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Allan Mathieson

December 27, 1934 - August 13, 2018

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Allan Ernest Mathieson, 83, died Monday, August 13, 2018 at the Mariposa Gardens Retirement and Care Community, in Osoyoos.

He leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Marilyn (Webb) Mathieson; his daughter, Lynanne (Mathieson) Fortin; his daughter, Jan (Mathieson) Nusche and her husband Mike Nusche; his daughter, Sue (Mathieson) Wazny and her husband Greg Wazny; his daughter, Margie Mathieson and her husband, Pat Somerville.  Allan will also be fondly remembered by his 10 grandchildren, Shawn (Brittany) and their daughter, Rayne; Carleigh and Ryan O’Leary; Matthew, Caitlin, Andrew & Mark Nusche: Trevor (Tania) & Megan Yerxa; and Callum Mathieson.

Allan was born and raised in North Vancouver, the son of David and Betty (Sinton) Mathieson.  He was predeceased by his parents and his siblings, David, Elizabeth and Robert.  He received his master’s degree, majoring in School Psychology, with a minor in English Literature from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, in 1960.

Allan worked as an educator for much of his life.  After graduation, he was employed by the North Vancouver School District as a teacher.  He relocated his family to Oliver in 1967 and worked as a Vice Principal at Oliver Elementary and Osoyoos Junior Secondary Schools.  In 1976, the family relocated to Langley where Allan taught at Aldergrove Secondary School.   In 1978, he retired from teaching and obtained his real estate licence where he and Marilyn were active realtors in Langley until their retirement in 2000.  In 2001 Allan and Marilyn retired for good and moved back to Oliver, BC.

Allan had a passion for animals.  As the patriarch of a young family, Allan made sure that his daughters enjoyed the company of cats, dogs, gerbils, guinea pigs, rabbits, chickens, ducks and especially horses. While living in Oliver, the family owned numerous horses with the kids and Allan competing in horse shows and combined training events for many years.  A true highlight for Allan was his first competition, participating in the Whiskey Jack 3 Day Event, in Lumby, BC on his trusty Appaloosa, Moose.

As an avid golfer, Allan enjoyed playing on the Oliver and Osoyoos courses in his retirement.  He had a life long love of music and theatre and was a member of the South Okanagan Amateur Players, Okanagan International Choir, and the Sage Valley Voices.  He will always be remembered for his gift for music and theatre and his beautiful baritone voice.

Rugby was another passion of his.  He played in University and later with the Valley Vintage and Twilighter’s Rugby Clubs in Langley BC.  He played his last game at age 68.

A Memorial Service honouring Allan’s memory will be held on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., at the Elks Lodge, 477 Bank Ave, Oliver, BC. Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Allan to the BC Cancer Agency, the Alzheimer Society of BC or to the charity of their choice.  A second memorial will be held in Langley, BC on the September 15th and 16th weekend, the date, time and location to be confirmed.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Mariposa Gardens for their excellent care of Allan.

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com

 

 

 

 

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Silvia Budavari
Relation: Friend

My dearest condolences to all of the family! My heart and thoughts are with you!!

From: Nieves, Greg and Josh

Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the whole family. We will miss you Allan. Rest in peace.

From: Beverly Newton
Relation: A friend

Marilyn, just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Bev

From: Michael & Vera Ryan
Relation: Friend

Dear Marilyn & Family,
We offer our deepest condolences at the loss of Allan. We regret missing the Memorial Service as we only saw the notice yesterday.
Our memories of Allan (and of you as well, Marilyn) are mostly from our mutual association in the SOAP Players.
We remember so fondly and vividly Allan’s portrayal of David Attenborough in”Time Flies” and his solo performance as Cemetery Man in “Mortal Fools” in 2003 when we were both new members of the troupe. He was a wonderful actor,a competent Director and an all-round asset with his “BBC” voice. We also enjoyed his exquisite sense of humour.
We know he will be missed terribly by you, your children and grandchildren. Please take some comfort in the realization that so many of us who knew and worked with Allan, cherish his memory and mourn his loss along with you.
Affectionately, Michael & Vera Ryan

From: Patrick and Linda Hampson
Relation: informal gathering

We had the pleasure of meeting Allan, through mutual friends, when we first arrived in Oliver. Our condolences to his family. Pat & Linda Hampson

Service Schedule

  Memorial Service

Date & Time:
August 19, 2018
Beginning at 2:00pm

Location:
Oliver Elks Hall
477 Bank Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada

A Memorial Service honouring Allan’s memory will be held on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., at the Elks Lodge, 477 Bank Ave, Oliver, BC. Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Allan to the BC Cancer Agency, the Alzheimer Society of BC or to the charity of their choice.  A second memorial will be held in Langley, BC on the September 15th and 16th weekend, the date, time and location to be confirmed.

477 Bank Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Allan to the BC Cancer Agency, the Alzheimer Society of BC or to the charity of their choice.

Thank You Notice

The family wishes to thank the staff of Mariposa Gardens for their excellent care of Allan.

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