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Acacia Memorial Park & Funeral Home

14951 Bothell Way NE, Seattle, WA

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Alison Peggy MacIntosh

16 July, 197018 July, 2020
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Alison was born in Adelaide, South Australia on July 16th 1970 to Ian and Carol Boyce. She grew up with her brothers - Adam and Matthew - in a family home set in the Adelaide Hills and later by the sea at Henley Beach. Alison attended Immanuel College and then the University of Adelaide where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Economics. She worked as a programmer, writing software in the years following graduation for a variety of employers including banks, mining, and telecommunications companies. She also co-owned and ran a software development company with Neil MacIntosh. After a number of years enjoying time with her children, Alison undertook graduate studies at the University of Washington Bothell and then returned to work as a teacher at Lowell Elementary School in Everett. Alison was passionate about teaching and her students. Alison loved gardening, singing, swimming, good food and laughter with friends. Above all else, Alison loved her children. She was taken suddenly from her family and friends on July 18th 2020 at Providence Hospital, Everett, after a short period of illness. Alison leaves behind her mother Carol, brothers Adam and Matthew, and her daughters, Imogen and Niamh.

A memorial service for Alison will be held Friday, July 31, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Acacia Funeral Home, Seattle, Washington followed by an inurnment in our memorial park, and ending with a light catered reception.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.acaciafuneralhome.com for the MacIntosh family.

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Claire Andryc

8 September 2020

We loved Ms. Mac so much and the sting is renewed with school starting back up. This is a poster one of the girls made for my daughter Angela's "drive by birthday," which Ms. Mac attended. We all wrote our condolences on it and keep it prominently placed to remind us of her.

James Boaz

26 August 2020

Wanted to share a lesson that Alison blessed me with about loving your children and being an awesome parent. It was a damp, Fall late morning at one of my daughter’s soccer matches where Imogen was a teammate. I was frustrated with my own daughter’s lack of attention while she was on the field. I kept yelling out to my daughter, “Look at the ball! Get into the game! You’re not trying hard enough!” That’s when I heard a voice off to my side ask me, “Is that what you want your daughter to remember when she thinks about soccer, you yelling at her? I sure hope not.” It was Alison, and her cheekiness really irked me not because she was being brassy, but because she was spot on. I was making something that was supposed to be fun and inclusive into a testament of me being a jerk of a parent. I was taken aback, yes, but as Alison pointed out as we chatted, this wasn’t about us, but about them. I had never heard her say anything negative on the sidelines to Imogen and that’s when I realized that I needed to do the same for my daughter. After that, I started finding the positive or affirmative to say from the sidelines and give my daughter a better memory of soccer.

Another wonderful moment was soccer related as well. Imogen gathered a pass from our goalie and my daughter ran with her. There was a clear shot for Imogen, but she passed it over and my daughter got the goal instead. Alison and I both saw it and went crazy cheering, while the rest of the sidelines was distracted. It made the year all worth it.

I wish there had been more time for more laughs and memories, but regardless, I’m very thankful to have known Alison and how wonderful of a person she was. Alison made sure to live the love we all try to believe in. So few lights in our lives can shine that brightly as her.

Wendy Godfrey-Pugh

31 July 2020

I just wanted to say thank you to Alison’s family for sharing this memorial tribute with her friends today and my heart goes out to all of you & especially to Imogen and Niamh. Your Mum was a beautiful & vibrant person and truly a blessing to all of us who were lucky enough to have known her. I had the privilege of meeting Alison through mutual friends a couple of years ago and we had some deep conversations & there were many fun times & laughing too. I felt that bond of friendship with her right away as if I had known her for much longer. She lit up the room when she came in and her smile was contagious. She has made a big impact on my life as well as all of her friends and she will be so greatly missed. Rest In Peace our beautiful & much loved friend Alison until we meet again. Heaven has truly gained a brilliant angel.

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