A little late in posting, but so far there hasn’t been an obituary posted in the local newspapers. So, I will build some digitally.
It is with a heavy heart that I must announce the sudden passing of my brother, Allan Estacaille. He is survived by his parents, one sister, several aunts, uncles and cousins and a multitude of friends from around the world. His cremation was performed by MacKay’s Funeral Home and interment of his ashes occurred Monday, October 3rd in the Terrace Municipal Cemetery next to the plot of his uncle Donald Estacaille. A small memorial gathering was held at the Terrace Legion Sunday Oct 9th which was attended by family and friends from around the Terrace/Hazelton/Smithers area.
In lieu of flowers, my parents have asked that donations be made to a pet adoption agency, animal shelter or SPCA.
Allan had sustained a broken leg Sunday, September 11 2016 after a collision with a vehicle while cycling to work. He had been transferred to Prince George for lower leg surgery that day, and transferred back to the Smithers hospital the following Friday. Monday, Sept 19 he was discharged and took the medical bus to Terrace where he was to live with family for the next 4 months while his leg healed. He collapsed suddenly the next day, Tuesday Sept 20 at his parents’ home. The ambulance crew was unable to revive him and he was declared dead at the hospital. The coroner’s initial report was inconclusive and the family is still waiting on the final report. (update: it took awhile to get the final report, but the conclusion was his heart went into defibrillation – his diabetes had stressed his heart as well as the leg injury)
His beloved cats have been adopted; I took the young female, Kneesa, into my pack and the local pet adoption agency, NARA, has found a forever home for the two boys together, Misty & Midnight.
As part of his 45th birthday this past summer, I gave Allan an Ancestry DNA kit. The results of the kit arrived about a month before he passed. It is still my hope that somehow with the results I can find links to his biological family. Allan was adopted from birth in 1971 from Maple Ridge, BC. Not much is known from the adoption records.
August 2015 family photo in Smithers, BC