Allan Erle Kilpatrick, Lt. Col. (ret’d), A.C.I.S.
June 17, 1931 – May 28, 2014
We sadly announce the passing of Allan Kilpatrick. Allan was born and grew up in Smithers, B.C. and was a long time resident of Comox, B.C. Allan is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Elvina (nee Watson, formerly of Cumberland, B.C.). He leaves behind his four children, Michael (Debbie), Christine (Gordon) Karlsen, Ian (Sylvia Gibbons) and Erin (Joseph Henton), as well as his four grandchildren, Sean and Allan Kilpatrick; Laurel and Peter Karlsen, and great grandchildren Lincoln and Clara Kilpatrick. Survived by his sister and brother-in-law Jean and Ed Maskiewich, and sister-in-law Donna Watson as well as several nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by brothers Norman and Bill.
Allan had a distinguished career as a navigator in the RCAF, serving in Comox, Winnipeg, Man., Summerside, PEI, St. Mawgan, Cornwall, England, Kinloss, Scotland, Toronto, Ont., Greenwood, N.S, and Ottawa, Ont., ending his 29 year Air Force career as Base Administration Officer in Comox in 1980. Allan was the Administrator-Secretary Treasurer of the Regional District of Alberni-Clayoquot, from 1980 until retiring to Comox in 1990. Allan remained active as a keen skier, curler, golfer and world traveler until ill health forced him to give up these activities.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the Comox Valley’s Senior Centre for their care of Allan over the past year. No service as requested. Allan’s life was celebrated in a gathering of family and close friends. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. Condolences may be offered at www.piercysmtwashingtonfuneral.com