Logan, Alan William

Logan, Alan William passed away suddenly on March 19, 2022 in Souris at the age of 54.  While taken from us far too soon, he nevertheless made a huge impact on this Earth with his infectious good nature and kindness to everyone he met. Alan is survived by his partner Deanna Way, mother Viola Logan, son Kyle (Pacience), daughter Alicia, brother Clark (Shari), nephews Brett and Tyler, Uncle Carl and Aunt Rose, and many cousins. He was predeceased by his father Gordon Logan, Uncles Cecil and Lloyd Logan, and Uncle Albert and Aunt Fay Long.

Alan grew up on a farm in the Griswold/Terence area, north of Souris in his early years and then moved to Souris with his parents Viola, Gordon, and brother Clark.  He attended Souris School and graduated in 1986.   A highlight during Alan’s high school days was football, as #67 offensive center for the Souris Sabres to which the team receive 1st place in 1983 and brought home the R.M.F.L. Provincial A Championship in 1984.

Upon graduation Alan worked for a few years as a security guard with Tasko Security and attended ACC to complete his Correctional Officer training, February 1987.   He became employed at the Brandon Correctional Institute in 1989 and spent the next 31 years within the BCI establishment.  Alan retired February 14, 2020.

Alan was a proud, dedicated and loving father to Kyle and Alicia.   He was a role model and coach for many of their activities and interest.   His own interests over the years involved baseball, fishing, hunting, camping and music.  He introduced Kyle and Alicia to music at a young age and relished taking them to concerts. His love of music and connection to the Minnedosa community led him become involved with Rockin’ the Fields of Minnedosa.  He was active as a volunteer and since 2019 was in the elected role of president.  His dedication, passion and vision for the festival were admirable qualities. He was looking forward to live concerts again in 2022 and was very involved in the planning for this year’s event.   He was most excited about the chance to ‘people again’ and just to reconnect with his RFM family and community.

Alan was always interested in the family history and artifacts. This led to a hobby centered on antiquing. He was always ‘picking’ and took great pleasure in finding just the right item at an auction or a place he was invited to look through.  He collected and sold items for many years, and as a result he became very well known in the antiquing community.   It was through this hobby he met his partner Deanna in 2018.   Alan returned to Souris, where he and Deanna lived, owned and operated a retail space of their ‘pickings’ and made a home together.  He enjoyed participating in various community organizations and became a member of the Souris Hillcrest Museum.  Alan was so happy he was able to do what he loved as a hobby in his retirement with a person he loved, in a town he loved.  A celebration of Alan’s life was held on April 11, 2022 at the Souris & Glenwood Community Hall with a private interment in the Souris-Glenwood Cemetery.

Alan’s love, compassion and soft spot for animals is another notable quality.  If he wasn’t donating to support furry friends, he was feeding neighbourhood cats, building shelters and being a loving and doting pet dad.  In lieu of flowers, in memory of Alan donations can be made to the Souris Dog Park c/o Municipality of Souris-Glenwood Box 518 Souris MB R0K 2C0 or to the Brandon Humane Society 2200-17 Street East Brandon, MB R7A 7M6.


51 thoughts on “Logan, Alan William”

  1. Deanna,
    I am so sorry to hear about Al’s sudden passing. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you during this time of sorrow.

  2. We were just texting a couple of weeks ago…. I was making fun of his sarcastic comments and he, as usual, was giving me a hard time. His wit and sarcasm were so incredibly entertaining. He had offered to help with a family photo project I had been working on, so we were exchanging jokes about some of the silly family photos we have taken over the years. We are still in shock and just incredibly sad. Love to all.

  3. I am truly saddened to hear of Als Death. Sincere condolences to his family.

  4. I worked with Al for more than 20 years – he was a force to be reckoned with and it is difficult to believe that this force has departed. My condolences to all who are feeling this loss.

  5. Al has been a member of our family for over 30 years. He was a husband, dad, son-in-law, brother, uncle & most of all, he was a friend. Sheree, Kyle (Pay) & Alicia, my heart aches for you. Vi, Deanna, Clark & Families, my thoughts & prayers are with you in this very difficult time.

  6. Sincerest Sympathy to the Logan Family and Deanna.
    Always enjoyed “ Antique Visits”. Al was truly a genuine individual and “yes” had a great sense of humor.
    Our Sincerest Sympathy
    The Green Family

  7. RIP my friend. I can’t believe what I heard today! I will miss you, we have been friends and co-workers since 1987, working at Tasko Security together and then BCI/BCC for over 30 years. So many memories and great times. I am so sorry your well deserved retirement was cut so short. Be at peace and may our paths cross again one day!

  8. My heart absolutely aches for u Deanna and the rest of Al’s family! He will truly be missed by all that knew this great guy !

  9. Al I just don’t know what to say. Mark and I are shocked beyond belief that you have been taken away from your friends and family so suddenly and at such a young age. Our family camping trips, watching the sky for satellites and planes, the whole duck debacle, gopher trapping in Rivers, Countryfest, oh so many more memories.
    Our deepest sympathies to Deanna, Vi, Kyle, Pacience, Alicia, Sheree, Clark, Shari and boys and families.
    We are lucky for he made such an impact on our lives that we are devastated by his loss.

  10. My sincere sympathy is extended to all of Al’s loved ones. The world has lost a quick witted, kind soul. He will be missed by all who knew him. Rest In Peace Al.

  11. Condolences to all who loved Al. We had so many good times and lots of laughs with him when we lived in Brandon. Just so hard. There are no words to heal broken hearts. We are so privileged to have known him and will always remember Al with love.
    Eric and Carla Dunton

  12. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Logan Family. It is a sad day when we lose one too young My thoughts are with the family .Evelyn Skinner

  13. Condolences to Al’s loved ones & family. Al was one of the good guys, both inside & outside of the workplace.
    Al will be sadly missed.

  14. DeeAnna- there are no words when your heart is broken. Al was your world. Both of your smiles when you were together proved that. Please know that we are keeping you close in our thoughts, and when you look up into the stars, someone is smiling back at you filling your heart with love.

  15. Our thoughts of sympathy goes out to the Logan Family. And to you Deanna if there is anything we can do for you during this difficult time just call.

  16. My heart hurts for you Deanna and Logan family and friends.
    He will be sorely missed. Deepest condolences.

  17. Dear Deanna, our deepest sympathies on the sudden loss of your sweetheart Al. Our thoughts and prayers go with you.

  18. Deanna, I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine the pain that you are going through and I send my condolences to you, his loved ones, and friends. Be strong, my friend.

  19. We are so sorry for your loss. Al will be missed and we will miss talking to him about all our “treasures”. Our hearts go out to you in deepest sympathy, Ruth and Garry

  20. On behalf of the Westman Oldtimers Ball League we would like to offer our Deepest Condolences to all of Al’s family and friends. He was a Great person on and off the ball diamond. Rest In Peace Al.

  21. Al , Our paths crossed at the baseball diamonds you were a fierce competitor to play against and a great team mate to play with at the end with Brandon Hills you always had a story to tell, At the bonfire after the game having a beer and a hot dog or two. You will always be remembered by those who called you a friend
    RIP Buddy

  22. Our sincere sympathy to you Deanna and the Logan family. Sharing your stories will keep Al in your hearts forever.
    Chris & Glenda McConnell

  23. My sympathy to you Deanna and the family! It’s never easy losing someone so suddenly, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  24. Al, I can’t believe our visit to the shop that Friday would be the last time we saw you. I will always remember fondly our chitchats and laughs while I browsed for more dishes I didn’t really need. Our heart goes out to Deanna and all your friends and family. You will be so very missed.

  25. My condolences to all who will miss Al. I learned a lot from you while we worked at BCI/BCC together. Thanks for everything Al.
    Till next time

  26. That was a sad surprise. A great friend to my son, Barry, who misses him already. I had the pleasure of fishing with him a couple of times, always entertaining. Deepest sympathy to Vi and Deanna, just when everything was was going so well. Dom French

  27. Condolences to Deanna and the all the Logan family. Gone much too soon but many memories remain. Always enjoyed chatting with Al at the shop.

  28. Very sorry for the sudden loss. Al and I shared many years working together along with time around the ball field
    Miss you my friend.

  29. It was an honour and privilege to have known and worked with Al at BCC.
    My sincere condolences to his family.

  30. Rest In Peace my friend you will be missed.It was a pleasure knowing you and an honour to work along side with you.

  31. So sorry to hear of Al’s passing. Thoughts are with his loved ones at this difficult time.
    RIP “Lo”. I will forever hear your voice calling “Mo” from the core.

  32. I am still in shock with the news, I just can’t believe that you are gone Mr. Logan. Mr. Logan was my Supervisor, great boss, good friend. I will miss you. Corrections Family have lost a great member of the family. My deepest sympathy to the family.

  33. Vi and families Sorry
    To hear of the passing of your son
    My deepest sympathies

  34. Sorry to hear of Al’s sudden passing. I had the pleasure of working with Al for 29 years of his career.
    My deepest condolences to the family.

  35. Your passing AL is truly a shock. I pray that wonderful memories will fill your families minds in time. Condolences to your family. We will all miss you especially your laugh.

  36. I worked with Al for over 20 years. He was a professional but liked to make light of things. It made working in a negative environment much more pleasant. You have left us way to early in life. To your family, friends and co-workers my condolences. RIP my friend.

  37. My sincere condolences to all who loved our buddy Al. I knew of this fun filled fella from playing competitive softball, as a team mate. Always quick with a wise ass remark, Al was a pleasure to have on the bench. “Suddenly, all our troubles seem so far away”
    It’s been my pleasure to know ya, Al.
    Your Friend, Lindsay

  38. Deepest sympathy Viola Logan and families. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  39. Deanna
    So sorry for your loss, my sincere sympathy , thinking of you during these difficult times

  40. Our hearts go out to Deanna and the entire family. Working with Al at Rockin the Fields of Minnedosa has been a pleasure that words cannot easily convey. You made a huge difference Al, and will be deeply missed.

  41. Deanna, Vi and the rest of the Logan family, please accept our most heart felt condolences on the loss of Al, gone way too soon. Keith, Denise & Jessie Paul & family

  42. Vi, Clark and Shari my thoughts are with you and Alan’s family. It was fun having him as a neighbour growing up. I will always remember how thoughtful he was. Sorry I couldn’t make it to the service today as I’ve had a COVID exposure. Virtual hugs to you all.

  43. Vi, Clark and Shari and Alan’s family and friends – Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Alan. He was always ready with a smile and chat. Hugs and prayers to you all. Marg & Wally Kachanoski

  44. I just heard and my heart is very heavy truly a loss for all who had time with Al… I wish my deepest condolances to his family he is missed.

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