EDWARD ALAN (AL) BIGGAR
1962 - 2022
Peacefully and lovingly remembered by his family, Alan passed away on July 3, 2022 after a long struggle with MS. Until the end, he was compassionately cared for by the dedicated team at Holy Family in Winnipeg who comforted him on his final journey home.
Alan was born in Morden, Manitoba on April 3, 1962, the youngest child and only son of his beloved parents, Ed and Doreen (McElroy) Biggar of Morden who predeceased him in 2009.
More than anything, Alan was endlessly proud of his three children who survive him: sons Brendan (granddaughter, Gennaya) and Curtis (grandson, Rhys) all of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and; daughter Shealyn of Dallas, Texas along with their Mother, Karen Biggar.
He also leaves behind his sisters: Deborah (Brian) McFerran of Sarasota, Florida; Karene (Raymond) Chan of Airdrie, Alberta, and; Kathy Mitchell of Winnipeg, Manitoba as well as nephews, nieces, and many cousins.
Alan was an active father who was involved in the many activities of his children including hockey and baseball with Brendan and Curtis and gymnastics and aerial dance with Shealyn. Their achievements were many and he spoke endlessly of them all.
Alan was also an active businessperson and entrepreneur in the recreational travel and movie industries in Manitoba where his big smile and joking personality attracted endless customers and grew some of the most interesting friendships.
In his private time, Alan loved the water and enjoyed fishing with his friends up north, casting lines from rocks along the shore. He was a great cook and served up many delicious shore lunches.
He also loved Lundar Beach where he was famous for his prime rib, which was the treat of most summers and enjoyed by all.
Alan’s heath started to decline in 2009 when he was diagnosed with MS. Its progressive nature robbed him of so much including his ability to live on his own. Special thanks to his sister, Kathy, and his friend, Reg Giesbrecht, for their patience and determination in helping Alan along this journey to ensure he received the enhanced care he deserved.
The staff at Holy Family Home were the angels Alan needed and we thank them each and all.
May God watch over Alan as he leaves behind the challenges of earth to the freedom of heaven. You are home now and at peace.
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