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In Loving Memory of

Allan "Al" Majander


Obituary of Allan "Al" Majander

September 30, 1944- July 12, 2021

It is with heavy hearts and tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of Al Majander on Monday July 12th, 2021 at the age of 76 years. “Big Al” as many of you know him, was in the hospital for open heart surgery which went well but there were multiple complications that arose during the next 7 weeks while in hospital. To say that Al was competitive would be an understatement, he did not like to lose, and we know he fought until he had no more left to give.

Al was born in Welland Ontario but raised in Timmins. It is here where he met the love of his life, Lynne (née Dudleigh) at the young age of 15 years old and with whom he celebrated 55 years
of marriage. He was a wonderful Father to Greg (Joanne) and Kelly (Steve Blake). He was an amazing Grandfather to Tanner, Camryn and Andie Majander; Connor and Brooklyn Blake;
Sydney McCahon. A loving Uncle to Tim Sloan and Jennifer McCahon (Shaun). He was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Rose Majander and his sister Nancy Sloan.
Al was a fierce competitor in every aspect of his life. He excelled in his career, his athletic endeavors and as a human being. He was very passionate and dedicated to his family and friends as well as having a strong love for sports. Al played his Junior and College hockey in Northern Ontario and coached Midget AAA hockey in Ontario and Alberta for years. He was
fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel with teams internationally (Finland, Russia, Korea, Japan and USA). Al’s zest for life and enthusiasm was contagious, he made an
immediate impact one way or another on everyone he met. He had such a kind soul under his intimating demeanor, he would give his shirt off his back to a stranger and he loved everyone
unconditionally. Al will truly be missed by his family and friends. Our hearts ache so deeply but we feel so blessed and grateful to have so many wonderful memories and stories to share. In keeping with Allan's wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services. 

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Chris Burns
1 year ago

So sorry to hear Lynne.i still reminisce of him & I and the hockey we played together, the times we played together with the simards the Maki’s SADLY missed 😪😪😪

Kelly Blake
1 year ago

It’s been a year since your passing Dad and there isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t think of you, talk to you or share a story of you! You brought so much love, laughter and joy into our lives. We feel so blessed to have so many amazing and hilarious memories of you! You were one of a kind and you truly knew how to live life! You are forever in our thoughts and prayers! We miss you beyond words and love you forever! God Bless, Dad!
Love Kelly xoxo

Kelly Blake
2 years ago

It’s been one month today since your passing Dad! We love you and miss you immensely! You are forever in our hearts, thoughts and prayers! XOXO

Betty Bunney
2 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Betty Bunney

Frank Coyle
2 years ago

My sympathies to all of you. Oh the years of great friendship and wonderful memories. I remember the 6 of us that would go to the Northern College parties and spend nights studying for structural engineering classes. I thank you Al for your friendship and will always cherish that. Mimi and I always enjoyed our times together.

Jodie (Coyle) Cantarelli and family
2 years ago

We are so deeply sorry for your loss. We will always have such great memories growing up with “uncle Al” as an incredible joyous person who always welcomed us with open arms. He was such a positive influence in my life. We always felt special. I will forever hold those dear memories close to my heart. Our sincerest condolences to the family. ❤️

Luan Bell
2 years ago

So deeply sorry for the loss of Al..We send our deepest condolences.. To you and your family..You are in our thoughts and prayers..
Bob and Luan

Rubina Higgins
2 years ago

I have fond memories of visiting Al & Lynne’s home Yes Al made us feel welcome. Our families enjoyed great times together; working, fun evenings and great conversations around the table with amazing meals and fellowship.
My thoughts and prayers are with Lynne and her precious family ♥️♥️♥️
We will miss you Al Majander 💔

Chris and Sue Green
2 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss Al’s wonderful zest for life and competition. Our thoughts and pray are with you all. XX

Alan Tomlin
2 years ago

My sincere condolences to Lynne and Al’s family. I knew Al well as a classmate for several years at Central PS and TH&VS in Timmins in the 50’s and 60’s. He was a sweet guy, and always generous with his time for friends. We re-connected in the 1980’s when our daughters competed at provincial gymnastics finals. He will be missed. I have attached a picture of the 2 Als and Janet Estey from younger times about January, 1957 photo from Grade 8 science class that made the Timmins Press.

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Richard Wolynec
2 years ago

It is with great sorrow to lose a friend like Al,. we went to the same Public school where Al was always showing his athletic abilities. He was very popular in Timmins High school. We then met at Northern Institute.
We became very close when his family moved to Oakville/Toronto. I also met Al’s father when I worked at MacIntyre mine for the summer.

I had the honors of being the God Father to Kelly. This was a lovely man and a great family man. Love you and miss you Al.

Richard/Nell Wolynec
Vancouver bc

Wellington County Learning Centre
2 years ago

The Wellington County Learning Centre, Board of Directors send their deepest condolences to Lynne and her family. His time as a volunteer on our Board of Directors was not only special but memorable.
The Staff and Board at the Wellington County Learning Centre

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Elizabeth Debergh and Steve Dobie
2 years ago

Al was a great and wonderful human being. He was an awesome friend, volunteered for my Board of Directors at the Learning Centre in Arthur and was the best MC our fundraising event could ask for. I will never forget the laughter and fun Al brought to that event. I also learned from attending a campfire at Al’s house, that he was known as “one match Al”. Thanks to Connor, I was guided back a few steps. Al really was a great man and it was easy to see the love Al shared and had for his family. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Love Elizabeth Debergh and Steve Dobie,
Belwood, Ontario

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