Al Buchanan

October 14, 1956December 8, 2012

Al Buchanan 56 – East Bay

Allison Buchanan, East Bay, passed away Saturday December 8, 2012 at home.

Al was born October 14, 1956 in Sydney, the son of Annie (MacInnis) and the late Allister Buchanan.

Al was Operations Manager for Co-op Atlantic, Sydney Distribution Center, prior to that he worked at Scotsburn Dairy, Truro and Dartmouth. Al enjoyed the many projects he did around his home, as well as his volunteer work. He was Deputy Chief of the East Bay Volunteer Fire Department, Treasurer of the CBRM Fire Chief’s Association, and a CBRM Fire Education Instructor.

Al is survived by his mother; his wife Nancy Sullivan, his daughters, Adele Buchanan (Dave Flahr), Halifax; Amber Buchanan, Sydney and his stepson, Glenn (Melanie) Cooke, Calgary, AB; grandchildren, Lemuira Sadie Buchanan and Jonah Alan Cooke; sisters, Colleen Cooke (Tim), and Janet MacNeil (Tim); brothers, Lee (Dawna Christie) and Rodney (Trish).

Funeral service for Al Buchanan will be held at St. Mary’s Church, 3944 East Bay Highway, East Bay, at 11 am Saturday December 15, 2012. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery immediately after the service, followed by reception at the East Bay Volunteer Fire Department, 3542 East Bay Highway, East Bay. Family flowers only.

Donations in memory of Al may be made to St. Mary’s Cemetery Fund, East Bay. Online condolences to


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Allison Patterson

December 12, 2012

Adele & Family:

I was deeply saddened to hear of your Father's passing. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Love, xoxo,

Allison Patterson

Kathleen Naylor

December 12, 2012

Nancy and family: our sincere condolences in the passing of your dear husband, Al. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Jim MacDonald & Kathleen Naylor and family

December 11, 2012

Nancy and the Buchanan family; Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of of your husband, son, father and brother. Al was a wonderful person and we will miss him.
Randy and Jill Tattrie

December 11, 2012

Lee & Buchanan Family:

SIncere sympathy is extended to you and your family during this difficult time. May the many memories you have of Al help you during this journey. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

Lenny Burke
Westmount, NS

December 11, 2012

To Amber and Lemuria : Condolence being sent to you and your family.
Janelynne Hooper

Rob Whitney

December 11, 2012

My sincere condolences, at this difficult time.

phil hamilton

December 10, 2012

my deepest condolence...Al was certainly a wonderful person to work with