Allan Anthony Waye passed away peacefully on January 14, 2021 at the Home for Heroes, ATCO Veteranâ€™s Village in Calgary, Alberta after a battle with cancer.
Allan was born and raised in St. Johnâ€™s, Newfoundland before joining the Canadian Military, becoming a proud member of the Princess Patriciaâ€™s Canadian Light Infantry (â€œThe Patriciaâ€™s Patsâ€). He roamed much of Canada as a commercial truck driver during a lifelong battle with mental illness that often left him in challenging circumstances and separated from the family that loved him. Allan was highly intelligent and perseverant, often helping others when he had nothing himself.
He leaves to mourn, his brother Sheldon of Sarnia, Ontario; sister Leah and her husband John Butler & their children Spencer and Laura Butler of Petrolia, Ontario; daughter Victoria Waye of Calgary, Alberta; son Anthony Waye; and grandson Jaks of Nanaimo, British, Columbia. Allan was predeceased by his father Gordon (2005) and mother Cynthia (2020).
The family offers special thanks to Don Mcleod, a local veteran and site manager at the Homes for Heroes veteranâ€™s village. He was Allanâ€™s family and main support recently. Don provided the opportunity for us to reconnect with Allan in his final days. It is heartening to know that Allan had such safety, comfort and support in the final months of his life. In lieu of flowers, donations in Allanâ€™s memory can be made to the Veterans Association Food Bank, as it was an organization dear to his heart.
Family and friends may pay their respects from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 22, 2021 from Pierson’s Forest Lawn Chapel, 4121 – 17 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held for Allan at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 22, 2021 from Pierson’s Forest Lawn Chapel. Interment will follow in the Field of Honour at Queen’s Park Cemetery.