We, the family of Allan Sheppard, age 72, wish to announce the passing of our bother and uncle on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at the An Cala Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney on September 17, 1948, Allan was the son of the late William and Stella (Sigut) Sheppard.
Allan lived most of his life in Whitney Pier and was a member of Holy Redeemer Church. In his younger years, Allan played baseball in the Pier and he was an avid sports fan, but his passion was harness racing, and he was a horse owner for a number of years. Allan was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 128. He was a Pipefitter by trade and spent many years working across Canada with his good friend, Wayne Champion. Allan was a 50-year lifetime member of the United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 682. He was the longest serving member on the Executive Board of Local 682, served on various committees and proudly represented his union at conferences in Canada and the USA.
Besides his parents, Allan was predeceased by his son, Jason Sheppard.
Allan is survived by his sisters, Joan (Terry) Burns, Sydney, and Laine (Greg) Atchison, North Carolina; nieces and nephew, Jocelyn (Darryl) Brewer, Brian (Kate) Burns and Leigh (Will) Laudon; aunts, Lillian Sigut and Florence (George) Sigut; as well as many cousins.
The family would like to thank the VON, the CBRH Cancer Unit, An Cala Palliative Care Unit as well as Allan’s neighbours and friends for their kindness and support in Allan’s time of need.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial Service will be celebrated on Thursday, March 18, at 10 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Due to Covid restrictions a maximum of 100 people are permitted in the church and masks are mandatory. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Allan may be made to CBRH, An Cala Palliative Care Unit, VON, or charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Joan and family, sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. Albert and I send our sincere condolences.
From: Albert & Martina MacKinnon
Joan, Terry and family. So sorry for the loss of Allen. My condolences to all his family.
From: Bonnie MacNeil
I am so sorry to hear of Allan’s passing. Our deepest condolences and our prayers go out to all of his family.
From: Elroy and Mary Stewart
Goodbye dear old friend. The times we spent were so precious to me. You were a kind and caring person. I will miss you. I have not seen you in so many years but always asked about you and Gerald. r.i.p. you are in a better place now watch over us all xo
From: SHARON ROLLS
I am so sorry to hear of Alans passing Brenda and Leigh.
From: Deb Sheppard LeMoine
To Joan & family, so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this very difficult time. Donnie and Tish Miller
From: Donnie & Tish Miller
My deepest condolences Joan and family. In our younger years we travelled in the same circles, that being many moons ago. Always a charmer and fun person. My heart goes out to your family at this sad time. Hugs xo
From: Anita Webb
R. I. P. Allan
My thoughts and most sincere sympathies are extended to Alan’s family and friends. “A great guy, a great friend”.
RIP Brother Sheppard … My thoughts are with all who mourn your passing. Cheers to you my friend .
Joan, we want to express our deepest conditions to you and you entire family wrt Allan’s passing. From Linda, myself & the 3 girls we want to convey our sincere solace to you.
Our condolence to the Family we will miss our chats, in our Hearts, Thoughts and Prayers. Joe & Ann Savoy. “RIP our Friend”
RIP MY FRIEND
Joan, Terry and Family: I am truly sorry for your loss of your brother and I would like to offer you and your family my deepest and most sincere condolences . May you find comfort and light in the loving memories that you have made together over the days and weeks ahead. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
My condolences going out to the family of my good friend
It was an honour and a pleasure working with him!
And knowing him!
We had some fun memories on and off the job!
My deepest sympathy going out to the family .RIP
Joan and Family,
So sorry for the loss of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
My condolences to the Shepherd family on Alan’s passing.
So sorry to read of Al’s passing. I walked with him at Membertou track every day for a long time. A very friendly and kind man. My condolences to the family.
Joan and Terry, so sorry to hear of Allan’s passing! I have known Allan for over 60 years and always enjoyed our chats at the track or where ever we met up! He will be missed..RIP Allan!
Stewart and I were so sorry to learn of Allan’s passing. May he Rest In Peace