Alan Raymond Jenkins
August 31, 1942 to February 14, 2021
Alan will be remembered by his spouse of 40 years, Elizabeth Lee and his children: Noam Jenkins, Claire Jenkins (Andy Murray), Stacey Lee-Jenkins (Adam Densmore) and Justin Lee-Jenkins.
He is survived by his mother Millie Jenkins (Jim Dew), siblings Anne Leskinen (Ron), and David Jenkins (Violeta Sibana) and predeceased by his father Raymond Arthur Jenkins.
He leaves behind six grandchildren: Lola, Félix, Arno, Emma, Douglas, and Iris.
Alan was a renaissance man of sorts; he had a passion for world politics, philosophy, music, science and mathematics. He imparted the importance of these elements in life to his children and fought for a better world.
Alan led a complex life. At times, this brought him to different parts of the world (including Malta, Italy, England, France, Libya, USA, and across Canada) and to different professions from classical violinist to software developer. Constants throughout his life were a deep empathy for the underdog and a profound love of music and the stories it tells, from Beethoven to Bob Dylan to Bob Marley.
The family would like to thank the staff at Penticton Regional Hospital for the care and compassion shown in Alan’s last days. He died peacefully listening to the beautiful notes of Chopin’s Nocturnes with his wife by his side.
To honour Alan’s wishes, a funeral/memorial service will not be held.
Memorial donations may be made to Unicef Canada.
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