Alan Robie Daniels, BA’53, BEd’55

Alan was born in Coronation, AB, on July 2, 1924, to Robie and Doris Daniels, who moved to Vancouver a year or so after his birth. He passed away in North Vancouver on October 6, 2013, after a short illness. Alan is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Shirley; beloved daughter, Heather, BEd’80 (Alistair); loving grandchildren, Anna and Thomas, who were so special to him; sister, Barbara (Chuck); and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and two siblings, Ross and Merle. Alan served in the RCAF during WWII. When he returned from service he attended UBC in the sciences department, earning a BA in math. He delighted in telling his family that there was no Bachelor of Science degree when he graduated.

During his long career he taught in Squamish, Coquitlam, Richmond, and in Vancouver at Gladstone, David Thompson, and Kitsilano secondary schools, teaching senior math. In 1984 Alan retired and for the next 17 years he and Shirley spent the winters in San Diego, where they made lasting friendships and where Alan could lawn bowl every day in the sun.

He had many hobbies at which he excelled: lapidary work, silversmithing, stained glass, winemaking and carpentry work. Alan was a wonderful, kind and generous husband, father and grandfather and will be sorely missed by his loving family.

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