Marchand, Allan Jacques Marcel

MARCHAND, ALLAN WMay 1, 1947 – August 15, 2013
at the age of 66 years

Celebration of Life:  Saturday, August 24, 2013,  2 – 5 pm, Shuswap Theatre, Hudson St., Salmon Arm

Allan Jacques Marcelle Marchand passed away in Salmon Arm at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on Thursday Aug 15th, 2013 at the age of 66 years.

He is survived by his wife, Glenda, daughter Rebecca, dog Penny, and brother Martin and four sisters: Anne, Anita, Margaret and Collette.

Allan was born in Penetanguishene, Ontario May 1, 1947 on the Marchand Family farm.  After High School he attended Hairdressing School in Toronto and decided to head West.  He started his business “The Setting Sons Hair Salon” in West Vancouver and worked there for approximately 23 years.  In 1982 he met Glenda and they married in 1983, and were blessed with a daughter Rebecca in 1985.  In 1993 Allan and family moved to Salmon Arm where Allan started work at Tarnow’s Hair Salon.

Allan was very proud to have been involved in many theatre productions including Theatre Under the Stars productions at Stanley Park in Vancouver, Shuswap Theatre productions here in Salmon Arm since 1995, and worked on the movie “Wings of Courage” filmed in Kamloops and Vancouver in 1993/94.

The family would like to thank Dr. MacDonald and Dr. Bratty for their care and compassion over the last 4 months.  Also thank you to the nurses in Palliative Care at Shuswap Lake General Hospital.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Shuswap Theatre in his name.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Shuswap Theatre on Hudson Street in Salmon Arm, BC on Saturday August 24th, 2013 from 2 till 5 pm.  We invite all friends and many clients to come and share stories and celebrate with us.


  1. Hello Glenda and Rebecca,
    On behalf of myself, my children Chris, David, Chantal and their spouses and my grandchildren I would like to send my deepest sympathies on the passing of my dear brother Allan.
    I know how much the two of you meant to him, and I am so sorry for all the sorrow you have and will endure with his passing.
    I am here for you through this difficult time.
    Sending my love and support. GOD BLESS!

  2. Hi Glenda and Rebecca,Went Martin and I came back so many tel. call from all the cousins etc.were so sad of his untimely passing and my kids many condolences to you both.also from all his Aunts and Uncles.Love you Anne.

  3. I first met Allan 13 years ago when I first moved from the coast to Salmon Arm. I was told by reception that he loved to do older women’s hair. I have since grown older under Allan’s hair care for the last 13 years. And he always made me feel younger when I left, and more beautiful than when I came into the shop. Allan had a lovely and tender caring way with women–always attentive to their needs. He will be missed–not only by his customers, but by the women he worked with. His talent for teaching and giving his experienced advice really cannot be matched. It takes a great man to work with such an array of female hairstylists and keep his individuality.
    We often talked of Rebecca and what her latest adventures were bringing to her. Having known Rebecca from my short Sicamous teaching days, I was always left with a smile at his proud love of his daughter. And when Glenda decided to begin a new career, his support for her and recognition of her outstanding capabilities was evident in the lilt of his voice and smile on his face.
    It has been such a pleasure and a delight to have spent moments with Allan. My heartfelt sympathies are extended to Glenda and Rebecca, his greatest loves in life.

  4. Glenda and Rebecca, Allan has tamed my curly hair for the past eight plus years and always with a smile, friendly discussions and sharing his love and pride of his family. I have never met you but feel I know you. I am so sorry to learn of his passing, however too late to attend his celebration of life. Allen was always so attentive, helpful to those around and willing to do more than expected of him. At the end of every “do” he would hold up the hand mirror and say, “There, that’s better”! and it always was!. He will be sadly missed by many. Our love and condolences to you both and the rest of the family. Gaye and Terry Timms.

  5. I am so sorry about Allans untimely passing. I will miss his humour and smile at the salon, after so many years. God Bless.

  6. Glenda and Rebecca, you have to know that Allans smile and his humour is going to be greatly missed by all of us that dealt with him either through the salon, or the theatre. It was always such a pleasure to have him send me out of the salon with a big smile as well as feeling better about myself. He had a gift for that!!God Bless you both.

  7. Glenda and daughter Rebecca:
    I am so sorry to hear of Allan’s passing. I have known Allan for over 25 years as I have always had my hair done at Tarnow’s. Allan always could joke, and his laugh was infectious. When I was getting my hair done by Rebecca the next chair was Allan and he would always comment on my hair, or joke about trying a new color. Two years ago I went to get my hair colored….didn’t know what I wanted. Allan jokingly suggested purple streaks, and so I had Rebecca (with Allan’s assist) color my that way.
    I went to Tarnow’s yesterday for a color and Rebecca told me of Allan’s passing… I decided in Allan’s memory I would go purple streaks again. At Tarnow’s I will miss his smile, his laugh but mostly his joy at seeing me sitting in the chair next to his. Farewell Allan…..I have my purple streaks for you!

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