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Allan Husbands

Date of Death: February 8, 2021

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It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of our beloved Allan Husbands, a
devoted husband, father, brother, and poopa. After a long, hard-fought battle with heart and
kidney disease, Allan left us on February 8th, 2021. Allan was born in Birmingham, England
to Alec and Irene Husbands. Allan served in the British military as a Sargeant for many
years. Whilst in the forces, Allan travelled to numerous places. He served in North Africa,
Greece, Bahrain in the Persian Gulf, Belgium, Germany as well as a place that would hold a
special place in his heart, Belize. This is where he would meet his lovely Ruth in 1964. Allan
and Ruth married shortly after in 1965. After having their children, Peter and Debbie, Ruth
and Allan picked up their lives and moved to Canada in October of 1974, in order to be
closer to family. They first resided in Nanaimo, then Parksville, then Victoria, and eventually
found a forever home in Duncan. Allan, for the second time, became a Sargeant for the
Commissionaires of Duncan where he met many of his friends. He would often go fishing
with one of his closest friends, Ray Jones. Allan leaves behind many loved ones including his
wife Ruth Husbands, son Peter Husbands, daughter Debbie Vanderstap (Bryan), sister
Ann Evans in England (predeceased by Ron), late brother Chris Husbands in England
(Jennifer), brother-in-law’s John Burn (predeceased by Errolyn) and Patrick Burn
(Elsie), sister-in-law’s Jenny Keep (Harold) and Jean Yates, grandchildren Anthony
Vanderstap, Courtney Vanderstap, Laquisa Farkas-Husbands, and Ben Farkas-Husbands,
as well as many loving nieces and nephews here and abroad. A special thank you to Dr.
Gilbert, Dr. Horgan, and all of the nurses at the Duncan and Royal Jubilee dialysis facilities.
Allan is deeply loved and will be missed by many. Due to the current circumstances, there
will be a service held for immediate family on February 16th, 2021 at 1pm. The service
will be streamed on H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre’s website. Donations can be
made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada in Allan’s memory.

I am sending
a dove to heaven
with a parcel on its wings
be careful when you open it
Its full of beautiful things
Inside are a million kisses
wrapped up in a million hugs
To say how much I miss you
and to send you all my love.
I hold you close within my heart
and there you will remain
To walk with me
throughout my life
Until we meet again.

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