November 1, 1949 - January 19, 2021
As peacefully as Allan lived his life, he died in the same way on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at the Souris Hospital with his cousin and dear friend by his side. Commonly known as "Big Al" by his many friends, he was presently living in the Wood Lawn Community Care Home in Souris. His end was his beginning for he was born in Souris on November 1, 1949.
After spending his younger school years there, he moved with his family to Montague and completed High School. He grew up in a home specially blessed by his Grandmother who was full of music, and who brought him study at the University of P.E.I. from where he graduated with the first class to receive Music degrees.
Allan spent most of his life living in Charlottetown where he was employed by the Islander Motel, the Charlottetown Legion and teaching English to immigrants.
His incredible "bass" voice was greatly enjoyed and appreciated over the years in the Confederation Center and St. Peter's Cathedral choirs.
He will be greatly missed by his sister Susan Nowosad (Dan), his cousin Nancy MacLean-Eveson (Larry), aunt Joan MacLean, very good friend Father David Garrett and all his St. Peter's Cathedral family. "I don't sing because I'm happy, I'm happy because I sing."
His cremated remains will rest in All Souls Chapel Friday afternoon and evening. Requiem Mass at 11.00 a.m. Saturday, January 23 at St Peter’s Cathedral. Please observe Covid-19 protocol on entering (sanitize hands, face covering, and social distance). Arrangements entrusted to MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.macleanfh.com
The CBC article, "Meet P.E.I.'s gentle giant with a heavenly voice" chronicled Allan's musical gifts and devotion to the choir at St. Peter's Cathedral.