W. Allan Forrest


of Qualicum Beach, BC passed away on December 31, 2002 at the age of 83 years.

Allan was predeceased by his first wife Helen in 1991, his second wife Audrey on November 6, 2002, and his brothers Ross, Don and Rod. Allan is survived by his brother Jack (Terry) of Vancouver, his children Jack of Calgary, Patti (Bob) Forrest of Calgary, Leslie Forrest of Vancouver, and grandchildren Samantha and Alex; and Audrey’s family David (Coral) Knight of Summerland, Terry (Janice) Knight of Parksville and Karen (Doug) Phippen of Courtenay, and grandchildren Patti, Todd, Andy, Neil, Katie, Kim, John, Chris, and Allan’s many relatives and friends.

Allan was born in Calgary and raised in Winnipeg. After serving in the Navy during WWII, Allan moved to Lethbridge and began working as a salesman with Western Canada Hardware. This began his career in the Plumbing and Heating Industry in Southern Alberta. Allan worked for Western Supplies Ltd. in both Lethbridge and Medicine Hat and for E& P (Westburne) in Lethbridge and Calgary. In 1974 Allan started his own sales agency, Allan Forrest Sales Ltd. Allan was a proud recipient of the 50 year service award presented by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating. Allan was also very active with the Mechanical Contractors Association.

He retired in 1991 and moved to Vancouver. For the past 5-1/2 years he lived in Qualicum Beach and was very active in the community and made many new friends.

Allan was an avid sportsman and loved soccer, baseball, hockey, curling, golf and fishing. He enjoyed entertaining and being with friends. He liked to experience new places and travelled to many parts of the world including Europe, Australia, Asia and the Caribbean.

Allan was active in many service organizations and a long-time Member of the Concorde Masonic Lodge, the Parksville-Qualicum Shrine Club, and the B.P.O. Elks.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, January 05, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Stephen’s United Church, 150 Village Way, Qualicum Beach, BC.

A service will also be held Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. at McDougall United Church, 8516 Athabasca Street S.E., Calgary, AB.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Allan’s name may be made to the Shriners Childrens’ Hospitals, c/o Gizeh Shriners of BC & Yukon, 3550 Wayburne Drive, Burnaby, BC V5G 3K9.


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