In Celebration of

Alan Crawford Lindsay

It is with immense love and sadness that we announce the sudden and peaceful passing of Alan on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, surrounded by his adoring family.

Alan was a wonderful and devoted husband to dear Joan, his accomplice on many adventures over 58 years; a loving and caring father to Derek (Sylvie), Andrew (Jodi) and Thea, and proud grandfather to Megan and Matthew.

He is survived by his sister Eleanor Jarrett, and in-laws and lifelong friends Althea and Brian Drummond and Jasmine Lindsay Forman.

Alan was born in Montreal, the youngest son of the late Dr. Lionel and Dorothy Lindsay. He is predeceased by his brothers Robin and Jeffrey, sisters Meg and Elspeth and his beloved grandson Justin.

Alan was a gentleman: loyal, modest and generous of spirit – the epitome of ‘still waters run deep’. His family was the centre of his life; he was our compass and our heartbeat. Alan was a man of few words and lived his life with high principles, character and integrity. He is fondly remembered for his wise counsel, charm, wit, mischievous smile and trademark blue eyes. Dad imparted his love of the outdoors, sports, travel and culture to us. He strongly encouraged multi-generational conversations at the dinner table and championed a balanced perspective on local and global events.

Golf was his life-long passion. Alan enjoyed a long and active association with the Royal Montreal Golf Club, serving as President [1981-82] and Club Archivist - Keeper of the Flame - for over 20 years. He was an original member of the Roger Bacon Golfing Society and with them, travelled extensively in North America and Europe, forming lasting friendships with fellow golfers here and abroad.

Alan had an entrepreneurial spirit, starting with Godber, Dinsmore, Lindsay Ltd. and later was President of E.W. Playford. It gave him great pleasure mentoring the many young people he met, sharing his knowledge, wisdom and values.

Family and friends are invited to join us at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex:
The Celebration of Alan’s Life is Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 4pm.
Visitation is Monday, September 10, 2018 from 4pm-7pm.
1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont, QC, H2V 2P9. (Access via Outremont Gate (514) 279-6540)

In lieu of flowers, the family would be honoured if donations were made to the‘Justin Lindsay Tribute Fund’ at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

The Lindsays greatly appreciate the compassionate care Alan received from Carole Trow and the medical team at the MUHC Emergency Department.


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Warren Blatt (FAMILY FAN)

Entered September 6, 2018 from Toronto

Dear Andrew & Family,

We are so sorry about your dad. What a gentle and warm presence in the family that will surely be missed- We are thinking of you and trust that all the loving memories you have together, will be of some comfort to you now.
Our deepest sympathies.
Love, Warren, Oli, and Georgia Blatt

Michael Bettman (Friend of Andrew)

Entered September 6, 2018 from Ottawa

My condolences to my dear friend Andrew and his family. I have enormous respect and admiration for Andrew and I know how devoted and loving he is towards family and friends. My hope is that he feels the same love and support during this difficult time. I am with you and I will see you soon.
Love Michael Bettman

Debbie Caplan 

Entered September 6, 2018

Dear Andrew and Family,
My deepest sympathy to all the Lindsay's on the passing your your dad. May you cherish all the wonderful memories you have from all the years together. Always hold them close to your heart.

Lesley Skinner Grant (Friend)

Entered September 6, 2018 from Winchester, England

I will always remember Alan as a kind, gentle, interested and interesting man who hated to ski at Tremblant when it was too cold! Not only will he be sorely missed by Joan, Derek, Andrew and Thea, but his loss will create a large gap in the Westmount and Tremblant communities and the lives of so many friends and extended family. With our deepest sympathy and our condolences, Lesley, Colin and Isabelle

John Denos (Friend)

Entered September 7, 2018 from Pacific Palisades

A beautiful man. He will be missed.