Allan CRICH

Isaiah 65: 21 – 22

And they will certainly build houses and have occupancy,

And they will certainly plant vineyards and eat their fruitage.

They will not build and someone else have occupancy, they will not plant and someone else do the eating. For like the days of a tree will the days of my people be; and the work of their own hands my chosen ones will use to the full.

Allan Crich was born February 5, 1926 at Rama, Ontario.

He was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in New York, 1939. At an early age, he left home and moved out to British Columbia, where he worked in the Houston area in both logging and hand-hacked railway ties.

Later, he moved up north and traveled the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Alaska, working various jobs such as with the Yukon Hydro in their plant. His love and art of building log homes and other structures was developed over the years, and some of his buildings appeared in various books and magazines. Later, he took up raising cattle at Palling.

During his time up north, he was in the full time ministry for a number of years. His love of God moved him to talk to people about God and His Kingdom. He visited many remote villages in the north.

When his health failed, Allan moved into an apartment in Burns Lake and eventually into the extended care home, “the Pines”. There, he was well cared for until his passing on March 28, 2008.