Mr. Alan George Franklin, beloved husband of Gwen, passed away at his home in Medicine Hat on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at the age of 82 years. Along with Gwen, Alan will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Alison (Rod) Liebelt. Alan and Gwen met when she was only 16 years of age and they have been unseparable ever since. He was a world traveler, shoe designer and later an artist who will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him! Alan’s memory will be silently remembered by family and friends without the proceedings of a formal funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Alan’s name may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 - 1A Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2H 0G5.
I had the pleasure of meeting Alan around 15 years ago. A very friendly and kind man who was very proud of his daughter Alison. He made that very clear the first time I ever talked to him and many times after that. Alan liked to stop in the office and have a visit with Alison often, but he took the time to talk to others and share a story or hear a story.
About 6 years ago Alan presented me with a painting he had done that captured me on my motorcycle and incorporated the different places around the world I had visited. It reconfirmed that he really listened to what you had to say, deeply listened and cared. That painting hangs proudly on my office wall where it has been since the day he gave it to me.
Gwen, Alison, and Rod my deepest heartfelt condolences to you on your loss.
My condolences to the family. He was a great man. Will miss him. Love, Deb Thome
My wife Carolyn and I first met Alan and Gwen well over 25 years ago when we owned Peartrees B&B and they came to stay. They became not only our favourite guests but our closest friends.
Alan was certainly always the perfect gentleman in every sense of the word and a totally unique character with a fabulous sense of humour.
We spent so many very happy moments together as he and Gwen stayed with us for many months. In all that time he was always great company liking nothing better than to chat with everyone and make them smile.
When they moved to Canada he sent us a painting of Peartrees B&B which we will always treasure in memory of a very special friend who we miss dearly.
Our deepest sympathy goes to Gwen who he always adored,Alison his pride and joy and other friends.
I HAD THE LOVELY PLEASURE OF MEETING ALAN AND GWEN ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO. I LOVED ALL HIS STORIES OF TRAVEL AND HIS WONDERFUL SENSE OF HUMOUR. HE WAS AN INTERESTING AND KIND MAN. WILL MISS YOU ALAN! RIP
I met Alan through his lovely daughter, and my friend, Alison. I always looked forward to cards and letters from Alan & Gwen as they were always so bright and cheery. I never had the pleasure of meeting him in person, but I so enjoyed Alan's emails, which he always signed "Love from Gwen & Alan xxx," and his paintings - so beautiful. I will cherish our correspondence and his wonderful art, and I know he will be missed by all of those lucky enough to have shared his company. RIP