Allan Richard Marcy
  • 58 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 3, 1953
  • Date of passing: Aug 24, 2012
Let the memory of Allan be with us forever

Born November 3, 1953. Passed away Friday, August 24, 2012 after a lengthy illness. Allan was the loving husband of Fiona for 24 years and wonderful father to Alex and Lana and lovingly remembered by mother Eleanor Marcy, father the late John Marcy and brother Robert Marcy. A heartfelt thank you to the nurses of St. Elizabeth's who were of great assistance to Allan.

Visitation at Glen Oaks Reception Centre, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville
Tuesday August 28 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
 Memorial Service at same location on Wednesday, August 29 at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Carcinoid NeuroEndocrine Tumour Society of Canada (CNETSC) would be appreciated. 
Contributions may be made online through the Society’s webpage http://www.cnetscanada.org or mailed directly to:

Carcinoid NeuroEndocrine Tumour Society Canada
4103-3219 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario
M4N 3S1
With hearfelt thanks from the Marcy family  

Lana's Tribute-         

Over the past year other people have looked for the right thing to say. Our family was always looking for the right way to feel. Now I want to find the right thing to say to honor and give credit to everything that he was.

The last year and a half has been very hard for our entire family and mostly my dad. But when I think back all I remember is my Dads determination, fight and strength. My mom always said that this disease was the biggest competition he ever faced, and he never gave up and he never complained. I hope that I have received even a fraction of this great gift that he always had.

 To me he was a coach, comedian, chauffer, best friend, my number 1 fan and the one person that never failed to put a smile on my face. My dad had a talent to make anyone feel good about themselves and could truly talk to anyone. He had a presence that could light up any situation. When working at Longo’s the highlight of my shift would be when my dad came in and yelled something goofy at me over the counter. I’m still trying to figure out who spent more time in there, him or me.

Quite a few years back my dad coached me in basketball for a Hamilton team called Transway that I’m sure a lot of you know. It was a pretty tough season, and our team went through a lot of highs and lows. At our provincial championship we made it to our division finals, and won with a very close game. (I’m not sure the exact score but I know my dad could tell you not only the score but who scored and how many seconds were left on the clock). So when addressing a gym full of people at the end my dad was so proud of our team. He couldn’t keep it together and broke down blubbering crying when giving his speech. Before you knew it the whole team was crying and all the parents from both teams. To my Dad winning that championship was like the equivalent of winning an Olympic gold medal. This story represents exactly who my Dad was to me. No one expected AL Marcy to ever cry, but he was so passionate and put his heart and soul into everything he did.

My Dad showed me that if you don’t want to accept something, then don’t. Keep working at it no matter what and never give in. He demonstrated that in every aspect of his life, especially this past year. Unique, loving, strong, fun, crazy,  unpredictable, inappropriate, hilarious and sweet I miss you Daddy. 


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Lana Marcy on 24th August 2013

"thinking of you everyday daddy <3"

This tribute was added by Karen Kahler on 5th November 2012

"My deepest sympathies to Allan's family and friends."

This tribute was added by Alison Hodgson on 3rd November 2012

"Fiona, Alex and Lana,
Thinking of you. Big Hugs."

This tribute was added by Fiona Marcy on 3rd November 2012

"Happy Birthday Allan... we'll be celebrating for you! Hope that you are watching!"

This tribute was added by Robin Wyszkowski on 13th October 2012

"Lana and your family, we're so sorry for your loss."

This tribute was added by Tom Traves on 4th September 2012

"It is with deepest sympathy that I send this message. I was so sorry to hear of Allan's passing. I wish I could have attended the service. I will always remember his visits to our office. I think we talked and laughed about anything and everything and even fitted some business into the conversation before we finished. I will miss those visits from Allan very much."

This tribute was added by Theresa McMurray on 31st August 2012

I will never forget when you and Allan first started dating.  The three of us went out for dinner so that we could get to know one another.  It was evident how devoted the two of you were to each other right from the start.  Allan's goal was to make you happy, which he evidently did for you always smiled in his presence."

This tribute was added by Mitch Smith on 30th August 2012

"My condolences goes out to the Marcy Family in surch a heartfelt time, May God continue to keep you all strong at this time. His Memories will live on."

This tribute was added by Len Platt on 30th August 2012

"Fiona,I'm not sure where to start with my very deep appreciation for having shared so many special moments with Allan. We all wish there could have been countless more.Whether it centered around basketball, playing golf at Mississauga or attending Disco's in Toronto (1979) etc. he was larger than life so so witty,funny and engaging.I miss him very dearly and pray for your family."

This tribute was added by Ron Ball on 29th August 2012

"When I first encountered Allan it was in an old basketball league(suprise!)  I immediately noticed what a character he was and got to know him much better when we became good friends at All Pro Basketball Camp. He was a genuinely warm, caring and funny person. I must take credit for introducing him later that summer to Fiona. Heartfelt condolences to the Marcy family ."

This tribute was added by rick serafini on 28th August 2012

"Rose and I feel incredibly sad and send condolences to his family. Al made a difference in this world. He made a difference to all the girls he coached. He made a difference to Rose and was instrumental in helping her to get into Vassar. He made a difference to me in making me laugh and showing how much he cared about what he did. Al mattered in this world and he will be deeply missed."

This tribute was added by Dan Malstrom on 28th August 2012

"A tribute to a larger than life kind of guy, who I shared some of the deepest belly laughs ever. A pleasure to have known you "short bench Al" Deepest sympathies to Fiona and the family."

This tribute was added by Frank Brown on 28th August 2012

"Fiona, Lana,Alex,Bob & everyone at General.
Al will be missed.  He could always be counted on to source out the most obscure supplies and was happy to do so.A great salesman!
I will miss our lunches, catching up over a beer.
RIP Friend."

This tribute was added by Valdis Palens on 28th August 2012

"With deepest sympathy. For a few decades "Big Al" was known to many of his opponents as a fierce competitor, a true gentleman and always one with good humour and sportsmanship. It was a privilege to have played against him those many years. He will truly be missed by all of his basketball buddies!"

This tribute was added by Wally Maranan on 28th August 2012

"Thanks for the memories Coach Allan...  
Condolence to the Marcy family..Our prayers are with you..
From Wally , Marie and family.."

This tribute was added by Doug and Chris Harrison on 27th August 2012

"Deep condolences to Fiona and family. We did not know Allan too long about 7 years. When he came and coached for my organisation -Transway we got to know him a lot better and  became good friends. He loved to be around people He loved coaching the girls. never known a person so generous with his time to help in anyway. He liked hearing about  Transway Basketball history,.He will be  missed"

This tribute was added by Mikel Dever on 27th August 2012

"I send out my heart to you Allan! I hope you had a wonderful life, and continue to be happy wherever you may be. ^-^"

This tribute was added by Dawn Cooke Aebig on 27th August 2012

"Our deepest sympathy from the Aebig family. Allan was a great influence on Meg and an amazing coach. We are so sorry for your loss"

This tribute was added by Tony DiEmanuele on 27th August 2012

"Al will be long remembered for his love of basketball, jogging down my street chasing his dog, and always for interesting conversation shopping at longos on weekend mornings. My deepest sympathies to Fiona, Lana and Alex."

This tribute was added by Manfred Baier on 27th August 2012

"We are very sorry for your loss. Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to you and your family. He will be greatly missed.
Our thoughts are withe you. The Baier family."

This tribute was added by Tony Mergel on 27th August 2012

"In memory of Allan: many good times and hard fought battles on the basketball court are remembered by myself and many others. Al will long be remembered."

This tribute was added by Michael McVean on 27th August 2012

"Allan had a special kind of individualism that his friends and family valued deeply. I have known him since we started high school in 1967 and over the years, though we lost contact from time to time, it was always comforting to know that "Big Al" was there. I offer my  deepest sympathy to Fiona, Lana and Alex and the rest of the Marcy family. He was a good man and a good friend."

This tribute was added by Vicky Goguen on 27th August 2012

"Fiona, Lana and Alex, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad and difficult time.  Alan was a true fighter.  Please do not hesitate to call if you need anything at all."

This tribute was added by Victor Busuttil on 27th August 2012

"Dear Fiona and family, We send our love and support to you all."

This tribute was added by michele savin on 27th August 2012

"My deepest condolences Fiona, Alex and Lana. You are in my thoughts at this difficult time, and know that I am here if you need anything at all."

This tribute was added by Anna Hazlett on 27th August 2012

"Fiona, Alex and Lana- I would like to express my deepest sympathies over the loss of your husband/father. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sadness and loss. May the wonderful memories you have shared together over the years with Allan bring you sources of comfort and strength in the days to follow. His spirit will continue to live on in your hearts forever."

This tribute was added by heather luce on 26th August 2012

"Dear Fiona, Lana and Alex,
My deepest sympathies to you and the rest of your family. Just know you have the support and love of all  your friends during your time of grieving and in the days ahead."

This tribute was added by Katie Watts on 26th August 2012

"My prayers are with you Fiona, Alex, Lana.

This tribute was added by Sandi Corrigan on 26th August 2012

"I am so sorry Fiona, Alex and Lana. Allan will be missed. May your special memories bring you comfort and peace."

This tribute was added by Riccardo Superina on 26th August 2012

"Hi Fiona,
Lori and I are very sorry to hear of your husband's death. We never had a chance to meet him, but knew of him through you and my sister. We hope that you find comfort in the warmth of your family and friends.
Ric and Lori"

This tribute was added by Sandra Timmins on 26th August 2012

"Dear Fiona, Alex and Lana, eventually memories of who Allan was, the man you married Fiona, the vital, active man and father he was will take over who he became as he suffered for so long.  Dwell in those happier remembrances as you heal and find peace."

This tribute was added by Ian Moore on 26th August 2012


My deepest and heartfelt condolences to you and your family.  If there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to ask."

This tribute was added by David &Colleen Brown on 26th August 2012

"Thinking of all of you at this time. He was a soul that will truly be missed. There will not be a basketball game in our future that he will be a part of in our thought. Thanks for the coaching the memories and the friendship. Keep him in your heart and he will live forever."

This tribute was added by Paola Randall on 26th August 2012

"from all the Randalls, We send our love to you, Fiona, Alex and Lana and the Marcy-Smith families.  You grieve a huge loss of husband, father, son, brother, uncle.  All your friends share your pain and will hold a special place in our hearts for Allan...forever.  xoxo"

This tribute was added by Ken Beardsall on 26th August 2012

"Deepest sympathies to Fiona and the whole family. We are thinking of you at this difficult time. May the wonderful memories of Allan bring you strength and peace."

This tribute was added by Charles Belanger on 26th August 2012

"heartfelt condolences Fio,to your and your family...never easy...his journey continues though!!"

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