Allan Andrew Zinger
Born November 26, 1941 in Castor, Alberta.
Went to live with Jesus September 8, 2013 in Castor, Alberta.
Allan was born to Walter and Josephine Zinger alongside his identical twin brother, Claud.
Allan attended his grade school in Coronation, then went on to obtain his education and physical education degrees at the University of Alberta.
He married Jean Willis in 1962 and from this union four children were born; Steven, Kathleen, Martin and Leanne.
Allan’s life was full of the job for sports, music, farming, family and God. Whatever Allan did he became totally focused and gave it 100 per cent. There are so many memories to share so just to mention a few:
Allan was given a talent to play many different instruments. He shared this talent by playing in family dance bands, parades, Remembrance Day services and taught music lessons to many.
He played and coached baseball. From this came many friendships and stories. Allan enjoyed pitching – he maybe wasn’t the fastest but he had lots of ‘junk’! He pitched his last game at the age of 48.
Curling was another game he enjoyed. He was part of a team that played in the playdowns to go to the Brier. He won and placed in many ‘spiels. He last won the Farmer’s bonspiel in 2005 at the age of 63.
Another sport loved was golf. He played in many tournaments and mens nights. There he acquired the nickname ‘Amazinger’! How fitting.
Allan spent hours building the ‘place of blessings’, Zinger Music Barn. Nail by nail and board by board, it was completed for all to enjoy.
Allan loved to visit, have coffee, laugh and spread his love for God. He wanted everyone to know God loves us, and how we love him back is the most important thing in life. He became a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather to be proud of. We, his family, are so thankful to have had him as a mentor in our lives.
Card of Thanks
We want to thank everyone for the phone calls, cards, flowers, food and visits; the setting up, lunch and music at the service; Phil Doan, ambulance staff, fire and rescue staff, Castor hospital, Dr. Hanton and Coronation Funeral Home. If we have missed anyone, please know that it was only missed by words, not by our gratefulness.
God truly worked through you all to comfort us.
Closing with Allan’s favourite quote “Praise the Lord”!
Blaine (Kristy), Everly,
Martin (Vanessa), Jared, Tannin.