HUMPHREYS; Allyn McMaster

March 27, 1929 – November 8, 2015

After a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, Allyn Humphreys has passed away at the age of 86. Allyn was born in Ottawa and migrated, with his family, to Kamloops in the 1940’s. It was there that he developed his love of outdoor activities, especially fishing. His career with the Canadian Imperial Bank brought him to Prince Rupert, Alert Bay and Vancouver, where he started his family. Al moved on from the CIBC to become one of the first employees of the Bank of BC. Further moves took him to North Vancouver Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Langley before settling into retirement in South Surrey. Al was very active throughout his life. He loved skiing, tennis and curling. In retirement, he took up lawn bowling; many people fondly recall their long walks with him. He served as President of the White Rock branch of the Lions Club and was in involved in many activities with them. He met his soulmate, Norma Gagne, while living at Sunnyside Villa. They spent many happy times together. Al is survived by his sons, David (Peggi) and Gary, grandchildren Adam, Ryan, Tyler and Chelsea, sister Marjorie Hewitt and Norma Gagne. He was predeceased by his brother Reg, sister Kay Stunden, daughter Nancy and wife Susan. Thanks to the staff at the Evergreen Baptist Campus of Care for all their help these past few months. A Celebration of Life will be held in Surrey at the Sunnyside Villas activity room on Sunday, December 6, from 1:00 to 3:00. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC.

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