LOGIE, Alan William
Alan Logie, born on December 9, 1966, passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Joseph Brant Hospital, after a short battle with a viral lung infection. He was 55 years young.
Husband of Lisa (nee Henri). Father to Kayla (Brian) De Francesco, Gregory (Kayla) Logie, and Sandra Logie. Grandfather to Noah and Bentley De Francesco. Son of Tom and the late Sandra Logie (1992). Brother of Wendy (Jim) Rosewell. Uncle to Joshua and Sydney Neill.
Anyone who has met Alan knows that he was a strong individual with a stubborn streak. Diagnosed with degenerative MS seven years ago, he was determined that the disease would not stop him from living a normal life. Until the week prior to his hospital admittance, Alan was still working full time. He was a fighter and never gave in to MS, never complaining of aches and pains, although they were at times likely unbearable.
In the late 1970’s, he and the family spent nearly six years living in the Middle East. Alan went to school in Saudi Arabia and Athens, Greece, where he spent a year at TASIS Hellenic High School. He wasn’t the boarding school type, so he returned to his family in Saudi, where he finished high school by correspondence from the Ontario Ministry of Education. He received his diploma from EC Drury High School in Milton.
Over the course of his life, Alan enjoyed many careers. In his early years, he had a penchant for cooking and worked as a cook at the 5th Wheel Truck Stop in Milton. He then worked as a technician in the family’s pump and electrical motor company for a couple of years.
Moving west, he became a part owner of a small furniture manufacturing company in Southern Manitoba, before moving to Calgary, where he was a Sous Chef at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel. Returning east in 1992, Alan became a long haul Expedite Van owner, hauling auto parts to GM plants across the US and Canada, from Quebec to Texas and anywhere in between. He had a trusted partner in Dodger, his black Cocker Spaniel, who rode shotgun with him on his journeys. His most cherished career was as a Millwright, where he had the opportunity to work on projects in Newfoundland, British Columbia, and Louisville, Kentucky, rebuilding Power Station Generators. Lastly, he last maintained the machinery at a Mississauga company’s plant, building electrical coils for generators.
Alan was rock solid when it came to his cherished family and friends. If someone needed help with any electrical or mechanical issues, or just needed someone to talk to, he was always there. Alan was a devoted Montreal Canadiens fan with a zest for life who never let anything stop him.
A Celebration of Life is to be held on Saturday June 11, 2022 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at J. Scott Early Funeral Home. Interment, Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the MS Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.earlyfuneralhome.com