Alan Webster

Alan Webster, Lt. Col., RCE (retired), MBE, Ed, BASc., PENG passed away peacefully on January 5, 2004 at the age of 95. He was born in Coed Talon, North Wales on Friday the 13th of March, 1908. Predeceased by Edith, his wife of 55 years and baby daughter Lorna Elaine, he is survived by daughter Barbara, son Bruce, daughter-in-law Brenda, 2 grandchildren Jasmine and Jacob and nieces and nephews. Alan worked as a civil engineer for the Federal Government from 1937 until his retirement in 1972. Enlisting as a Captain and later promoted to Major, he served with the 6th Field Company during the Second World War and was mentioned in dispatches, earning him a Member of the British Empire citation. Alan worked tirelessly promoting tennis throughout the province, and among numerous awards he and Edith were presented the Mr. and Mrs. Tennis Award by Tennis B.C. in 1974 and he was selected for the Distinguished Service Award by Tennis Canada in 2001. A celebration of Alan’s life will be held at Queen’s Ave. United Church in New Westminster on Monday January 12, 2004 at 11 a.m. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.