Passed away in Hamilton on January 29, 2023 in his 73rd year. Loving father to Robert Amos (Melanie) and Genevieve Gauvreau; caring grandfather to Cameron, Marisa, Luc, Elodie and Rowan and dearly remembered by Stacey. Al was known for his calmness, love of the outdoors, and ability to always find a back road. After a career of working heavy construction and building some of Ontario’s most notable buildings, he retired up north by the lake for his final decades. Al was a long-time coach of girls’ softball, and rarely missed a game of his offspring’s junior hockey. Al would always find the furthest parking spot at any destination, just to enjoy the walk and ensure a little more peace. We’re sure there’s a far spot waiting for you on your next adventure. Cremation has taken place, donations can be made, in memory, to Labrador Retriever Adoption Services.
Alan’s father Wallace was a cousin, I don’t recall how distant, of my mother Florence Worfolk (maiden name Goodwin). As children, my brothers David and Dan, sister Frances, and me (Carol) spent many Sundays and New Year’s Days at the farm in Elora. I even remember John and Jean Amos, Alan’s grandparents, who also lived in a separate part of the house. Alan was younger than my brother, who is now deceased, and a bit older than me. I also remember his brother Richard of course, and attending his funeral. I’m sure we were considered the “city” cousins, because we were not very used to life on the farm, although we were growing up in Stoney Creek. Visits to the barn to jump in the hay were very popular with my older brother, but I admit to being slightly afraid of the cows. I remember both boys as being very fun loving, but Alan was definitely the quieter of the brothers. Kind of sad that we didn’t keep in touch, but I am thinking of those carefree days today, and good to hear about Alan’s family.
So sorry to hear about Al’s passing. He taught our daughter how to play softball and gave her the skill to play for Canusa. She has now passed that love on to her daughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
George and Carol Sorbara
So sorry for your loss Mrs Amos, Gen and Rob. He was a good man and the best softball coach ever! Some of my best memories as a kid involved Mr. Amos and that softball team. My thoughts are with you guys during this difficult time.
Sorry to hear of Allan’s passing. My late husband and I were great friends of Alan’s parents Mary and Wally and enjoyed many fun times playing euchre and sharing a meal. I would love to hear from Stacey sometime soon and talk about old and new times!
Marleen and I extend our condolences to Stacey, Rob, Gen and families on Al’s passing. Al, aka ‘Moose’ and I spent a good bit of time together as classmates, farm neighbours, and friends in our later high school years. We experienced many adventures with the Amos’ blue Ford Econoline van as did a number of our friends. Life after that time took our closest circle of friends in many different directions, however we have been able to maintain a degree of relationship over the years. You will be missed, Al.