MACPHERSON, Allan Daniel. Oct 18, 1920 – Oct 11, 2012. It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our cherished husband and father, Allan Daniel MacPherson. Allan is survived by his devoted wife, Elsie and his loving children; Brian, Ann (Earl Bederman), Sue Hodson (Rex), Jan McCaffery (Bernie), Wendy MacNeil (Matt), David, (Sue); 15 grandchildren Saul, Sari, Mitchell, Daniel, Wes, Pete, Fabien, Erin, Brendan, Claire, Michael, Connor, Berkly, Carly, Declan, 8 great-grandchildren; Reed, Macy, Charlie, Levi, Colm, Gabriel, Brooke, Cody, numerous nieces and nephews, and his brother-in-law Paul Hibbert. Allan was predeceased by his beloved wife, Barbara, (d.1970), mother of their 6 children, and his treasured sisters, Gene Harris and Helen (Bee) Rodin.
Allan was born in Revelstoke, BC on October 18, 1920 to Daniel and Stella MacPherson. “Mac” enlisted in the Royal Air Force in 1942 and served as Navigator on the Lancaster Bomber, attached to the 12th Squadron, RAF Bomber Command, completing 30 missions over Europe. Upon return to Canada in 1945, Allan served as a Commanding Officer and Administrator. In 1947, he married his High School sweetheart, Barbara Hibbert, and entered the University of Oregon Dental School.
Allan practised dentistry in White Rock for 33 years. He was a committed member of the Vancouver Dental Study Club, the Royal Canadian Legion, Crescent Beach Branch, the White Rock Rotary Club, and the Royal Air Force Association. Allan enjoyed all outdoor sports while continuing to ski, skate, and golf well into his 80s. He was an avid gardener and world traveller. The family wishes to thank Dr. Angus McDonald and the 4th Floor Nurses and Caregivers at Peace Arch Hospital who attended to Allan with concern and dedication. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations in memory of Dr. Allan D. MacPherson, Peace Arch Hospital Foundation www.peacearchhospital.com
604-535-4520 The Memorial Service to celebrate Allan’s life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the First United Church,15385 Semiahmoo Avenue, White Rock, BC.