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McAllister, Leonard Garnet (Mac)

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Squadron Leader Leonard Garnet (Mac) McAllister (Ret.), born April 17, 1923, in Fort Macleod, died Feb. 28, 2016, in Mississauga, Ont. in his 93rd year.
Mac was the father of James (JoAnne) and Sandy; the adored grandfather of Christine (Mike), Elizabeth (Ron), Carla (Keith), Colleen, Alana and Adrienne (Chris); and great grandfather of Lyka, Veronica, Anthony, James, Graeham, Keeley-Ann, Khaydan, Jaiden and Matteo.
Mac was predeceased by his beloved wife Violetta; his parents James and Vera; and brother Clarence.
A World War Two veteran, Mac became a navigator under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and served until the end of the war. He re-enlisted in 1947 and retired from the RCAF in 1965.
Mac later worked in insurance, retiring again in 1983, when he and Vi moved to B.C. and built their own home in Deka Lake. They moved to Kamloops in 1993, and Mac moved to Mississauga in 2013.
Mac was active with the Kamloops Freemasons, as well as various pipe bands in the many places he lived.
At his request, no service was held.

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