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Short, Allen Lewis

April 2, 1929 - February 11, 2023

Allen Short passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2023, embraced by the love of his family at the age of 93. He was a true family man to all who knew him. A loving husband, outstanding father, and a guide and mentor to his grandchildren, who called him Buppa. Allen was a kind-hearted man whose door was always open to friends or relatives for a meal or glass of wine. Alongside his wife Iris, Allen was a well-known businessman, owner, and operator of A.L. Short Trucking in Calgary. Allen and Iris built an incredible life for their family. Eventually they settled into the community of Woodside in Airdrie, where they spent beautiful days together on the golf course enjoying his favorite pastime. His greatest joy was having his family together. Allen is lovingly remembered by his wife of 70 years, Iris; daughter, Alanna (Rick) McRae; son, Lane (Dawn) Short; grandchildren, Jordan (Jennifer) Fletcher, Amy (Doug) Fletcher, Sarah (Braden) Grover, Aaron (Krista) Fletcher, Carly (Ryes) Short and Tawny Short; sister, Jean Isley; and many special nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Ruth Short; son-in-law, Grant Fletcher; and brother-in-law, Gerald Isley. Allen has 11 great grandchildren who captured his heart and completed his family. He was a pillar to our family and we are incredibly lucky to have had him in our lives for so many years. He leaves an emptiness in our hearts but what a legacy he leaves behind. We thank Dr. Kyne for many years of care. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Woodside Seniors Club, 411 Woodside Drive Airdrie, AB on Friday, February 24, 2023 at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of one’s choice. Messages of condolence for the family can be emailed to [email protected].


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