On March 10th, 2016 Alan Witherspoon passed away peacefully with family at his side. He was born to John and Winifred Witherspoon on

November 25th, 1926 in Outremont, Quebec.

As a geological engineer Alan spent many years

surveying mountain ranges in British Columbia

including the Columbia Valley. His love for the

valley became more permanent when in 1967 he built a

cabin in Windermere. This became the family’s

summer retreat.

During his successful career he and his family were transferred to England then to Colorado. Alan’s last move was to Germany where in 1991 he retired and looked forward to settling in the Windermere Valley.

Our father had many passions, among those he was a very talented artist, an exceptional woodworker and an avid cyclist.

Alan is survived by his daughters, Deb Witherspoon, Jill (Steve) Fair, son Jim Witherspoon, his grandchildren, Kyla, Scott (Aly) Fair, Brittany Witherspoon and will remembered by Arlene Witherspoon.

The family would like to acknowledge the doctors, nurses and care aids for their thoughtfulness and

professionalism. At Alan’s request there will be no


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