Pope, William Allan

October 3, 1943 – April 27, 2012
at the age of 68 years

Celebration of Life:   Saturday, May 26, 2012    2:00 p.m.
Cedar Heights Community Hall
Sorrento, BC

William Allan Pope (Al) passed away on April 27, 2012 in Kelowna General Hospital Al was in his 69th year.

Al was born to parents Margaret (Peggy) & James A. Pope in Pemberton BC on October 3, 1943.  Al’s family moved from Pemberton to Vancouver to Red Deer, Edmonton and back to Vancouver.  He stated in his High School Year book on his graduation that he wanted to pursue banking as a career. Following that dream, in 1963 he joined CIBC working in many areas of BC for the next 27 years.  His interest in the community found Allan joining the credit union movement with Fraser Valley Credit Union for the next 12 years as Vice President of Credit Services. 2002 found Allan and Diana relocating to North Peace Credit Union in order to spend time with his beloved grandchildren and serving the people of Fort St John. Al retired from banking in 2006 although he did enjoy actively part time consulting work in the financial industry.

Al is survived by his loving wife Diana, children Emma (John) and Claire (Darren) and grandchildren, Brendon, Stephanie, Conall and Kinley. His brothers Jim (Lee), David (Lesley) Ken (Wendi) and nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends.

Al & his wife Diana retired to Blind Bay where he enjoyed his new found free time, travelling, golfing with friends, and joining the local model railroading club.  Al was an active member of the Lions club for 37 years, serving in various executive positions such as Secretary, Treasurer, ( financial ~what else) & President at both the Abbotsford & Sorrento clubs. The legacy Allan has left with family, friends and in service to the community is an example of his generous spirit ~ a legacy that speaks more of the man than any monument.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 26, 2012, 2:00 p.m., Cedar Heights Community Hall, 2316 Lakeview Dr., Sorrento.

In lieu of flowers a donation to the Sorrento Lions Club P.O Box 214, Sorrento, BC V0E2W0 or BC Cancer Society.

 

8 Comments

  1. To Diana & family,
    I am truly saddened by the news of your loss. I have such fond memories of working with Al at the CIBC Fort St John. He was a kind, gracious, and “gentle”man, with a fabulous sense of humor. I hope you are able to draw strength in your family and friends, and find comfort in knowing that there are many praying for you. May he rest in eternal peace <3 … Lou

  2. Diana
    I’m so sorry to hear of Al’s death. I enjoyed working with Al at Fraser Valley and other credit unions when our paths crossed. I look back at his life with admiration for his giving to those who worked with him and to the communities where you lived. My sincere condolences and remember you will always have his memory to treasure. Jim

  3. Dear Diana and family,
    I was very saddened to read of Al passing. He was a good man with a big heart. One of the best bosses I ever had the privilege of working with. He was very proud of his family and lived life with generosity to all. Heaven has new angel. Praying for you all.
    Goldie.

  4. Dear Diana: We are very sorry to her about Al’s passing. I worked with Al during his time at Fraser Valley. Credit Union. He had a great sense of humour and a positive outgoing personality. He will be missed by all who knew him for his generosity of his personal time. Our sincere condolenses to you and your family.

  5. Dear Diana. I am so sorry to hear of Al’s passing. Lion Al was my sponsor into Lions back in March of 1993 and he was also a co-worker of mine at Fraser Valley Credit Union (now Prospera) Lion Al had a very dry wit with a great sense of humor and was very involved in Lions while a member of our Abbotsford Lions Club.
    He will be missed. Our condolences to you and all the family.

  6. Diana
    I think back with appreciation and respect for Allan and his years of leadership and service at Fraser Valley CU in a period of challenging growth. Al was always a steadying influence and giving of good counsel. We had our fun times as well and I still remember his involvement with the Abbotsford model railroading club. I am sure he will be missed and Penny and I wish you well.

  7. Dear Diana, our sincere condolences to you over the loss of your soul mate and husband.
    Although we mostly knew you and Madonna, we empathize with you over this relatively
    sudden loss in your life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May God comfort your soul during this sad time.

  8. Diana and family
    Sorry to hear of Al’s passing. I fondly remember the days and goods times we had in Lillooet. May your days ahead be filled with good memories of the special times you and Al shared with your girls, friends and family.

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