PETERSEN, Alan It is with great sadness and empty hearts that we announce the passing of Alan Petersen, aged 57. Alan passed away peacefully with his wife, Margaret and his children, Brian and Lauren by his side. Alan was born in Victoria, BC April 30/1955. He enjoyed hiking, fishing, kayaking, walking his dogs, and above all, spending time with his family and friends. Alan touched many lives in his own quiet way, and was as kind, giving and supportive man one could hope to cross paths with as he was always willing to help anyone in need. He is predeceased by his father Aksel. Alan is survived by his wife Margaret, son, Brian, daughter, Lauren and his dogs, Tuxedo and Gerald. Mother, Birte (Victoria), Sisters, Vibeke (Martin) California, Julie (Dan) Washington, brothers, Paul (Monica), Richard (Susan), nieces, Linda (Ben) Maryland, Madeline (Victoria), nephews, Michael (San Francisco), Garrett (Victoria) and James (Victoria), as well as many friends and colleagues. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the ALS Society of Canada. A park bench and a tree will be placed, through the Township of Langley, by your donations to: Metro Vancouver Head Office, 4330 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4G8. Attn: Regional Park, 6th Floor, In Memory Of Alan Petersen at Aldergrove Regional Park. "While the light fades from sight, and the stars gleaming rays softly send, to thy hands we are souls, Lord, commend." You are invited to leave a fond memory or message of condolence at the family's on-line memorial register at www.myalternatives.ca "> www.myalternatives.ca
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Published in Victoria Times-Colonist on October 20, 2012