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Alan William MacGregor

May 13, 1941March 26, 2019
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MACGREGOR, Alan William Peacefully at his residence with his family by his side on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 at 77 years of age. Beloved husband of Betty for 56 years. Devoted father of Grant and his wife Barbara, Robert and his wife Colleen, and Alan and his partner Beth Ann. Cherished Grandpa of Rory, Katie, James, Kelsey and Connor. Dear brother of Barbara Shaw and the late Margaret Aird, John MacGregor and Helen Robichaud. Alan will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews, extended family and many friends. Life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 637 and he was an active volunteer in the many communities that he lived in. A special thanks to Dr. Schattner, the many staff at the Lakeridge Health Oshawa Cancer Care Unit, and members of the palliative care team for their care and compassion. Visitation will be held at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Sunday, March 31st from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Monday, April 1st at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations to the Lakeridge Health Foundation - Cancer Care or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 637 would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.oshawafuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 31, 2019

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, April 1, 2019

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Frank McMeekin

April 9, 2019

Betty and family.

Absent in body but not in spirit.

Lots of slides,8mm movies and photos to remember Alan.

Fly with the Angels Alan.

Sincere condolences.

Frank.

Frank McMeekin

April 9, 2019

Betty and family.

Absent in body but not in spirit.

Lots of slides,8mm movies and photos to remember Alan.

Fly with the Angels Alan.

Sincere condolences.

Frank.

Bob & Rosy Langstaff

April 3, 2019

Betty and Family , We were saddened to hear of the passing of Al. We are sure that he will be missed by many. His dedication to the north end Legion
was his passion and enjoyed the many people that he has been in contact with through out his life. This picture of Al, is how we will always remember him as. Smiling and always witty and he loved his life. Betty, you were his rock, and your Sons all resemble him. We hope that God will give you the strength to carry on, in these rough days ahead. Thinking of you and your family.

Dianna Rideout

April 1, 2019

Sincere condolences to Betty and family on the the passing of Alan. Memories of late night visits with you and mutual friends back in the day.

Dianna Rideout

Gary Johnston

April 1, 2019

Sorry to hear about "Uncle Alan." I always enjoyed his sense of humor. I am sure he is laughing now.

I am not sure of the exact source of this quote. I first read it in a book about Buddhism, but there are other versions and sources of it online:

"When we are born, we cry and the world rejoices.
And when we die, the world cries and we rejoice."

Peace

Cathy Silcher

April 1, 2019

Rob and I were so sorry to hear about the passing of Alan last week. For both of us the first memory that comes to mind when we hear "Mr. MacGregor" is a huge smile and happy person. He brought joy and laughter when he was around. One of my favourite memories is in the summer in Sudbury how he would come over to our backyard when my parents would be sitting under their 'shade' tree drinking a cup of tea and all of a sudden it turned into a neighbourhood party! If I recall correctly Jen and Alan had their bath that night in the little plastic swimming pool! Your husband/dad had an ability to bring happiness and fun to those around him. Wishing all of you happy memories to help with your grief.

Cathy (Bailey) and Rob Silcher

Will Roche

April 1, 2019


Our sincere condolences for your loss. Alan was a great man; his service and dedication to veterans will be missed.

"To you from failing hands we throw the torch be yours to hold it high,"

Our thoughts are with you.

Will and MaryAnn Roche

Debra Bellinger

March 31, 2019

Dear Betty and Family,

I would like to express my sincere condolences and heart felt prayers to you and your son's. I share your lose of a most beloved soul and wonderful person. I lost both my partners to illness 25 yrs ago. I miss them every second of the day.

I did not know Alan very well or for long. What I do know of him, is he was kind, sincere, determined and a great soul. You and your children must be proud!!

My Sincere condolences, May He Rest In Peace.
Debbie Bellinger
RCL Br #637, Bar Stewart

Scott Duff

March 30, 2019

Dear Betty, Grant, Rob, and Alan

I’ll remember Uncle Alan in many positive ways-with a big smile and a great sense of humour, always great with a story to tell.

As child at family gatherings Uncle Alan was always the life of the party, and the alway the first to fall asleep in a chair. As I got older and had a family of my own, I began to understand how much of a dedicated husband father and community member he was. It was an honour to have known him and to call him my Uncle.

Sending our condolences,

Scott, Kim and the Aussie Duff's

BARRY BRUCE

March 30, 2019

Alan, a relative by marriage , a friend by choice . Dorothy and I remember with pleasure our get togethers
with good conversation and interesting stories. Especially , we recall your sense of humour and the shared laughter .
Your loyalty to the Maple Leafs was , in a word , devout . Barry will miss your annual "donations" of a mickey of
Scotch to settle our wagers at playoff time . Maybe your influence from up above will lead them to a Stanley Cup .
Sorry that we will be unable to attend your memorial services. Our thoughts will be of you and we will raise a
glass of fine Scotch in honour of your memory.
Rest in peace, Alan .

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