BRANS, Alan - Alan sailed away on January 17, 2013 from Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. He was a respected and admired leader in the information technology sector, a world traveller, trusted advisor, passionate follower of Formula One racing, vintage aircraft rider, model train enthusiast, soccer coach, rugby and tennis player, sailor, bridge expert, fan of the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton, skilled photographer and connoisseur of great food and fine wine. Alan was a a member of the Bronte Harbour Yacht Club and could be found spending time with one of his other loves, his sailboat JuJube. He was a valued friend, Sandra's treasured partner and soul mate, proud father of Louise (Ryan) and Alexander (Michelle), delighted grandfather of Nathan, Isabella and Emma. His generosity, kindness, decency, compassion and sense of humour embraced a huge circle of family and friends in many countries. His was a life fulfilled to the max but was heartbreakingly cut short after a valiant battle with cancer. Visitations will take place at Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville on Monday, January 21st from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Mass will take place at St. Dominic's Catholic Church, 2415 Rebecca Street, Oakville on Tuesday, January 22nd at 11 a.m. Following the mass, a reception will take place at the Lighthouse Harbour Banquet Hall, 2340 Ontario Street, Oakville. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Wellspring ( or Colon Cancer Canada (

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Glen Oaks Reception Centre - Mississauga/Oakville
3164 Ninth Line (403 & Dundas St.)  Mississauga/Oakville, ON L6H 7A8

Published in the Toronto Star from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2013