It is with great sadness that we inform you that Alan Mirabelli passed away peacefully on December 20, 2017, at the age of 69.

Alan was a devoted member of the Vanier Institute staff for more than 30 years. He joined the Institute in 1975 – alongside his “partner-in-crime,” Bob Glossop – and retired in 2007 after many years as Executive Director of Administration.

In his retirement, Alan devoted much of his time to photography – one of his true passions. His work was recently showcased at an exhibit in his beloved town of Almonte, Ontario, demonstrating his attention to detail, his love of nature and his soulful expression behind the lens.

Alan was a dear friend, colleague and mentor. He will be greatly missed by many. His contributions and legacy at the Vanier Institute of the Family will live on forever.

A celebration of life will be held for Alan Mirabelli on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church (30 Cleary Ave., Ottawa, Ontario).

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alan Mirabelli Fund for Creativity and Innovation, the Almonte Club Hospice, or a charity of your choice that brings you joy and happiness.

 


Published on December 21, 2017