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LETTERS: Nunavut April 22, 2014 - 3:49 pm

In memory of Alan McRae

Alan McRae: Feb. 12, 1956 — Feb. 16, 2014

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Alan McRae passed away suddenly on Feb. 16, 2014. He is survived by his wife Napatchie, children Patrick, Kerri and Ningiurapik, grandchildren Alexander, Riley, Arthur, Jennifer, Robin, Maya, Caitlin, Isla, Loïc, Ariel and Cameron, and his older brothers Gordon and Ian.

Alan was an incredibly generous man and lived for his family —especially for his grandchildren, the “wee bairns.”

He always would put the needs of his family before his. Often he would interrupt whatever he was doing — reading a book, working, taking a well-deserved nap — just to help out a family member.

He was loyal, protective and so proud of his family and work. We miss him — his clever puns, his quick laugh and unfailing generosity.

We would like to thank the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 168, for organizing a beautiful service. Heartfelt thanks to John Graham and Chris Groves for your support and for speaking at the service. Your words meant so much.

We are also grateful to Donald Mearns, who was able to fly in and play the bagpipes at the service. It was beautiful and Alan would have loved it.

We would also like to thank Doreen Follet, Jason Devries, Doug Claridge, Carlos Foyan, Walter Moynan, and the rest of the staff at the Royal Canadian Legion for their support and for organizing the wake.

Thank you to Johanna Benning for the collage and to the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, Squadron 795, for providing the space for the wake. Also, thank you to the Anglican Church, Methuselah Kunuk and Jonas Alooloo for a wonderful service.

A big thank you to Navarana Beveridge, Marie Michael, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. for helping get family members to Iqaluit for the service. Another thank you to everyone for their condolences and support — particularly Chantal Ficquet, Myriam Nelson and her partner Ken.

We are also grateful to all those who sent food, flowers and cards.

Napatchie McRae and Family
Iqaluit



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