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FINCH, Alan G.

FINCH, Alan G.

Enveloped by the love of his family, on May 22, 2017, Alan went to join his beloved Dorothy who had passed November 2, 2011 after 34 years of marriage. They can now be together again. Alan was born May 17, 1924 in Moose Jaw, SK, the seventh of nine children and is survived by his youngest sister Elsie James of High River, AB.

Alan is also survived by Dorothy’s daughters: Beverly Turick, Marjorie (Jim) Foseid and son Rand (Cia) Barker and by Alan’s children: Frances MacLeod and Alan Scott Finch; grandchildren: Todd (Renata) Turick, Rodney (Julia) Turick, Kimberley and Stephen Barker; great grandchildren: Logan Turick and Alba Turick. Uncle Al is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom had a very special place in his heart.

Al enlisted in the Navy on May 17, 1942 and was called into active service February 3, 1943. He served on the HMCS Owen Sound as an Anti-Aircraft Gunner where he served 18 months in the North Atlantic and was awaiting reassignment to the South Pacific when the war ended.

Alan eventually relocated to Vancouver where he settled into a career with Beaver Lumber for 35 years, until his retirement October 1, 1985. Al and Dorothy moved to West Kelowna in 1988 to pursue their love of golf, gardening and enjoying life, family and friends. Al was truly a kind and gentle soul.

Al spent his final 2 years at Brookhaven Extended Care facility where he enjoyed being spoilt by the excellent, caring staff. We wish to thank everyone there for their compassion and care shown to Al throughout his stay. Al, Dad, Uncle Al is missed beyond words, but we know he is now in a much better place. As per Al’s wishes there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the MS Society.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

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Condolence Messages
  • May 25, 2017
    Al and Dorothy were such a pleasure to do business with. Indeed laughter was always a part of the negotiation. They made me feel like a long lost nephew when we met. Mike at Ford
  • May 24, 2017
    The Kelowna Naval Veterans Association [of which Shipmate Alan has been a member since December of 1989] offer our deepest and heartfelt thoughts to Alan's family.
    He will be missed but certainly not forgotten.
    Please accept our Prayers.
    L.R. Dick Fletcher
    KNVA President