoughts and deeds.
Over the past 20 years, I’ve really enjoyed my visits with Al on the neighborhood paths, on the street in front of his and Pat’s house, and at our community garden. I loved Al’s big laugh, his sense of humour, his unwavering optimism, his friendliness (including to our fur babies) and his kindness. A memory that will stay with me forever is when Al comforted me during a time of distress. He gave me the biggest, warmest hug I’ve ever had. I can still feel it. Al will be in our hearts forever.
I’m so sorry to learn of his passing. Sending love and comfort in your beautiful memories of him. Treasure them deeply.
I am so sorry about this tremendous loss, I had no idea, love and prayers to you and all the family.
He was a wonderful man. Always smiling and happy, He is truly missed
We are so very sorry for you loss. He was an amazing person. We saw him often on our walks. There are no words. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and you family.
We are all better people just for knowing your dad. He was one in a googleplex! Love you all.
He was such a presence and loved by everyone in the extended family. You lost a very special father. The world lost a good man. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Condolences to your family.
Big hugs and lotsa Love cousins Joanna, Suzanne and Brian, and Auntie Pat. So sorry and saddened for your loss. Uncle Alan added to so many lives. He was not just a wonderful uncle to me. He was also my mentor, confidant, friend and much more.
A beautiful tribute to a warm, loving man. We will carry many wonderful memories with us as we continue on ‘The Train of Life’.
Our sincere condolences and love to all the Wemp families
As is often the case, my older siblings taught me to read and write before I started school. Alan took great pleasure in teaching me the vowels. In case you've forgotten, they are A E I O U sometimes Y and H. He explained that H is only a vowel when it is silent although he didn't give any examples. My grade one teacher didn't know about H and even got a little grumpy when I corrected her. I guess she didn't have a smart brother like Alan.
My most sincere condolences go to Pat, her children and her grandchildren on the passing of Alan.
I am truly and deeply saddened to hear of Al’s passing. I have only known him since I moved in as his next door neighbour in 2018. But I will always treasure our discussions over the fence or on the driveway. He always made me laugh or smile. His sense of humour and friendliness would make my day. We always laughed. He sent me photos and a video of a Moose in my front yard. He showed me that my drain pipe was plugged. He offered all the tools in his garage. I will miss him deeply. He was a rare human being and I wish there were more like him. He cared deeply about his family. He went to great lengths to fight to preserve natural spaces that he cherished. I think the least we can do is to continue to fight on in his spirit.
Over 20 years we have been fortunate to know Allan (and Pat) as our neighbor.
From his happy smiling wave as he drove by, to him pulling out in his yellow bus smiling and waving again.
To the chuckles on the path meetings, to a romp in the field with Molly.
Allan always asked how our guys were, what they were up to and would then chuckle again.
Allan will be missed by all he touched in the neighborhood, including all of our pets who loved him dearly
Sending our prayers to the family
Kathy, Peter & Abby
Any time we came across Al walking the dogs, my Golden, Summer, who was especially fond of Al, would always go bounding up to him and Al would always say with the same joyful voice, “ Hey Summer!” She loved Al and always made herself at home if Al’s garage door or house door was open. Al helped me a lot with walking Summer and took the time to teach me things about my trailer. He would admire my truck and we’d talk about the paint colours and how he wanted to paint his truck the same black and then give it to his grandchildren. He always had the most cheerful laugh and was always ready to help anyone in a pinch. I love Al and will miss him so very much.
Alan was the best neighbour we could have imagined. We built next to Alan and Pat simply because we liked them instantly, but we never dreamed that our lives would become so beautifully intertwined through gardening, sharing dogs and house keys, and great conversations over the years. He was one of the kindest, most helpful, and most dependable men I have ever known. He will dearly missed.
I first got to know Al when he hired me in 1973 when I was 23 years old. I will always be grateful to him for giving me the job that really kick-started my career. I immediately developed an immense respect for his open and honest management style. He was only 6 years older than me, but was already well established in his career, happily married with a young family and wise beyond his years. He soon became an informal mentor for me, a role that continued over the years even when we were no longer working together. I could always count on him for some sage advice, served up with the usual deadpan humour. Such a down-to-earth, wise but always so humble man - the world is a lesser place without him.
I will miss Al's always smiling and jovial self when I bumped into him on the dog walking trails in the neighborhood. I also remember our then young boys excitement when Al happened to be their substitute bus driver for the day. Rest in peace Al. - Scott Aitken