June 14, 1931 – May 4, 2020
Born June 14, 1931 to Thomas and Kathleen Lynch of St. Catherine’s, Ont, (one of seven children). Allan Thomas Lynch slipped peacefully away on May 4, 2020, with his wife of 29 years Patricia Lynch by his side.
Al served Canada in the Korean War with the PPCLI (Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry). Following his discharge from the Canadian Forces in 1957, he spent many years in Alberta raising Morgan horses and driving for KWIKASAIR (the purple trucks) before retiring to Windermere and subsequently Invermere, B.C.
Al enjoyed golfing, swimming, and curling which led to meeting Patricia. After their marriage May 10, 1991, they enjoyed 12 years as “Snowbirds” splitting the time between Mesa, Arizona and Invermere. This enlarged Al’s family from 2 children to 8.
Al continued to serve his community with many years as a member of both LIONS and the LEGION several terms in a leadership role.
“MR. WONDERFUL” is kept in the memories of his wife Patricia, sisters Kathleen, and Margaret, brother Richard and those of his children, Raymond (Jackie) Lynch, Vera (Daniel) St. Jean, Robin (Allan) Jones, Bonnie (Torstein) Landsgard, Verlie (Jim) Klap, Barbara (Steve) Bryce, Bernadette Bryce, Evelyn (Charles) Earl, the 26 grandchildren with their numerous significant others, 34 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents Thomas Lynch, Kathleen Sheehan Lynch, sister Beverly and brothers John and Edward.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations in Allan’s honour can be made to the B.C Cancer foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Services. Condolences for the family can be offered at www.mcphersonfh.com
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