Alan Small of Thornbury passed away peacefully with family by his side on Monday, January 27, 2020 at the age of 89.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife Antonia in 1998.
Alan was the much loved father of Alan Small Jr. of Collingwood, John Small of Port Elgin, and David Small of Port Franks.
He was the wonderful grandpa of Finlay, Fraser, William, Emerson, and Antonia.
Alan was predeceased by his brothers Fraser Creveling Small and William Keane Small.
He will be remembered for his love of Big Band music, classic movies and trivia; as well as his acting talents having performed in multiple shows as a cast member of the Meaford Town Hall Players. Alan also enjoyed hiking and cross-country skiing; venturing out with family and friends, always accompanied by Ginger the family dog, to Kolapore or the Loree Forest trails. He loved the water, having spent his childhood summers at his parents’ waterfront cottage in Meaford, known as ‘Gull Lodge’, and his later years at his home in Thornbury. He loved nothing more than to sit on his back deck with a cigarette and coffee, enjoying the sailboats, the waves, and the beauty of Georgian Bay.
A private service of committal and interment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date.
As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Georgian Triangle Humane Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca