DANN, Allan Ledgerwood
Born April 6th, 1924 at Surrey Center, BC
We, along with our mother, are heartbroken to announce our father’s peaceful passing on December 19th, 2015. A lifelong resident of Cloverdale and proud descendant of Irish immigrants, dad was the only child of Ernest and Doris Dann. He lived with his parents and was raised above the family shop. Until his retirement at the age of 89, in January 2013, he owned and worked the oldest family-run business in Surrey: Dann’s Electronics, “The Store of Skilled Service.” He began working in the store with his father after he returned home from the war. After his family, he was most proud of his 35 years as a volunteer firefighter with Hall 8 in Cloverdale. He received two lifelong service medals and serviced as Assistant Chief. Allan was also a member of Cloverdale Mason’s Lodge 168, Cloverdale Board of Trade, Cloverdale Amateur Athletic Association, JCI Senate, and was involved with the founding of the Cloverdale Rodeo and the Surrey Museum. He gave the first walking tour of Cloverdale. He also served as Vice President of the Lower Fraser Valley Agriculture Association and President of the Yukon Region of the Junior Chamber of Commerce Jaycees. He also served in the RCAF during World War II. We have no idea how many thousands of bicycles he sold, repaired, and financed for kids in the Cloverdale area throughout his lifetime. Someone recently commented he was the “original MacGyver” and could fix anything. He will be missed by many. Allan is survived by his wife of almost 66 years, his British lass, Brenda Dann, also his 4 children, Kathleen (Allan) of Waikoloa, Hawaii, John of Surrey, Bruce (Tricia) of Surrey, Brenda Scales of Surrey, his grandchildren Benjamin (Leah), Dennis, Katie (Bryan), Sean, Marie (Adrian), and Dwayne, and his one great grandchild, 2-month-old Logan, born this past October. Allan is also survived by many nieces and nephews and cousins living in Canada and abroad.
Private graveside services have been held. A Celebration of Life will be held on January 16th at Newlands Golf and Country Club, Langley from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
You may email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the memorial page at www.valleyviewsurrey.ca for condolences and extended obit and further details on upcoming celebration of life. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Allan’s name to either Irene Thomas Hospice Residence, Delta, BC, the Tertiary Unit at Surrey Memorial Hospital, or the charity of your choice. Or consider buying a bicycle for a needy child this Christmas.
Valley View Funeral Home 604-596-8866