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. https://fondationduchildren.com/en/fundraising/justin-lindsay-tribute-fund
The Lindsays greatly appreciate the compassionate care Alan received from Carole Trow and the medical team at the MUHC Emergency Department.