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Pleasant Valley Funeral Home

4303 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon, BC

OBITUARY

Alan Harold Goettemoeller

August 1, 1954February 28, 2020

Big Al as most new him - saw filer, gold and silver enthusiast and devoted husband and father. Alan’s perseverance and positive attitude didn’t end at his death.

Alan was born August 1st, 1954 in Coldwater, Ohio. On August 6th, 1977 he married his loving wife Jean (nee Huwer) in Lumby, BC at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Together Alan and Jean worked hard on the pig farm. Alan worked at the Lumby Weyerhauser mill while raising their four children, later becoming foster parents.

Alan never had too much luck in life with health which brought him a lot of pain and suffering. Despite all his hardships, Alan was always kind and put others before himself. He had a strong faith which gave him a gentle heart. Alan loved Internationals, old Harleys and long road trips. He was never one to do the same things as everyone else and couldn’t help but buck the system and teach his kids his ways. He loved his ‘Kool Bus’ and his biggest pride and achievement were his children: Matthew, husband of Lindsay (nee Kraft) with their three children Jackson, Colter and Shiloh; his second son Lucas and partner Melissa Shirley; and only daughter Angie, wife of Dane Storey, and their three daughters Malia, Raiella and Amaralis; as well as third son Gregor, husband of Amanda (nee Neal) and their children Laynee, Hudson, and Grayson.

Alan was also a father to many other children in need who he welcomed into his home. Because of Alan, Cody and Kyle Robertson, and Katalina and Travis Cotton are now a permanent part of our family. Alan passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on the morning of Friday, February 28, 2020. Funeral arrangements have been made.

A prayer service with visitation will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 5:00 PM at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lumby, BC. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday March 6, 2020 at 11:00 AM also at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lumby, BC. Reception to follow burial at the Lumby Community Hall at 1:30 PM.

Services

  • Prayers Thursday, March 5, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Friday, March 6, 2020

Memories

Alan Harold Goettemoeller

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Brian Jonas

March 6, 2020

All our love to you Jean and your family.
Al was a great guy. Sorry about your loss.
Lots of good memories working with him.

Brian & Loretta

Joanie Hinders St. Peter

March 5, 2020

It's sad to think of the world without Alan in it. Like Denny Faller, I too was a classmate of Alan's back in Celina Ohio. The last time I saw Alan was years ago. I had gone back to Celina for a high school reunion and Alan and I having travelled the farthest - me from Maine and him from western Canada - were told together we were to take up the offertory at the reunion Mass. I can still see the smile on his face and the twinkle in his eye. He was a happy man and oh, how he loved life. I am grateful for my memories of him. Alan and his family will be in my prayers.
- Joanie Hinders St. Peter, ICHS class of 72

Dennis Faller

March 2, 2020

Jean and Family:

Please accept my deep sincere condolences at this time of loss. I am a High School classmate of Alan. The words of the obituary sum up exactly my high school memories of Alan as to how he related to anyone fortunate to have become acquainted with him.

Denny Faller, ICHS Class of '72

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY