OBITUARY

Allan Tracy Taron

April 13, 1949November 5, 2020

Allan Tracy Taron started fishing at the age of 16 in a small dingy in Port Albion. Over forty years and three trollers later, Allan finished his career as a commercial fisherman and retired the Rongo Mai. More commonly known as ‘Snake Bite’, Allan loved country music, fishing and his boat was a popular place to congregate in the Ucluelet Boat Basin. Allan was always willing to help his friends and had many dear life-long friends. He loved to have fun and enjoyed a good party. He had a soft heart especially with animals and children.

Allan is survived by Caren Taron (nee: White), his children: Michael Marriott, Ucluelet (grandchildren, Daniel, Ryan and Kaitlyn), Lesley-Ann Marriott (Stephen Small), Vancouver and Brent Taron; Robyn Cooley-Taron (grand-children Jayden and Kesler) Ucluelet. His siblings: Carroll Haddow (Robert) OK Falls, Kendall Taron (deceased), Robert (Geraldine) Taron, Nanoose Bay, David (Patricia) Taron, Fernie, Michael Taron (deceased).

We wish to thank Ty Watson House for their tender loving care of our Dad and our family. In lieu of flowers, please send donations: Alberni Hospice Society/Ty Watson House, 2579 10th Avenue, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 2P5

Stories and condolences may be left for the family at www.chapelofmemories.ca

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Catherine Taron

November 24, 2020

Always an authentic, generous man. I recall coming home one day to find that Allan had been there, leaving my kitchen sink full to overflowing with so many fresh fish! Those were the days! May he rest in peace. My condolences to all the family.

Albert Smyth

November 18, 2020

So sad to hear of Al's passing , a old and true friend of Al's from the mid 60's , his klinker was 18 ' and mine was 16' ( Corky ) oh the days of fishing out around the point mainly to make beer & gas money . His late brother Ken was a good friend also. My thoughts are with all the family. RIP my pal !

Kevin Kimoto

November 18, 2020

I will always have the memories of Biter and Jumbo waking up the Queens Cowboys at 4:00 am with that laughing contraption in the wheelhouse of the Rongo Mai. I won’t ever forget how nice Al was when I was just a kid on the water. A trip into Zeballos from Nuchatlitz and the fine breakfast of peppered bacon and all the fixings. You were a good man, a great fisherman and a local legend. I will miss you but will never forget you. RIP Snakebite😭

Katsumi Kimoto

November 17, 2020

Words cannot describe what a sweet, genuine and lovable guy Snakebite was. I have so many fond memories of Al, both as a father to one of my lifetime best Buds, Brenty, and as a life long best friend to my old man, Gordie, and now our Dads are together again. Truly so many good memories, from getting to sleep over at Brent’s because our parents were playing cards and partying, to the ice rink he made for Brent in their back yard when we were kids, to the years of packing and stacking wood for our Dad’s which made us strong kids, to Al catching us sneaking back into the Taron house late at night after a beach party, to partying with the skippers and deckhands on the Rongo Mai in Hot Springs Cove (with Jumbo, Albert Bert, Foster, and The Nohr’s, and many more) and yes his was the party boat, and I believe the game was 1,2,3! Although many of the best times were simply sitting and visiting around my Dad’s or Biter’s kitchen tables, the stories, the laughs and connection were bar none. Thanks Snakebite for being such a good friend to my Pops, to me over the years and to the Kimoto Family. Deepest sympathies and biggest of hugs to the whole Taron Clan and all who knew him. He will be missed, but will be forever in our hearts and never forgotten. ❤️❤️❤️

Art Skoda

November 17, 2020

Allan still travels with all of us whose lives he touched and shared. I will remember his humour and willingness to lend a hand.

Art & Lynda Skoda

November 15, 2020

I always thought of Al as a big softie. That’s the side of him I saw and knew. Glad you have so much family around you Caren.

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FROM THE FAMILY

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