ESSERY, James Allan
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Allan Essery was born October 19, 1920 at Duval, Saskatchewan, and died January 15, 2013 in Regina at the age of 92 years. He was the first child to Mervyn and Eva Essery of Duval. Allan was a storekeeper by profession. He and his father and brother owned a store in Duval for over 60 years. He was married to Mabel Essery for 67 years. They had four children. Allan was always a strong community and church supporter. He was active in a variety of clubs, including his great fondness for Easter Star. He taught Sunday school for many years, and was an enthusiastic member of various choirs and singing groups. He just loved to sing. Later in his working career, Allan taught Driver's Education to many area high school students. Allan and Mabel moved to Regina after retirement and developed many close friends at 6 Lorne Place, and later at College Park Retirement Residence. The good folks at these facilities added greatly to the enjoyment of Allan and Mabel's later years. Allan is predeceased by his parents Mervyn and Eva, brother Don, wife Mabel (2011), son Ron (1991), and daughter Brenda (2011). He is survived by daughter Wanda of Edmonton, son Dean (Susan) of Tiki Island, Texas, son-in-law Al Brigden of Kisbey, grandsons Shaun (Micah), Drew, Devon, Preston (Taure) and Todd (Tanya), granddaughters Nadine (Jay) and Eve (John), great-grandchildren Jhett, Kruz, Anders, Soren, Taylor, Christian, and Nicholas, Jack and George. Arrangements are entrusted to Hansen's Funeral Home, Strasbourg SK. Following cremation, a private family service will be held at a later date. Allan has requested no memorial service on his behalf; instead he requested that we express his heartfelt appreciation to the many folks that he has had the privilege to know over a long and happy life. He bids you all a very fond farewell.
Published in The Regina Leader-Post on Jan. 18, 2013