William Allan Pope (Al) passed away on April 27, 2012 in Kelowna General Hospital. Al was in his 69th year.
Al was born to parents Margaret (Peggy) & James A. Pope in Pemberton BC on October 3, 1943. Al’s family moved from Pemberton to Vancouver to Red Deer, Edmonton and back to Vancouver. He stated in his High School Year book on his graduation that he wanted to pursue banking as a career. Following that dream, in 1963 he joined CIBC working in many areas of BC for the next 27 years. His interest in the community found Allan joining the credit union movement with Fraser Valley Credit Union for the next 12 years as Vice President of Credit Services. 2002 found Allan and Diana relocating to North Peace Credit Union in order to spend time with his beloved grandchildren and serving the people of Fort St John. Al retired from banking in 2006 although he did enjoy actively part time consulting work in the financial industry.
Al is survived by his loving wife Diana, children Emma (John) and Claire (Darren) and grandchildren, Brendon, Stephanie, Conall and Kinley. His brothers Jim (Lee), David (Lesley) Ken (Wendi) and nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends.
Al & his wife Diana retired to Blind Bay where he enjoyed his new found free time, travelling, golfing with friends, and joining the local model railroading club. Al was an active member of the Lions club for 37 years, serving in various executive positions such as Secretary, Treasurer, ( financial ~what else) & President at both the Abbotsford & Sorrento clubs. The legacy Allan has left with family, friends and in service to the community is an example of his generous spirit ~ a legacy that speaks more of the man than any monument.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cedar Heights Community Hall, 2316 Lakeview Dr., Sorrento.
In lieu of flowers a donation to the Sorrento Lions Club P.O Box 214, Sorrento, BC V0E2W0 or BC Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories at www.fischersfuneralservices.com