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Allan Raymond Orr
April 23, 1940 ~ August 18, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
On Friday, August 18, 2023, Allan Raymond Orr, a man of exemplary trust in our Heavenly Father, passed away at the age of 83, following a courageous battle with cancer. Allan was born on the 23rd of April, 1940, in Macleod, Alberta, the third child of Sidney and Annie Laretta (Miller) Orr. He served a mission in Alabama for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. After studying Agricultural Mechanics at the Calgary Technical Institute, he met and then married Sharlene Louise Henrie on November 7, 1964, in the Cardston, Alberta temple. This was the best decision and greatest blessing of his life.
Together they raised 3 girls and 4 boys. They served in the temple for 20 years, and 5-1/2 years as missionaries in Brocket. Allan was a man of integrity. He lived a life of unfailing faithfulness to his wife, family, and to God. He was someone of courage, creativity, and talent. He taught us to work and play hard. He was silly, sarcastic, and good to the core. He was ingenious, optimistic, and persevering no matter what life threw at him. He pursued a variety of business opportunities including farming, cattle ranching, worm farming, land development, irrigation, stone manufacturing, and an RV park. Allan took great pride in his yard, garden, and trees, and found great joy in sharing these with family and friends.
Allan was preceded in death by his Father and Mother, and both Sister and Brother-in-Law Belva and Robert Patterson. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Sharlene of 58 years, his children; Janice (Brent) Taylor, James (Janelle) Orr, Karen (Boyd) Davies, Daina (Alan) Gottenbos, Benjamin (Kristi) Orr, Darnell (Ashley) Orr, Brennan (Hannah) Orr, his siblings; Audrey (Victor) Burton, Ruth (Richard) Cypher, Daniel (Dawne) Orr, and Monty (Ronalee) Orr, as well as 38 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and numerous extended family members and friends.
A Funeral Service was held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 26th, 2023, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Fort Macleod, Alberta.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Allan’s memory can be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, or the Missionary Fund Fort Macleod Ward.
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Saturday August 26, 2023 11:00 AM Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 643-20th St Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0
Alberta Cancer Foundation #300, 1620 29th Street NW, Calgary AB T2N 4L7 Tel: 1-403-521-3433 Web:http://albertacancer.ca
Missionary Fund Fort Macleod Ward P.O. Box 130, Fort Macleod AB T0L 0Z0