Obituary of Alan Thornton
It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Alan "A.C.E" Thornton on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at the St. Catharines General Hospital at the age of 72. Alan leaves behind his wife and friend Linda, his daughter Tiffany Barkshire (Scott Avery), his grandchildren Isabel, Michael and Bryce, his sisters Bev Allison (Bob), Shelley Coulombe and Lynn Climenhage (Howie), who was like a sister, his nieces Christal Stevens (Michael) and Tracey Allison and nephews Andrew Coulombe (Stacy) and Nicholas Coulombe, as well as other nieces, nephews and cousins. Alan was welcomed home by his parents Robert Charles "Charlie" Thornton and Reta Lorena Thornton (née Schaubel) and by his brother Bob (Ellen).
Alan was hard working with a great work ethic. He spent a lot of time trying to provide for his family. When he wasn't working he enjoyed bowling and was part of many leagues in the Niagara Region. He was an amazing procrastinator, except when it came to fishing! A.C.E and his family spent many summer vacations at SunnyMead Cottages near Rice Lake and that is where you could find Alan, on the lake! Alan really enjoyed working as a delivery driver for NAPA Auto Parts, and he couldn't wait to get better so he could go back.
His sense of humor and joking ways will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the Greater Niagara General Hospital and NHS- St. Catharines Site and the dialysis nurses at both locations for their care and compassion during this difficult time.
In keeping with Alan's wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905 354 2133) A private family interment will take place at a later date. If desired, donations may be made to The Kidney Foundation or to The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences can be shared on Alan's tribute page found at EssentialsNiagara.com
There are no upcoming public services scheduled or the service has occurred in the past.
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