Alan Cools-Lartigue

Alan Joseph Cools-Lartigue

Sunday, September 6th, 1931 - Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
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Passed peacefully surrounded by family at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the age of 88. Predeceased by his loving and devoted wife Shirley Ann (nee Robertson) (2013). Proud father of Rob Cools-Lartigue (Patricia) of Hamilton, late Pamela Ann Dorion (2016) (Dan) of Mississauga, Thomas Cools-Lartigue (Judy) of Hamilton and Neil Cools-Lartigue (Wendy) of Burlington. Cherished grandfather of James Cools-Lartigue, Wayne Cools-Lartigue, Calan Dorion (Michelle), Robie Dorion (Kailey), T.J. Cools-Lartigue, Cody Cools-Lartigue, Robbie Klassen (Samantha Visser), Kerri Klassen, Jaime Cools-Lartigue and Brock Cools-Lartigue. Great-grandfather of Bryce, Chase, Ethan and Cole. Predeceased by siblings Desmond Cools-Lartigue (late Eleanor) of Montreal and Barbara Farrell (late Tom) of Burlington. Alan will also be sadly missed by niece Colleen Farrell, nephew Patrick Farrell and his children Shane and Isabelle, as well as other extended family and numerous friends. A special thank-you to the doctors, nurses and staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital and The Court at Rushdale for their kindness and compassion and the excellent care provided. Visitation at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of QEW), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333), on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 4-7pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home’s Chapel on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 10:00am. Reception to immediately follow. Private cremation and interment to follow at a later date. If desired and in lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations in memory of Alan to The Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 8th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, November 8th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Smith's Funeral Home - Guelph Line
    1167 Guelph Line
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 10:00am
    Smith's Funeral Home - Guelph Line
    1167 Guelph Line
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  • Reception

    Smith's Funeral Home - Guelph Line
    1167 Guelph Line
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Louise Brereton

Posted at 08:27pm
Alan, you were a very special person that always brought laughter to both myself and Ross. Your sense of humour and style was unprecedented. No doubt that was from our Montreal background. You are sorely missed. Hats off to you, Alan.

J Jeffrey Cools-Lartigue

Posted at 12:07pm
Alan was one of my favorite people on this Planet, and not because he was my Uncle. He was a sincere person with a flair for laughter, and life. Don’t forget his Hats. As a Very young Man I looked forward to Brunch right after mass on Sunday’s because Alan was there. I wish I could be there to pay my respects, but I’m there in spirit. Love you old Man. May you rest in peace. Say Hello to your wife, Pam, my Dad, your sister, and my Grandparents for me please.

Sue Morrish

Posted at 08:52pm
I have so many amazing memories of spending time with all of you! “Uncle Al” was always smiling and playing his guitar or the piano! My parents spent many fun evenings making music and singing in our basement back in the day! He was such a special friend to my parents...

My dad sent you an email...but the only address he could access was you dads...I hope you can open it...he was his oldest and best friend....

I have a picture in my mind of your dad playing the piano for Shirley and my mom up in heaven.....

Sue Morrish Posted at 08:52pm

aka Sue Merrick


Posted at 10:18am
My heart aches, what sad news. What a spirit heaven has gained! Simply no one is like our Alan. My sincere and heart felt sympathies to one and all. Sending love, prayers and hugs.

Roy Conway

Posted at 11:02pm
It is with great sadness to learn of Al's passing. Deepest sympathies for Rob and his family as well as Tom, Niel and their families at this mournful time. May, God give you the peace that you seek, my prayers ease the pain of your loss and the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.
Roy Conway

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