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Allan Ivan Massier (Al)

July 13, 1935

July 29, 2023

Allan peacefully passed away in the presence of his loved ones on Saturday, July 29, 2023, at the age of 88. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Anna, his sister Bernice, brother-in-law Eddy, nephew Grant, and son-in-law Ken Anderson. Allan is survived by his devoted wife Betty, with whom he spent 64 wonderful years of marriage. He is also survived by his daughter Kelly and her children Jeramie and Kendra, as well as his son Todd, daughter-in-law Carmen, and their children Josh, Nicole, and Alyssa.

Born on a farm near Southey, SK, Allan attended a one-room schoolhouse called Crossroads for his elementary education. His family eventually moved to Southey to allow him to attend high school, where he excelled in chemistry. In fact, Allan’s passion for the subject earned him the privilege of holding the key to the school’s lab. He graduated as the valedictorian of his class. Allan began working alongside his father on the farm and later joined him in the meat locker plant when they relocated to Southey. His thirst for knowledge led him to the University of Saskatchewan, where he pursued a degree in Civil Engineering, which he successfully obtained in 1959. Throughout his university years, Allan spent his summers working for the Department of Highways in road construction. It was during this time that he met the love of his life, Betty, while working near Hawarden. Their marriage took place on November 28, 1959. They resided in Weyburn, Yorkton, and ultimately settled in Regina in 1963 when Allan commenced his role as the Director of Management Services for the Department of Highways. After dedicating 32 years of service to the department, Allan retired. Subsequently, he worked for a Consulting Firm and later became the manager of a local computer business for a few years. Throughout his life, Allan was a devout Christian and actively participated in the Lutheran Church. He fulfilled various roles within Mount Olive Lutheran Church, including chairman, elder, and visiting the sick. Additionally, Allan served as a member of the District Mission Board. Traveling was one of Allan’s greatest pleasures, whether it was camping trips with his family or journeys to different countries with Betty and their friends. Their visits to Israel, Denmark, and Ukraine were particularly cherished memories. Allan was known for his unwavering support of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, proudly donning green apparel even on non-game days. He deeply loved his grandchildren, avidly watching them participate in various activities and cherishing their visits and conversations. Now, Allan has been called home to join his Heavenly Father, finding eternal peace. He will forever be remembered and deeply missed by his earthly family, residing eternally in their hearts.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the nurses and staff of 4C at the Pasqua Hospital for their compassionate care. They would also like to express their appreciation to Dr. Mark Cameron for his continuous support throughout the years. A memorial service will be held at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, located at 2015 4th Ave N. Regina, SK S4R 0T5, on Friday, August 4, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. Allan will be laid to rest at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, situated at 815 Assiniboine Avenue East, Regina, SK. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to the Mount Olive Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. To leave a condolence message online, please visit the website http://www.speersfuneralchapel.com.

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