Alan Morton

Alan Morton

Alan Morton passed away peacefully in Chinook Regional Hospital,Lethbridge, Alberta on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at the age of 86 years. Alan was born in Vancouver, BC on May 2, 1924.

Alan was proud of his heritage with Salmon Arm, as his family owned the Old Brick house located downtown Salmon Arm (where Kentucky Fried Chicken is presently located).  His aunt, the late Queenie Jones, was highly regarded for her teaching abilities in piano which she conducted in this home. Alan loved the memories and the house so much that he moved it to the bottom of Auto Road where it still stands today. He served in the Royal Canadian Airforce during WWII as a Lancaster Bomber pilot; retiring as Captain Morton in 1969.  Alan retired to the Vancouver area where he purchased a holly farm, deciding to move shortly thereafter to Salmon Arm upon taking ownership of the family home.  He began a successful career in Real Estate and Appraisals, retiring in1983. He loved his involvement in the Salmon Arm Legion and remained active with the Royal Canadian Legion until he moved to Alberta. In November of 2006 he moved to the home of his good friends, Ted and Gayle Oddy, in Diamond City Alberta, where he enjoyed the extended family as his own, loved the area and the place he lived and was lovingly cared for until his passing.  Alan remained in regular contact with his two boys who both were able to deliver their sad goodbyes in person. Alan was greatly loved, and will be sadly missed.Alan was predeceased by his first wife Minna Winkler Morton, second wife Irene Morton, and daughter-in-law La Rae Morton. Alan is survived by his two sons, Art of Victoria and Mark of Vancouver, two grandchildren, Nicole Morton and Nathan Morton, and the sons of Irene Morton, Ron Estrada, Tom Estrada, Bob Estrada and their families.A celebration of life will be held at the grave site of his late wife, Irene, in Mt. Ida Cemetery on the afternoon of Saturday, April 2nd at 2:30 p.m. with Jack Bowers the Funeral Celebrant. (Family and friends are requested to gather at Bowers Funeral Home at 2:15 p.m. for the funeral procession). A reception will follow in the Mountainside room at Bowers. Full legion honors will be presented by comrades of the Royal Canadian Legion.

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Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

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