CARNAHAN, Allan Beverley


(September 12, 1940 – April 9, 2019)

It is with hearts full of sadness that we share the passing of Allan, suddenly from a heart attack on Tuesday, April 9th at his Tobermory home. After a 30-year career with Guelph Police Service, Allan retired in 1995 with the rank of Staff Sergeant. Known as ‘Duke’, he was always very proud of his platoon members. Allan and his much-loved wife of 59 years, ‘Dotty’, moved to Tobermory full-time in 2007 where Allan could devote himself to creating, growing and cultivating a welcoming oasis for his family. Allan always had a heart geared to service whether it was a flea-infested kitten that he rescued while on patrol, a person needing a ride to cancer treatment, an elderly person whose driveway needed shovelling, delivering meals on wheels, or honouring veterans by maintaining the Tobermory cenotaph. And who could forget the amazing Christmas light display that he created in downtown Tobermory for several years! Allan’s family includes his dearly loved wife, Dorothy, his thankful daughters, Tracey and Tanya, his son-in-law, Tim, and Ben, Eric, Emma, Abby and Connor who were loved by and who loved their Grampy beyond measure. Allan will be loved and missed by his brother, Ken, his sister-in-law, Laura, and many nieces and nephews. Allan was predeceased by his parents, Sadie and Judson Carnahan, his brother, Bill, and his sister-in-law, Joan. Following cremation by Allan’s choice, a memorial celebration of life for this very special husband and father will take place on Saturday, May 4th at 1:30 p.m. at Tobermory United Church, Tobermory, Ontario, with Rev. Brad Inglis officiating. The service will be followed by a luncheon. Because of Allan’s love and empathy with children, donations to Make-a-Wish Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Condolences may be expressed online at