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Allen Luxton

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Allen Luxton

February 26, 1955 - August 5, 2022

 

On Friday, August 5 Allen Luxton passed away peacefully at home at the age of 67.  Al was born and raised in South Porcupine, Ontario. He was first and foremost the proudest, most loving and supportive dad to his girls, Alisha (Shawn McKinnon), Kelsey (Millicent Lawlor), and Carléa (Tommy Gauthier), a loyal, caring husband to Lea for 41 years, and the proudest grandpa to Forrest-Wilde, all of whom are left to mourn his loss.  He leaves behind his siblings Gail (Hugh Pearce), Carol (Gerry Roy), Neil (Wendy), many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Al and his girls were happy to have met and gotten to know his biological daughter Patricia (Duane Brathwaite) over the years.

 

Al had a heart of gold.  He was generous with his family, friends and community.  His generosity was quiet, he liked to help people without making a show or expecting anything in return.  He was gracious with his garage and was glad to lend it to his kids and their spouses to make use of it.  His girls knew they could rely on him for anything, a ride, a listening ear, fashion advice, an art critique, a tire change, and the list goes on.  He was happiest surrounded by his family.

 

Al was the world’s greatest truck driver, no one knew trucking better than Slow Poke, as he was known to his close friends.  He had many stories to tell of his 30 years and thousands of miles trucking all over North America.  

 

While his daughters were still young, Dad carried on a Luxton family tradition of owning a convenience store and purchased Chevy’s General Store.  An entrepreneur at heart, he had many ambitions for his business before illness prevented him from carrying them through.  He was proud to serve the Porcupine community and loved engaging with people while working at the store.

 

From a young age, Dad took an interest in hot rods and classic cars.  He was mechanically gifted and proudly built, owned, and raced a few of his own over the years.  He could tell you the make, model, and year of any old car from just a quick glance.  

 

Dad was great in the kitchen and could whip up a chili or a sauce or an awesome Saturday morning breakfast, all the while singing or making up tunes with his surprisingly good voice.  

 

He had a great appreciation and knowledge of history and was an avid collector. When his girls were young, he loved taking them to antique stores, flea markets, and car shows.  He was a doodler and a carver, a deep thinker and a story teller, a note taker, a MacGyver, a builder, and a joker.  Quirky, clever, and armed with sharp wit.  He was one-of-a-kind!

 

Dad would never say goodbye, it was always “see ya later”.  So Dad, we love you, we thank you, we miss you and we’ll see you later.  Keep on trucking…

A private family gathering was held as per his wishes.

In keeping with Al’s generosity, please contribute to your local food bank or to someone in need.

If you have a memory or story of Al, we’d love to hear it.  Please feel free to share it with us through the Stinson’s Funeral Home website.

Arrangements entrusted to Stinson Funeral Home, 100 Bruce Avenue, South Porcupine, ON, P0N 1H0 (705)235-2900 www.stinsonfuneralhome.net

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