Allan Edmond

Obituary of Allan L Edmond


Surrounded by his loved ones, Allan (Al) Leonard Edmond, age 63, passed peacefully after a long battle with cancer on Tuesday, May 30, 2023.

As the loving husband of Gayle (nee Guest) of Kitchener, he shared many wonderful years of adventures with her and stepchildren Robert and Michaela.

He will be missed by his mother Chris Edmond (Burlington), siblings, Janet (Richard) Tam from Milton and Marnie (Darryl) from Vancouver. 

Mother-in-law Carolyn Guest of Rodney will miss their long humorous conversations and his invaluable help around the house and farm.

He was the fun uncle to many nieces and nephews, and the very helpful brother-in-law to Glenn (Kim) Guest of Strathroy, Vaughn (Laurie) Guest of Rodney,  Emily (Troi) Whalen of Calgary and fondly remembered by  family in Scotland.

Al was predeceased by his father Allan Robert Edmond from Burlington and his father-in-law, Eric Guest from Rodney.

Born in Toronto, he finished high school in Bramalea, and started his own pizza shop.  After a few years of slinging pies, his father brought him into the industrial gases and engineering industry, where he worked for over 40 years.

In his spare time, Al loved getting out on his Harley and took several bike trips with his buddies across Canada and USA.  He also loved Mopar, muscle cars, classic rock music and his guitars as well as playing hockey, and enjoyed watching all sports.   

Al enjoyed spending time on the east coast and fishing trips in Newfoundland with friends.

After meeting Gayle, she introduced him to the country life, where he found his new pastime of cutting grass on “the fifty”.   He had a special place in his heart for all animals, big and small, but especially his beloved dogs Thor and Timber.

Al and Gayle traveled many places throughout the Caribbean, UK, Scotland, Italy and Central America.

Al was very proud of his Scottish heritage and was known to distribute Scottish goodies amongst his family to try and convince them that they were delicious.  

We will miss his quick wit, one liners and great stories he told as well as the family dinners he insisted on cooking.  Although we lost him too soon, we know that he was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all that knew him.

Following Al’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, family and friends may donate to their local SPCA or the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada.

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