Allan James Culligan
With heavy hearts the family announces the death of Their Dad/Papa Allan (Allie) James Culligan of Belledune which occurred at Chaleur Regional Hospital in Bathurst on January 11, 2020, at the age of 83. He fought a long hard courageous battle for many many years and was surrounded by his family as his battle came to end.
Born in Belledune, he was the son of Alvin and Cassie (Devereaux) Culligan.
Allan is survived by his sons Darrell of Jacquet River, Joey of Quispamsis, Michael (Esther of Toronto) , Keith of Jacquet River, by his daughters Arlene Vogler (Steve) of Halifax, Leigh Culligan-Messer of Fredericton, his 14 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren, as well as his brother Vaughn (Rose Marie), sisters Colleen, and Corinne. He gained another family and was cared and loved by his friend Jeanette, her daughter Lise and grandsons Eric and Patrick, along with the rest of there family.
Allan is pre deceased by his wife Rose Marie (Landry) , his grandson Jonathan, brothers Roe, Arthur and sister Margie.
Allan enjoyed his years driving his big trucks for the Dept of Transportation ( he liked to be king Of the road), maintaining the local fire station, driving the oil truck for Carmichael Fuels, working at the fertilizer, running their local canteen and pool hall and driving his own small trucks, one he named “Sanford and Son”
Allan was a member of the local Legion Branch 77, a councillor for the village of Jacquet River for many years, looked forward to going to the dusty sneakers, enjoyed helping out locals and family with extra jobs, drives and always ready for a chat. Loved to tell stories and did it right up until the end.
“Dad fought a hard fight and taught us over the years not to give up, fight as hard as you can and that the love of a family is most important. One more time, “love you Dad”. You will be missed by many. “
His funeral will be held at Saint John the Evangelist Church, Belledune on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 4 PM with visitation at Belledune Church on Tuesday afternoon from 2-4 and 6-8 in the evening.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of MacMillan’s Funeral Home in Black Point.
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