Alan Bedggood Chanter, of Crysler Ontario, passed away peacefully, at Brockville General Hospital, Ontario on Wednesday, September 14th, 2011. He was born in 1924. He will be sorely missed.
Alan was the loved father of David (wife Patricia) St. Aurelie, Quebec, Barbara (husband Joe) Niagara Falls, Ontario and Christine of Toronto, Ontario
He was dear brother of Dawne Franklyn of Morrisburg and cherished grandfather to five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Alan was dear uncle to Susan, Doug and Melanie Peters, Iroquois; Mark, (Krista and Tyson) Peters, Brockville; and Richard, Tricia and Ashley Parvin, Texas.
He was predeceased by parents, Phylis and Charles and brother, Derek of England.
Alan was born in Cardiff, Wales, and raised in Horsham, Sussex, England. After serving in the RAF during WWII, he moved to Canada in 1951.
Alan wore many hats, in his professional career, from draftsman to inventor. He was an avid fisherman, camper, reader and lover of gadgets.
He served his community in many ways, including volunteering with Naomi House. He was also known for keeping politicians on their toes, with his letter writing. Most of all, he will be remembered for his compassionate nature, generosity of spirit and love of family.
A memorial service for Alan will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 25th at the Brownlee Funeral Home, at 18 Front St. in Finch, Ontario. The service will be followed by refreshments at the Legion, 91 on Highway 43, Finch, Ontario.