Alan Dennis Fitzpatrick Dunn

September 19, 1935November 4, 2012

DUNN, Alan Dennis Fitzpatrick September 19, 1935-November 4, 2012 Passed away at the St. Catharines General Hospital. Predeceased by his loving wife Barbara (nee Lincoln) (2005), his son Michael (2005), and his sister Sheila Stahl. Dear father to Robert and Andrea (Mike) Wilson. Grandfather to Thomas and Alex Wilson. Brother to Irene (Martin) Van Zandwyck and June Clarke. Brother-in-law to Pollyann (Jon) Johnston, and Albert (Joanne) Lincoln. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. When Alan was only thirteen he became the youngest member of the bagpipe band. He started off his career as a journalist for the Winnipeg Free Press. Alan then found his calling as a teacher and eventually principal for the Board of Education. He was an avid volunteer and became the chairman of the library board and was very instrumental in the building of the library. A Memorial Service will be held at the HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 75 Church Street (905-684-6346) on Saturday, November 10th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. A private family burial will take place prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the United Way. On-line tributes may be made at


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Shari Tamcsu

January 2, 2013

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Alan Dunn. I had heard many wonderful things about him as a teacher. I finally had the pleasure to meet him in 2009 and will always remember his sweet smile and kind disposition. My thoughts and condolences to the Dunn family.

November 15, 2012

Al was a superb Chairman of the StCPL Library Board during a very critical time in the library's history. It was a privilege to have him at the helm, working tirelessly with senior management & City Hall to achieve positive results. He was at all times simply a lovely man. I saw him at a funeral in 2010 & was able to chat about old times. He didn't look well, but was the same Al I had known. Deepest sympathies to the family. Sincerely, Kathy Cochrane, RR2 Kemble, ON

Kate Mullane

November 13, 2012

Dunn family,

Please know you are in my thoughts. Al and I were colleagues for several years and we had many wonderful talks about books and music. I know he and his smiling eyes will be greatly missed!

November 10, 2012

My condolences to the Dunn Family , I had the honor to know Al When i worked at Merriton High School when i was a Caretaker Al was a very Gental Person and was an honor to have know him
John Penney ST.Catharine.s

Shelley Prytula

November 9, 2012

To the Dunn Family
My deepest sympathies on the passing of your Father & Grandfather.
He was my Grade 12 English teacher & one of my favourite teachers at Lakeport.
May it comfort you to know that he was well respected & loved.
He will be missed!

November 9, 2012

I will always remember Mr Dunn as a dedicated professional who was able to command the respect of students simply through his consistently calm demeanour and charismatic presence and without ever having o raise his voice. Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend the service to be held in his hounour this Saturday but am grateful for having had the opportunity to re-unite with Al at a BBQ the summer before last and to share some thoughts and memories. We early students of Lakeport were very fortunate to have had such a great group of teachers to hang out with and be mentored by during our vulnerable years. To me, the world was not quite as a classy a place on Monday morning. I had hoped for more chats.

Len Marino

sheri Megginson ( Backshall )

November 9, 2012

I am extremely saddened to hear of Mr. Dunn's passing. He was such a great help to me when he was principal at Merritton High school, and was always a great inspiration to his students. my memories of him are all filled with smiles, and laughter - like the time he allowed the students to shave off his beard as a prize for raising enough money in a fundraising campaign, and the time he took part in mudwrestling in the school gym, for the same reason. He will be greatly missed. Mr. Dunn left a legacy that will be hard to match. RIP.

Jim Tupman

November 9, 2012

Beryl and I were greatly saddened to hear of Al Dunn's passing. I taught in his English Department at Lakeport for two years, and fondly remember some riotous moments fostered by his ready wit and penchant for fun. Shortly after I left the school he served admirably as best man at our wedding--forty short years ago. Our deepest sympathies to his family.

Troudy (Fast) Clark

November 9, 2012

Mr. Dunn was a wonderful teacher with a great sense of humour. I thoroughly enjoyed all of his classes. My deepest sympathies to his family.

Leslie Wilson

November 9, 2012

Al hired me at Merritton High School in 1990, and I will be forever grateful. He was a kind, gentle soul who had a great sense of humor and a twinkle in his eyes. He will be missed!