Allen Dale Williams died tragically on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007 doing what he loved best – flying airplanes.
A man with vision and a small plane; Allen, CEO and founder of AD Williams Engineering Inc. in Edmonton, grew the firm from one engineer to the innovative company it is today. They have 5 offices across Western Canada and the NWT, employing over 160 people.
In Golden, he was newly appointed to the Airport Committee, playing a key role in the 2007 Airport Certification.
No one had a greater sense of adventure than Allen. If he wasn’t canoeing down some remote river, flying to the Arctic or sailing in Desolation Sound, he would be off to some other far away place – skiing, cycling or back packing. His love of adventure was surpassed only by his love for family and friends, including all the new ones he made in Golden. Allen will be missed by his children: Reagan (Mandelle), Sheldon (Nancy), and Sabrina (Sean). He will be especially missed by his best friend and wife, Dorothy.
Allen’s greatest joy came from his 4 grandchildren: Kate, Keenan, Fen and Hayden and he was eagerly awaiting the birth of his 5th.
Allen loved to tell stories; he loved laughter; he loved life. He was inspirational. Because of him, people were able to achieve things beyond their expectations.
A celebration of Allen’s life was held in Edmonton on Saturday, Nov 3rd and another will be held in the Blaeberry at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of The Allen Williams Memorial Fund, supporting Search and Rescue in the Golden area. Donations made payable to the Golden & District Community Foundation, Box 1485, Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0.
“Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings”