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Peter Hastings Allan

August 28, 1950 - April 27, 2022


It is with deep sorrow for our family to say that Peter has left this place to be in a better place … we like to think he is now skiing and hang gliding amongst the clouds.

Pete was born in Lethbridge, Alberta.  He earned his Engineering Degree at the University of Calgary and worked as a Civil Engineer all of his work life.

Peter loved the mountains.  He always said that they were his church and he never tired of them.  He loved skiing, hiking, climbing both rock and ice, fly fishing, spelunking and just being in and amongst those big rocks.  He taught his girls how to embrace them too.  He earned the nicknames “Speedy Pete” by those who skied with him; “The Mountain Ox” by those who hiked with him; and “The Knoll Master” by those who he helped at Freestyle Ski events that his daughters were involved with.  In the last years of his life, he lounged on our deck looking over his beloved Kootenay Lake at the mountains beyond.

Peter was deeply loved by his wife Beverley and his daughters Holly and Heather.  We celebrated his birthdays with great vigor and fun each and every year.   He so deserved it.  Peter was diagnosed with Progressive Supra-Nuclear Palsy (PSP) in 2012.  He had symptoms as early as 2010.  He had so many losses because of this disease.  Everything he loved to do was taken away.  It broke all of our hearts.  But through this very difficult journey Pete never gave up.  Even the last day of his life he rode his stationary bike and ate chocolate cake.  He was never bitter or angry – he was gracious throughout these years.  As difficult as things were for him, he always had a smile.  Remember how interested and curious he always was about everyone?  He just loved people.   We are going to miss him so much.  He was an inspiration to everyone he met.

Peter is survived by his wife of 43 years, Beverley Bruder-Allan, his beloved daughters Holly Allan and Heather Allan-Moule (Josh).  His sister Rosemary Allan-Way (Dennis); John Allan (Jude).  Gone on before him was his sister Penny Allan.  I’m sure she greeted him with her happy smile and open arms when he entered heaven.

A Celebration of Life will occur at the lodge at Castle Mountain Resort his favorite place in the world.  He skied at this mountain from the start of its inception back in the 60’s.  He truly was an original.  Please join his family at 2pm on the 22nd of May 2022 to celebrate what an amazing man Peter was.  Come with stories to tell and join his family in laughter and tears for our dear sweet man.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Cure PSP Canada.  https://pspsocietycanada.ca/home-ngo/donate/



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From: Dale and Colleen Martin
Relation: Dale was in Rotary with Pete 30 years ago in Lethbridge and Colleen worked as a Designer with Bev.

We are so sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Bev, Holly and Heather. We remember Pete fondly as a gentle, kind man whose love of the outdoors was evident in how he lived his life. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

From: Caroline Lockerbie
Relation: school chum

When we were 10 year olds, Peter was everyone’s friend. Right through to the end of our LCI days he made school a happy place and learning was fun. Life took us along separate paths, but I am thrilled to read that Peter’s special personality blossomed into adulthood and was a blessing to all around him. His strength has made us all stronger. Peace to his family.

From: Don Taylor
Relation: Friend

Marcia and I send our heartfelt condolences to you and the girls. Pete was one of the most lovable guys I have ever met – a sad day indeed. I will be in Whitehorse visiting our daughter so won’t be able to make it to the memorial but will think of all of you on the 22nd. Don & Marcia Taylor

From: Wendy Cecilia Fox
Relation: School friend

A few years ago at the most recent LCI high school reunion (2018), I enjoyed catching up with Peter and talking with you, Bev. I was so sorry to hear the news of Pete’s passing.

From: Linda Stromsmoe
Relation: friend

Dear Bev, Holly and Heather.
You have lost a wonderful husband, father and friend. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you at this time.
Ed and Linda Stromsmoe

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