Obituary of Alan Pearson
ALAN THOMAS PEARSON
Alan, beloved husband and dearest friend of Chaviva Hosek for 37 years. Born Birmingham, England, April 27, 1939, died Toronto, Ontario, Canada, February 5, 2018.
Son of a sheet metal worker, an industrial designer by temperament, meticulous user of language and logic, honest to a fault with an overdeveloped sense of fairness, snappy dresser, obsessive and strategic shopper. He lived his life honestly, compassionately and on his terms.
Son of Thomas Joseph Pearson, died in 1998, and, Jessie Wright, died in 1956. Educated at King Edward VI School, Birmingham; the University of Birmingham, B.Comm. Married Gloria Ifill, who died in 1981; son, Graham Calvin Pearson who died in 2013. Lieutenant Royal Warwickshire Regiment, UK, seconded to the Ghana Army, 1959-1962. Senior Research Consultant to The Economist Intelligence Unit, London, UK, 1962-1966. Federal Public Servant Canada, 1966-1981. President of the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs, 1984-1986. President of the Stafford Beer Foundation, 1986-1999. President of Alan Pearson Associates, 1981-2004.
Shiva visits will take place on Thursday, February 8th from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday, February 11th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
There will be a reception in Alan’s honour to be held at The York Club, 135 St. George Street, Toronto, on Monday, February 12th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pathways to Education, Toronto www.pathwaystoeducation.ca. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.