It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Allan Aboud, age 70, on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at the An Cala Palliative Care unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born on May 1, 1947, in Sydney, Allan was the son of late Moses and Mary Aboud.
Allan is survived by his sisters, Sister Helen Aboud C.N.D., Theresa McKay, Beaverlodge, AB, Rosemary Wheatley, Halifax; granddaughter, Brittany; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Allan was predeceased by his siblings, Charlie, Josephine, Annie, Marina, Michael, Joseph, Josephine and his companion, Mary Boudreau.
Allan was a man of great integrity and honesty which he portrayed throughout his life. He always had time for family and friends. In his early years Allan enjoyed playing baseball, bowling and loved a good snooker game at the local pool halls.
He also enjoyed drag racing and rebuilding cars with his good friend, Chickie Halloran. Allan could often be seen patrolling the boardwalk and downtown Charlotte Street with his faithful dog, Maggie. Allan had a natural ability to finish any task he put his mind to… patience he had!
Allan’s work ethic began early at the age of seven when he could be found doing odd jobs around the neighbourhood. Later he worked for Mason’s Wholesale and Mercer Fuels and eventually started his own company, Abba Dabba Fuels as a distributor for Ultramar.
During his brief illness, Allan was supported by family, friends and neighbours. A special thanks to his nephews Donnie and Greg Robertson for their commitment and dedication given to their friend and uncle, Allan.
Visitation for the late Allan Aboud will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017 at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 10 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. A reception following the Mass will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations in memory of Allan may be made to the An Cala Palliative Care unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney or Loaves and Fishes.
The family gives a big thank you to all the doctors and nurses in the palliative care unit and the VON for the care given to Allan during his time of need.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
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My deepest condolences to Allan's family. Anyone who has ever met Allan, had a friend for life.
From: Kathy(Long)Mac Donald
Sorry to hear of Allan's passing. He has gone through a tough time. Allan always had a smile for you & was interested in how you were getting along. Rest in peace Allan.
From: Connie Morrison
For Jenny and Dan and family and Betty Aboud From your friends in the Valley, our most sincere condolences and God Bless
From: Joan and Adrian MacNeil
To Allan's Family: my sincere sympathy to you all. May all your past memories through the years help you through the difficult days ahead. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. Special love to Greg, Arlene and Liam. Love Debbie (Saulnier) from Kingston ON. RIP Allan.
From: Debbie Saulnier
I have fond childhood memories of my uncle Allan. He was a kind man with a bright smile. May he rest in peace. My thoughts are with my extended family. In sympathy, Jenny
From: Jenny MacLean
Curt, Carolyn and Stephen send our condolences to Allan's family. He will be much missed and will be remembered as a very hard-working and generous man. Curt regrets that he will miss his good friend's service as he is out of the province and can't attend.
From: Whalen Family
I have such fond memories of Uncle Allan. He was a great man with a smile that could light up a room. He will be dearly missed. My thoughts are will my extended family at this difficult time.
Love to you all,
From:Tara and Barry
From: Wayne and Jean Martin
When I think of my great uncle Allan I remember a very handsome funny man who always gave me a great big hug when visiting. He always smelled so good with a nice cologne and a fresh stick of gum! He made me laugh and told great stories and I always enjoyed seeing him. You will be missed Uncle Allan by myself and your entire family. May God Bless you and may you rest in peace and join your other family. To my father and Linda and all my aunts, uncles and cousins my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know how much Allan meant to each and every one of you. Xoxo
From: Dawn Marie Robertson
Uncle Allan was a fun loving, positive spirited gentle soul of a man. Being in his presence meant laughter and fun. Even though he lived on the other side of Canada it was as though he was with us, in thoughts/visits/calls. Our family was blessed to have such a bright light, Al and Teryl xo
Words cannot express how much Uncle Allan will be missed and by so many. you could tell the type of man he was, by the people he surrounded himself with. He was loving, kind, generous, thoughtful and completely genuine, there was no one like him. Even though there were many miles between us, him on the East Coast and us on the West Coast, he kept in touch with all of us, always keeping up with what was happening in my kids and eventually my grand-kids lives. The world has lost one of the good ones and is a little less without him. We will miss him more than he will ever know. Love Valerie, Curt, Jade, Darren, Connor, Lauren, Kaila, and Tanner xoxoxo
From: Valerie McKay