Allan Gerald “Gerry” of Port Elgin passed away in Southampton on Monday, August 4, 2003 at the age of 84 years. Born in Manitoba on May 14, 1919 to Howard and Hester Bicknell.
Following graduation in Engineering from the University of Manitoba, Allan followed a career for 38 years with CPR. Husband of Annie Elizabeth Bicknell for 57 years. Father of Linda and her husband Dave Mason of Port Elgin, and Frank Bicknell and his wife Sue of Queensbury, New York. Brother of Alice Perkins of Clearlake Highlands, California. Grandfather of Sean Bicknell, and Andrew and Adrienne Mason. He is also survived by his grand-niece Maureen Rinnt and her husband Derek, his grand-grand-niece Anna Rinnt, and many nieces and nephews in Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, and California.
Predeceased by his sisters Hester, Margaret, and Maude, and by his brothers John, George, Ernest, Donald, Oswald, Stanley, Edward, Leonard, and Allan.
Mr. Bicknell loved carpentry and all sports; especially golf, curling, softball, bowling, hunting, fishing, basketball, billiards, swimming and water skiing. He was an avid member of curling clubs in Kentville, N.S., Sherbrooke, Quebec, Calgary, Alberta, and White Rock, B.C. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force in WWII as a navigator in England and Burma Road, India.
A private graveside service was held at Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin with Pastor Bob Johnston officiating.
Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation for the Family Room would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Funeral arrangements were in the care of the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, ON N0H 2C0. Portrait and memorial online at: www.milroyfuneralhomes.com