McKEOWN email@example.com_county.london.london_free_press 2010-08-17 published
also published Regina Leader Post
(ALLAN Joseph Arthur Joe GDANSKI)
Peacefully at Noon Friday Aug 13 2010 age 97 at Saint Joseph at Fleming Nursing Home Peterborough ON.
Son of John GDANSKI 1889-1958 and wife Mary FRYCZ 1896-1918. Stepson of Appolonia "Pauline" MAICHER 1902-1972.
Ancestors documented at www.ogs.on.ca/ogspi.
Born Candiac Sask May 2 1913. Family moved to Fillmore Sask 1926.
Eldest of twelve:
(2 Sophie) 1915-2004 (Bill CIASNOCHA 1915-1980,)
(3 Agnes) (1917- Mike LAWRYK 1913-1984,)
((4 Mary 1919-2002 Lawrence) LUDWIG 1917-2008,)
((5 Stanley 1921-1992 Mina) FIRTH 1925-1980,)
((6 Helen 1923- Ted) ENGEL 1922-1987,)
((7 Alan 1930-1973 Margaret) MALONEY -1987,)
((8 Rosella 1932 Dominic) ZYLA,)
((9 Victor 1934- Ivy) STANNERS,)
((10 Henry 1937- Dolores) VERTEFEULE,)
((11 Ronald 1939- Jacqueline) BEAUDOIN,)
((12 Adeline 1942-2008 Wayne) McKEOWN 1940-2003.)
Siblings 2, 3, 4, 8 raised families in Sask 5, 6, 7, 12 London ON 9 Oklahoma, 10 Woodstock ON, 11 Grimsby ON.
Married Dec 29 1941 at Regina to Grace Mary HAMBLY (daughter of William Henry HAMBLY 1857-1936 and second wife Christina BELL 1879-1970)
Tool and die maker at Canadian General Electric Peterborough 1942-1976,
director Saint Peter's Parish Credit Union 1960's 1970's,
catcher Seniors' Slow Pitch Baseball 1980's 1990's,
music volunteer Canadian General Electric Social and Athletic events,
music volunteer Seniors skating at Memorial Center and Evinrude,
Joe and Grace also active volunteers at Activity Haven Peterborough.
Predeceased Dec 28 2005 by son William Joseph "Billy" ALLAN (never married.)
Survived by wife Grace of Peterborough,
son John ALLAN (Lynda Ann Marie BARRETT of Sudbury,)
grandchildren Brian ALLAN (Lori BEDARD of Barrie, Karen) ALLAN (Mike BIGGAR of Toronto,) Joseph ALLAN (Natalie SASSEVILLE of Ottawa,) Gordon ALLAN of Ottawa,
great grandchildren Justin of Sudbury, Joshua of Barrie, James and Marissa of Smith's Falls.
Joe was always at his best when leading by quiet example and sharing his skills and experience to help and encourage others.
Fondly remembered by many machinists and toolmakers who apprenticed "under his wing".
Stephen Covey's principles fit Joe so well: "To live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy".
Special thanks from the entire Allan family to Joe's friendly and supportive caregivers at Saint Joseph at Fleming Nursing Home Peterborough.
Cremation. No visitation. No flowers please. Internment in Allan family plot at Saint Peter's Roman Catholic Cemetery Peterborough at a later date.
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