Allan Jacques Marcelle Marchand passed away in Salmon Arm at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on Thursday Aug 15th, 2013 at the age of 66 years.
He is survived by his wife, Glenda, daughter Rebecca, dog Penny, and brother Martin and four sisters: Anne, Anita, Margaret and Collette.
Allan was born in Penetanguishene, Ontario May 1, 1947 on the Marchand Family farm. After High School he attended Hairdressing School in Toronto and decided to head West. He started his business “The Setting Sons Hair Salon” in West Vancouver and worked there for approximately 23 years. In 1982 he met Glenda and they married in 1983, and were blessed with a daughter Rebecca in 1985. In 1993 Allan and family moved to Salmon Arm where Allan started work at Tarnow’s Hair Salon.
Allan was very proud to have been involved in many theatre productions including Theatre Under the Stars productions at Stanley Park in Vancouver, Shuswap Theatre productions here in Salmon Arm since 1995, and worked on the movie “Wings of Courage” filmed in Kamloops and Vancouver in 1993/94.
The family would like to thank Dr. MacDonald and Dr. Bratty for their care and compassion over the last 4 months. Also thank you to the nurses in Palliative Care at Shuswap Lake General Hospital.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Shuswap Theatre in his name.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Shuswap Theatre on Hudson Street in Salmon Arm, BC on Saturday August 24th, 2013 from 2 till 5pm. We invite all friends and many clients to come and share stories and celebrate with us.
Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories through Allan’s obitury at www.fischersfuneralservices.com.