It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Allan Whyte at the age of 95, after a brief battle with cancer. Allan passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home with his Wife Margaret and 2 of his children by his side.
Allan was born in 1925 in the small hamlet of Kennedy, Saskatchewan with the usual childhood pursuits of “scrub” ball in the summer, open-rink or street hockey in the winter and endless days of fun with the family dog.
At sixteen years of age the family moved to Regina where he completed secondary school at Campio College. Following schooling, topographical surveying with the Saskatchewan Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Department and Imperial Oil Company preceded his joining the R.C.A.F. as a Wireless -Air Gunner. Basic training at Edmonton, followed by Pre-Aircrew Education in Saskatoon, #2 Wireless School in Calgary and Gunnery School in Prince Edward Island an Honourable discharge and transfer to Reserve, General Section, Class “E”, as at that point the European theatre of WW11 ended.
Following discharge Al enrolled in the Industrial Electrical program at the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art in Calgary.
In 1946 he began his 42-year career with Honeywell Controls, then known as Minneapolis Honeywell Regulatory Company Ltd., in Calgary. Over the ensuing years transfers to Edmonton, Regina and Vancouver preceded his promotion to Head Office in Toronto as Canadian Market Manager.
1948 marked the beginning of his family developing years with his marriage to Margaret MacGregor Duffin. Through the years that followed, this union was blessed with eight children.
Al’s LIFE membership in the Knights of Columbus began in Edmonton in 1952. In retirement his active participation saw him achieve the positions of Grand Knight and District Deputy.
Al and Margaret celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary on July 3rd, 2020.
Al was predeceased by their 1st son Robert and is survived by his loving wife Margaret and children Warren (Suzi), Maury (Liz), Sharon, Janice, Deborah (Darren), Kevin (Kim) and Theresa, along with many Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.
In keeping with current covid-19 protocols, a private family service will be held at this time.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Advokate Life & Education Services, www.advokate.ca or Canadian Food For Children, CFFC COWORKERS BC DIVISION #890170798RR0001 would be appreciated.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence for the family.
Dear Aunt Marg and cousins. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences are with you. We appreciated being able to watch the funeral mass on our computer. Uncle Al was a generous, kind and loving man who was always involved in our family life during good and difficult times. He is loved by us all and we will miss him. Love from Corley, Gerry, Bruce and family.
To Marg and Family ,Very Lovely service ,Our Prayers are with you all with Gods Strength and the Joy of knowing that Al is with his eternal family in heaven. God's Blessings .From Shirley and Patrick Johnston,
Maury and Liz, Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Gary and I hope the wonderful memories of your Father will bring you comfort and love. Gary and Alma McMullen
My thoughts and prayers are with Marg and the whole family. The world just won’t be the same without Al in it. May he Rest In Peace in Gods arms. Z
Dear Aunt Marg and all cousins, we will miss Uncle Al so much but remember him for the wonderful, happy, loving man he was. So many fond memories shared with you all and all of them will keep his his memory alive. Our love to you all. Heather and Molly.
You are in our hearts and prayers.
Kevin, Kim and kids, Theresa, Deb and Darren, Maury and Liz. My deepest condolences to you and your mom at this time. Know that we're all with you in our hearts.
We extend our deepest sympathies to Margaret and family on the passing of Al. We spent enjoyable time with both several years in a row every May for the annual March for Life in Victoria. Al was a true faith-filled gentleman and a proud member of the Knights of Columbus. May he rest in the arms of our Lord.
Dear Theresa, Quinn, and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. The stories shared by Theresa about her dad were always loving and full of admiration, inspiration, and gratitude. We know you will miss him, but take comfort in knowing that he left an amazing legacy behind in his family. We’re sending love and prayers your way during this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Whyte Family as they honor a wonderful, honest, hardworking, brilliant family man. It was a true honor to know you and to be a friend of your amazing daughter Theresa. I’ll always cherish my visit to BC when you taught me how to play Nickels. You will be forever in our hearts Al!
I remember Mr Whyte as a gentle man who always had a smile and kind words to share. My thoughts are with all of you.
Having spent a large portion of my youth visiting in the Whyte’s home, I was blessed with the opportunity to witness many of the attributes of Mr. Whyte. He was a dedicated, proud man of faith who gave his all to every aspect of his life, having such a strong impact on everyone around him. My wife and I share our thoughts and prayers with Mrs. Whyte and the entire family during these tiring times.
Prayers and condolences to Margaret and family. Al was a very welcoming soul and I thoroughly enjoyed his sense of humour. I will miss him.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Whyte. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Dear Kevin and family condolences prayers love from John and Tina
My deepest condolences ... Uncle Al was a great man and was loved by many. My prayers are with you all during this sad time.
So sad to hear about Mr. Whyte's passing. I'm hoping that the entire Whyte family is able to celebrate what an amazing man Allan was, what a full life he lived, and what an incredible legacy he has left behind. I'm thinking about all of you right now...
Our deepest condolence. May Al rest in peace in the arms of Jesus.
Thinking of you all, and sending my deepest sympathies at this time.
Our hearts and thoughts are with you all at this time. Sending all our love. Jennine and Cealan.
Marg and family, My condolences on the loss of a dear friend. Al led a long and purposeful life of love and loyalty to his family, devotion to his church and faith, I shared so many good times with both of you Marg that I feel a personal loss. He had a good sense of humor which I imagine helped carry him through the hard patches. May God give you strength and acceptance. Love, Larry.
We are deeply sorrowed hearing of Al's passing. Marg and Al have been wonderfully engaging neighbours for decades. They never missed any of the neighbour parties. We will always remember Al bringing his suitcase with his favorite beverage. We were amazed at Al's volunteer work into his senior years. We raise a glass to you Al.
May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss.
Dear Kevin and Family, We were not fortunate enough to meet your wonderful father but know that he will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Connie and Alf Mitchell