Alan MacNeill Abel

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