Allan Grant Black, known to many as Al, peacefully passed away with his loved ones by his side on July 4, 2023, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Throughout his life, he resided in Calgary and was a beloved member of the community. Al will forever be remembered as a warm-hearted individual whose dedication to volunteering truly made a positive impact on those around him. His deep Saskatchewan roots were evident in all aspects of his life.
Born in Rosetown, Saskatchewan, Allan was the youngest among three brothers and a sister. After marrying his beloved wife Donna, the couple moved to Calgary to cultivate their careers and raise their family. Allan spent several years in the financial industry and actively engaged himself in various volunteer roles, contributing to the Parkland community, Deer Park Church, Kinsman, Rotary, the 1988 Olympics, Millrise Community, and the Calgary Police community program. He had a profound love for dogs, collecting items, traveling, and cherishing every moment spent with his family, including attending the Stampede Parade.
Allan is survived by his devoted wife Donna of 57 years, his three children: Rhonda (Richard), Dave, Leanne (Chris), and his six grandchildren: Cale Black, Spencer Fulton, Ethan Black, Shelby Fulton, Alex Stoesz, and Evan Stoesz. He is also survived by his brother Neil Black, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held in his honor at Fish Creek United Church, located at 77 Deerpoint Rd. SE, Calgary, on Friday, July 28 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that random acts of kindness or donations to local charities be considered. The family expresses heartfelt gratitude to the compassionate staff at Memory Plus and Side By Side dementia groups, Swan Evergreen, and McKenzie Towne Age Care.