Alan Freer

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Born 1946, Hull, England
Deceased July 16th, 2022, Sherwood Park, Alberta

It was with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Alan Freer, beloved husband of Linda Freer, and father to Dianna Hrankowski, Greg Freer, and Chad Freer, at the age of 75 years.

Alan was born in Hull, England, in 1946 but later migrated with his family to the Mulgrave area in Nova Scotia in 1957. It was in Nova Scotia that Alan would meet his wife Linda, whom remained married for 54 years until his death. Alan is survived by his wife Linda, children Diana (m. Bill), Greg (m.Tania), and Chad. He is also survived by his grandchildren Natasha, Sonya, Stanley, Keegan and Emily. Alan leaves behind his brother George, sister Iris, sister Barbara, and many nieces and nephews.

Alan worked at the fish plant in Mulgrave where he also built his first home and raised his children. He next worked at the heavy water plant for many years. The family moved to Ft. McMurray in 1987 where he worked at Syncrude until his retirement in 2005. Upon retirement Alan and Linda moved to Sherwood Park so they could remain surrounded by much family and friends.

Alan was a gifted renovator, and when not constantly updating the many houses he and Linda shared over the years, he would help all of his children with their projects. Alan also renovated his beloved lake house on Baptiste Lake where he enjoyed spending time, and where his ashes will be returned to the earth.

Although short in stature Alan’s broad shoulders were often used to more than carry his weight. An incredibly hard worker, Alan and Linda often helped many family members throughout the years. Described as a rather quiet and humble man, he was still sought
after from his boys for advice right up until the end. Alan would be overwhelmed and likely embarrassed by the amount of people reaching out to express their condolences and provide support to the family during this time. The family, does, however, appreciate this outpouring as they say farewell to Alan.

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21 Condolences

Lynn Stanton

My sincere condolences to Linda, Greg, Chad and families as wel as to George and Gail and their family. I’m sure you all have wonderful memories to carry you through these difficult times.

Mary Halfpenny

Dear Linda, Diane, Chad and Greg. My sincere sympathy to you all . May God Bless all of you and keep you strong at this very difficult time.

Kim & Ian Ayre

Sorry for your families loss. To all who mourn may you remember the good times and memories shared. May he rest in peace.

Edgar & Leona Dort

Dear Linda,Diana,Greg,Chad and families
We extend our deepest sympathies to you at this sad time.

Louessa Louie Grady

So sorry to learn of Allan ‘s sudden passing, my condolences to all loved ones of Allan. Treasure your memories. In caring and sympathy Louie Grady, of truro Janet Morris’s mom.

Pat Kean-Curran

What can I say about Alan?
For me he was sooo hardworking, humble, kind and generous!

I over the years have promised him many favors if I could borrow him for a week, lol
So, what does one say?
He was mý friend and I loved him
Rip my friend xoxo

Heather and Gary Jewers

Dear Linda and family,
We were very sorry to hear of Allan’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this sad time.
Heather(Meagher) and Gary Jewers

Helen Richardson

So very sorry for Your Family’s Loss .. Love and Prayers to All

Evangeline Breen

So sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to all of you.

Larry & Judy R yan

So sorry to hear of Alan’s passing Thought &Prayers to you all. R.I.P. Alan

Cyril & Nita Burt

So sorry Linda shocking and hard to believe. May Allan RIP. Know we are thinking of you. GOD BLESS YOU.

Milton Zaiffdeen

Condolences to the entire “Freer Clan”. Alan was my close workmate at the Shell Scotford Upgrader (contract). What a wonderful, gentle and kind person he was. I will miss him dearly. May he Rest In Peace.

Lisa Taylor Mulgrave NS

What a beautiful tribute! My deepest sympathies to the family. Mom picked up a card and drove to the post office herself to mail, many people in Mulgrave have wonderful memories of your family and our heart goes out to you all.

Sandy Taylor, Daniel & Dawson Gauthier

Sending our love and condolences to Linda, Dianna, Greg & Chad. Thinking of you all.

Diane Murray-Beyak Sullivan

I am saddened by your loss Linda. To be separated after such a long life together must be incredibly hard. I hope your are surrounded by your loves ones at this crucial time in your life. Sending hugs and fond memories your way.

Lorraine & Fred Boers

Linda, Diana, Greg, and Chad, and your spouses and your children, Fred and I were/are great great with your parents ,we have the best of memories that we have been talking about a lot the last few sad,sad days. Because your husband/ dad/ granddad was such an extraordinary person ,we remember him with love and smile because he was a part of our live even after leaving home …his return visits always included a bbq get together and soooo many laughs…mostly told by your mother…we will miss our dear friend Alan so very much . I hope you all can make this journey knowing he would not want you to dwell on the sadness but on all the wonderful bits and pieces you all have shared…you know that’s the type of man he was…he lived it …God Bless…love yas , Lorraine & Fred

Michael and shirley Macdonald

So sorry linda and family for your loss

Pat and Harvey Parkinson

Harvey and I will miss Al. He was one of those people whom you meet and feel like he could be a good friend right from the start. And, he was! We enjoyed our visits in Athabasca and Baptiste Lake, golfing, and sitting on the patio having drinks. RIP Al, gone too soon. Sincerest sympathy from Pat and Harvey Parkinson