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Munro, (Lewis) Alan

(Lewis) Alan Munro of Granum, born Aug. 11, 1929 at Wheatcenter, Alta., passed away at the Foothills Hospital, July 23, 2008, at the age of 78. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 39 years Rose (Moss) in 1990, his mother Myrtle (Thompson), his father Lewis and his brother-in-law Bernard Moss.
Allan will be deeply and sadly missed by his children Brenda (Jim) Sanders of Claresholm, Donna (Gordon) Schwindt of Fort Macleod, Randy of Calgary, Sharon Monical of Fort Macleod, Brad of Claresholm, Barry of Granum, Janice of Lethbridge and Dallas of Edmonton. Also by his grandchildren, Curtis, Jeff (Suzane) and Chris Schwindt, Darren (Shannon) Sanders, Diana Sanders, Beau and Dusty Monical and Nick and Greg Munro and eight great grandchildren.
Al also leaves to mourn his only sister Marie (Pete) Esau; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ed and Berna Moss, Mary Lou Moss and Lyal and Berna Shoemaker, plus many nieces, nephews and great friends.
Al started his career with the Wheat Pool in 1951 in Tilley, Alta. and in October of 1957 he and Rose were transferred to Granum where he retired in 1985. He also sold Co-operator insurance for many years and continued that until the early 1990s.
Al and Rose and their children spent many great summers camping with family and friends progressing from tent trailers (which he built himself) to trailers and eventually motorhomes.
Al was a great sports enthusiast and spent many hours supporting his children at their sports.
Al also participated, playing hockey with the Claresholm Clippers and Fort Macleod Broncs for many years and also played baseball with the Granum White Sox. He loved curling, fishing, trapshooting and doing crossword puzzles. His great love was golfing and he golfed many courses over the years with some awesome golf buddies.
Al was also very community-minded and was a long-time member of the Granum Elks Club and of the Granum Fire Department. He also served as a town councillor in Granum for nine years.
Al will be remembered by family members and friends for his honesty, sense of humour, his smile, pleasant personality, his love of teasing people and as “One of the nicest men they knew.”
No service by request. Cremation.

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