Allan Fred Shatford

Passed 07/28/2018

Obituary for Allan Fred Shatford

Allan Fred Shatford, 79 of Moser’s Island Glen Margaret, N.S.

It is with profound sadness that the family of Allan, most loved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, announce his death on Saturday, July 28th 2018 in the VG Hospital after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer.

Born in Glen Margaret; Allan was the beloved son of the late Fred and Hazel (Moser) Shatford.

Survived by his loving wife of 59 years Diane (Fralick) Shatford; children; Victoria (Scott) Conrad; Gregory (Roseanna) Shatford; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Besides his parents; he was pre deceased by his daughter Andrea K Redmond; father and mother in-law Lionel and Pearl Fralick and brother in-law Graham Fralick.

No visitation or service in accordance with Allan’s wishes.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date.

A special thanks to Dr. Lori Wood and Donna, Dr. Dempster, the Palliative Care Unit led by Devon Hennigar, nurses and staff on 6A and the paramedics.

For those wishing to give, donations may be made to the NFSNS Society, 26 Shadar Drive, Glen Margaret, NS B3Z ON4

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Great guy and a true leader. He was Business smart and an excellent mentor. He was always there to cover your back. The world needs more of Al Shatford's and he will be truly missed.
- Bill Ruane
I'll never forget, when I finally earned my first Sperry Salesmen Club, Al had earned his twenty-second consecutive Club - and I'll never forget how much he worked wonders for all of us to succeed. If you wanted to win, you did it like Al. Finally, I'll never forget how much he much he cheered me up while we both were both going through our early prostate cancer stages. Diane, I wish you my most heartfelt condolences - to you and to your family.
- Pierre Fortin
Our sincere condolences to the Shatford family on Al's passing. He was a leader and good friend in our Unisys Family for many years. He was an inspiration to me and a gentle giant in so many ways. Certain friendships last forever. Thank You, my Friend.
- Keith Amos
My condolences to the family and friends of Al Shatford. It was a pleasure working for him on the Nova Scotia Power Corporation project. He was an exceptional manager and person.
- Sarah James
Diane, so sorry to hear about Allan. He was a lovely man. I always enjoyed seeing him and you in the Branch and the fact that we connected on a personal level and not all business. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.I wish you comfort and peace at this time, Diane. Hugs,Lucy Hergett
- Lucy Hergett
Dear Diane,Pat and i want say you are in our thoughts.Hearing of Allans' death brings many memories to mind of how our loved ones have been connected for so many years. Except for our losses,they were the BEST of memories. Please take comfort in the best of those with Allan. Sending our love and prayers. Connie and Patsy
- Connie Hill
Greg, My condolences to you, your mom and family.
- Doug Bowman
So very sorry to learn of Allan's passing - my thoughts and prayers are with you at this tome of sorrow.
- Barbara Corning
As a co-worker, business associate and friend of Al since 1966 I am saddened to hear of his passing. Al was always there to 'watch your back' if needed. My sincere condolences to Diane and family.
- Dave Beaulieu
I worked with Allan in the early days of computers. He, Keith Shaw and I wrote the N.S. Power System in the late 60's. He was a natural for the computer field, as proved by his career. He was a friend to all, and his presence livened up the office, as Tony Morris recalled. I believe he may have been the only boss who reserved a prime location at the Split Crow to encourage and reward his staff. He regaled everyone with his "fish stories" and frequent updates of driving his father's oil truck with little or no brakes. He will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences.
- Curtis McKenney
I first met Allan in the early eighties, not a particularly easy guy to get to know but I soon realized the twinkle in his eye offset the serious demeanor. I always had huge respect for Allan and valued his friendship highly, His business acumen was immense and tempered with humility and understanding. He was a terrific mentor and he will be sorely missed. Our sincere sympathies and condolences to Diane , Greg and the family - Jon and Cathy
- Jon Denman
So saddened to hear of Al's passing. I have numerous memories of our time together working at Sperry / Unisys. Al always referred to me as his " pardner " which I really appreciated. Trips down East were always enjoyable knowing you would be meeting up with Al. He will be sorely missed. RIP Al.
- Murray Walker
A leader and an inspiration. It was a privilege to have worked with Allan. He was the kind of person where your life was better for having known him.
- Pierre Clouthier
So many fond memories of fun in Glen Margaret in our early days in Nova Scotia and work gatherings throughout the years with Sperry/Univac. I am sure Al and Ian will raise a glass together. My sincere condolences to you, Diane, and the whole family.
- Jenny Wilkin
Allan was a good friend and usher at my wedding at Peggy's Cove on August 3rd, 1968. He and I worked together in the Computer Department for the Province of Nova Scotia. We used to play shuffleboard during our "extended" Friday lunch breaks. We lost touch when I moved to Ontario, then back to the UK; however, we did meet at his home on one of my many visits back to Nova Scotia, before I moved permanently back in retirement. I will always remember him as a friendly and fun loving guy. My condolences to his family.
- Tony Morris

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