Alan was born December 21, 1935 in Shellbrook, Sask., to Bill and Kate Muirhead. He was younger brother to Neil and older brother to Marjorie. In his earlier years Alan lived in the Wild Rose district where his dad was farming. Wanting to get the boys a better education the family moved to a farm on the edge of Shellbrook when he was 11. Later, as an adult, Alan returned to the farm at Wild Rose to raise his family and continue farming.
Alan married Margaret Clark on June 26th 1959. They were blessed with 4 children: Murray, Garth, Karen and Carolyn.
Alan raised shorthorn cattle, quarter horses and was a 4-H participant for many years as both a member and a leader. He showed cattle throughout western Canada including the Canadian Western Agribition and Calgary Stampede. He also showed and judged cattle at the Toronto Royal Winter Fair and represented the Canadian Shorthorn Association and Canadian Western Agribition at the World Show in Coventry England.
Alan was an avid sports enthusiast, playing all sports as a youth; especially hockey. He coached hockey and enjoyed following and watching his kids and grandkids play their sports. He continued to enjoy watching the Blue Jays, Roughriders and even the Maple Leafs!
Alan will be sadly missed by his children: Murray, Garth (Cosette) and Carol (Maurice Lemire); his grandchildren: Chase (Larissa) Muirhead, Tyrel (Jenn) Muirhead, Katelyn (Derek Charles), Curtis (Jayelle) Peters, Devin (Melissa) Peters, Carson (Elizabeth) Peters, Nicole Lemire, Luc Lemire, Colter Lemire; 14 great-grandchildren; his brother: Neil Muirhead; his sister: Marjorie Brossart; his brothers-in-law: Lewis and James Clark; as well as several nieces and nephews; and his dancing partner, Marge Moline.
Alan was predeceased by his wife: Marge, his daughter Karen, his parents William and Kate, his in-laws Goldie and Charles Clark and his sisters-in-law, Edith and Eva.
Alan was deeply loved and respected by his family who will forever appreciate the strong foundation he has laid for them.
A Celebration of Alan’s Life will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., at Shellbrook Pentecostal Church, 61 2nd Street West, Shellbrook, SK. Thank you to all of the Staff at Parkland Integrated Health Centre for the great care you gave to Alan over these past two weeks. In lieu of other tributes, donations in memory of Alan may be made to Parkland Integrated Health Centre, Shellbrook, SK, c/o Box 1065, Shellbrook, SK, S0J 2E0. Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home, Tracy-Lynn Lenchuk, Funeral Director, Prince Albert, SK 306-763-3322.