Winchester Press – obit – Alan MacNeill Abel

Alan MacNeill Abel

Alan MacNeill Abel passed away Aug. 25, 2007after a brief illness in Brockville General Hospital.
He was born Oct. 29, 1950, the only son of the late Dr. RobertB. Abel and Louise (nee MacNeill) of Middleton, NS. He is survivedby his sister Margaret (Tim Jansen) of Middleton, and Kathryn(Koop Mulder) of Winchester. He also leaves behind his niecesLesley McClure of Middleton; Louise, Elizabeth, and Sidney ofWinchester; and a grand-nephew Drew Hudson of Middleton. He willbe missed by his constant companion, his dog Jack.
During his youth, he studied the cello at Mont Orford, Que., andin Paris, France. He was a graduate in interior design from MasseyJunior College in Atlanta, Georgia. He taught English as a secondlanguage in Brockville, and was a French instructor at St. LawrenceCollege in Brockville.
He greatly enjoyed entertaining family and friends with his loveof gourmet cooking. He served on the board of the Athens PublicLibrary, volunteered for the Meals on Wheels program, and wasinvolved with the local theatre groups in Athens. He was a memberof the Athens Christian Reform Church.
At Alan’s final request, there will be no funeral or memorialservice. Cremation has taken place.
His family mourns the loss of a brother and uncle whose life endedfar too soon.