Obituary of Alan Wells Askey
ALAN WELLS ASKEY
AUGUST 6, 1927 – MAY 16, 2021
Alan was a backpacker, skier, river runner, bird hunter and student of the history of Great Plains and Rocky Mountain exploration and settlement. One of his most satisfying achievements was his key role in establishing the Height of the Rockies Provincial Park in 1995 after almost 20 years of grassroots campaigning for one of his favourite places on Earth.
Alan was predeceased by his brothers Derek, Michael and Peter, and (in 1949) his parents the Rev. Major William and Clare Hamilton Askey. Alan is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 45 years, Marite, his sons David (Jesseca) and Ethan (Liz), and his grand-daughter Claire.
A sincere, modest, and gentle giant of a man, Alan will be greatly missed by his family and friends. At Alan’s request a funeral service will not be held, but condolences may be left for the family at www.markmemorial.com. We’d like to thank Dr. Post and staff of the Associates Clinic, the Interior Health palliative care team, his bridge buddies, and all those who helped make his last weeks and months more comfortable.