Alan Robert Green 1939 — 2019

Alan Robert Green

November 3, 1939- March 10 2019

Alan passed away peacefully in Kamloops on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the age of 79.

He was born on November 3, 1939 in Vancouver BC. Alan retired from TRU (formerly Cariboo College) in 2006 where he was an Electronics Instructor since 1972. He received an Educator Emeritus in 2006. Many appreciative former students have kept in touch. Alan continued his connection with electronics students at Skills Canada until his stroke in 2015. With Skills, he travelled to every province and to Japan, Finland, England, Brazil and Germany. His other love was 3rd Kamloops Boy Scouts. He retired from that, again, at 75 years, when he had the stroke.

Alan is survived by his devoted wife of 23 years, Hazel, his two sons Joel (Heather) and Nathaniel (Amanda), and Joel’s children Dylan and Jacob. 23 years ago, his loving family grew to include three more children, Allan (Cherri), David (Leah) and Jenny. David‘s children are Ashley, Kaitlyn, Rylan and Alyjah. He was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Marjorie. Also, the death of his son Chad was heartbreaking.

The Celebration of Alan‘s life will take place at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 16, 2019 in the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Dr.. Flowers gratefully declined but should friends so choose, memorial donations may be made to Scouts Canada or the Kamloops Brain Injury Association through the B.C. Interior Community Foundation.


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11 Tributes

  1. Anita
    Posted March 13, 2019 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    Condolences to Hazel, Allan & Cherri, David & Leah, Jenny and all of the grandchildren. He will be greatly missed. Thinking of you all, sorry I won’t be able to come to service. Hugs❤️❤️❤️
    Anita & Rick

  2. Dan Erickson
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    Hazel and Family, I am so sorry for your loss.

    Thank you Al for being such a great instructor, mentor, and really good guy. I’ll miss your infectious laugh and energetic spirit.

  3. Greg Howard
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Condolences to the family. I had the opportunity to work with Alan from 2005 -2013, and truly enjoyed watching his passion for assisting students to be successful. His skill pack in Skills Canada was amazing and his contributions second to none. A gifted man who was a treat to be with.
    He will be missed by many but his life long contributions will be remembered for many years.
    Rest well my friend.

    • Gary Schwartz
      Posted August 11, 2019 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

      Hi Greg, I think I worked with your mom and dad at BC Tel in the 1970’s and maybe taught you with Alan at Cariboo College.
      I just learned of Alan’s death and am very sad. I think I last sw him about 10 years ago.

      Gary Schwartz, Kelowna

  4. Kevin Joyce
    Posted March 15, 2019 at 4:12 am | Permalink

    Dear Hazel and Family,

    Karen and I extend our condolences for your loss.

    Al was always my friend at work at TRU. Peter Poeschek taught me that. Al would help anyone at any time to battle through the mysteries of electronics. Or he would hold a door for you, or he would look you in the eye and ask sincerely, “How are you”. When Al looked at me to speak, I would always sense that he was searching for the right words to share with a genuine concern for my need.

    I have always been inspired by Al’s life of service to those around him. May we all have our eyes opened to the next need before us to find some fulfillemt in the example of giving that flowed so naturally out of Al.

  5. laurie jean fairbrother
    Posted March 16, 2019 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    Hazel and family, Harry and I sorry for your loss. We will miss your laugh and energetic spirit at the Christmas dinners for the Kamloops Brain Injury.
    laurie & harry fairbrother

  6. Bernadette
    Posted March 16, 2019 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    My heartfelt condolences to you Hazel. You, your family, and the world has lost a wonderful man.

  7. Sheryl D Bowie
    Posted March 16, 2019 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    Al’s patience and trust in me, his confidence in my abilities, helped me to accomplish more than I could ever have imagined. He will be influencing my life as long as I have one. I am so sorry for your loss, family Green. Al’s departure leaves a huge hole in all of us. Bon voyage, my friend.

  8. Linda and Shane
    Posted March 17, 2019 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Hazel; Our condolences to you and yours. Al was a terrific mentor and instructor for our son Daniel with Skills Canada and World. He (with you alongside) gave selflessly. We are thankful and appreciative to have known him and shared in a few of the adventures.

  9. Tom Haag
    Posted March 18, 2019 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    Dear Hazel and Family,
    It was a pleasure and honor to work alongside Al over the years at TRU. I truly appreciated Al’s calm and patient demeanor, his quiet sense of humor, and dedication to TRU and Skills Canada. Thank you for sharing Al with us all… he is lovingly remembered in our hearts. Wishing you much strength and comfort in the days ahead.

  10. Gary Schwartz
    Posted August 11, 2019 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    I am so very sad to hear of Alan’s death. He hired me back in 1977 to teach with him at then Cariboo College. I always loved his enthusiasm and dedication to his students. He launched me on my teaching career which lasted until I retired in 2012 from Okanagan College in Kelowna. I will always remember him and offer my sincerest condolences to his family.

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