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John Archibald Hood ALLAN
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JOHN ARCHIBALD HOOD ALLAN August 25, 1928 - December 26, 2020 It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our father, John A.H. Allan, on December 26, 2020 in Brockville, ON. He was 92. A native of Montreal, Dad grew up in Westmount before the family moved to Baie d'Urfé prior to WWII. He attended Roslyn School, BCS, Macdonald High and finally his beloved McGill University (Class of '51), followed by a long career in Insurance until his retirement and subsequent move to Brockville in the mid-'80s. The summers of his early adulthood were spent in Chester, NS, working to finance his competitive sailing habit at his Uncle Monty's old Hackmatack Inn. Later, after he married our mother, he spent many happy years sailing, chasing golf balls, and general merrymaking in Magog and Metis Beach, QC. Dad was a lifelong sailor (RStLYC), golfer (RMGC), and avid squash player (MBSC), and extolled the virtues of friendship, loyalty, and honesty, and despite living in Brockville remained in perpetual contact with his many lifelong friends. He leaves behind two of his three sons, Andrew and Geoffrey, and their combined five grandchildren, Sienna, Elliott, Elsie, William, and Nora. He was predeceased by his son, John (2015) and his sister, Daphne Lindsay (2005). He is survived by his brother, Douglas (Robin) and his wife, Lynne; many nieces and nephews; as well as his former wife, Jane Trenholme. We wish to extend our sincere thanks to the entire staff of Brockville General Hospital for their excellent care, especially during the Christmas period. A private ceremony at the family plot on Mt. Royal will tentatively be held in Spring.

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Published in The Globe and Mail from Jan. 1 to Jan. 5, 2021.
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January 2, 2021
We met John in 2012, when he was 84. I remember that day so well. I was washing my beloved Chrysler Sebring Convertible. John introduced himself and Archie and showed an interest in buying my beloved car.
My wife and I became friends immediately, and met for breakfasts on several occasions.
We were so impressed by his concern for humanity and will miss his wit and friendship.
Our sincere condolences to his family.
Martin and Linda Adey.
Martin and Linda Adey
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January 1, 2021
Long time friend , Montreal ,( Bermuda , May 56 ) and Brockville ...always fun to be with over a cool one
Bryce Muir
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