Born in 1912 and raised in Regina and Victoria, Alan was all Canadian. He graduated from medical school in Toronto in June, 1940 and served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps during the Second World War. He was eventually wounded serving with his forces on the Anzio beachhead in Italy and returned home to marry his sweetheart, Helen Morgan, in 1948.
During the 1950’s, Alan set up a medical practice in Vancouver, BC, and helped establish the School of Medicine at UBC. He and Helen raised a family and became highly involved and respected members of their local community, before moving to Vancouver Island in 1990.
Alan will be remembered for his passion for his profession, his love of music, his deft mind, his caring for his family and friends, and his wonderful sense of humour. Consideration for others, personal dignity, and honesty were his watch-words.
Alan passed away peacefully in his Parksville home on June 6th, 2010, under the loving care of his wife and family. He is surrounded by the love of all the Traynor clan, and fondly remembered by members of Knox United Church, the Oceanside Bridge community, and his many friends.
A memorial service will be held at Knox United Church in Parksville on Saturday, July 3rd at 11 am.
“Now cracks a noble heart! Good night sweet prince; and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” Hamlet