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Alan Paul David Chandler

Alan Paul David Chandler

Passed away at his home in Halifax on Sunday, January 8, 2012. He was born and raised in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. He recognized the value of education, working his way through his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of New Brunswick and his law degree from Dalhousie University.
While attending law school, he was one of the five subscribers to the Memorandum of Association creating the Domus Legis Society, a society to "promote good fellowship among congenial men and women students" at the law school and to "encourage a high standard of professional work". It was in connection with getting Domus started that he was involved with his first application for a liquor licence.
Alan felt his education prepared him well for his chosen career of practicing law with the firm of Chandler Moore and involving himself in business. He thrived on starting and operating businesses and encouraging others to do the same. His first business venture was as a young boy selling soda pop from his wagon to the neighbouring cottage folk on the Brighton Shore in Charlottetown. His enjoyment of the English pubs during the summer he spent working for the National Geographic Society in London, after working his way across the Atlantic on what he called a "tramp steamer" with a class-mate, gave Alan the idea of building the Lion's Head Tavern & Grill in Halifax which, together with different partners, he did and then operated for 40 years, only parting with it last year when his health failed him. He enjoyed his relationship with the staff and many patrons of the Lion's Head. In addition to practicing law full-time, he started and operated several other businesses over the years. Although a private and independent person, Alan greatly valued his good and loyal friends and colleagues over the years.
Alan considered his son, Benjamin, his greatest accomplishment in life. He relished attending the multitude of activities Benjamin was involved in over the years and was so proud of his character and achievements.
Alan was predeceased by his parents, Clifford Shaw Chandler and Mary Elsie (Biffin). He is survived by his wife, Jill, and son, Benjamin; his brothers Charles (Elaine) of Brackley Beach, Prince Edward Island and Stephen (Rita) of Moncton, NB; his aunt, Miriam (Biffin) Rupe, of Sonoma, California; Alice Chandler, former wife of Charles, and many nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces.
Once Alan could no longer drive, he considered himself blessed to have his brother-in-law, Paul Hamilton, as his constant friend and chauffeur.
The family is grateful for the medical and personal care Alan received during his final illness.
To honour Alan's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. There will be a reception at Snow's Funeral Home at 339 Lacewood Drive on Saturday, January 14 from 3 to 5 p.m. Condolences may be sent to jillandalanchandler@gmail.com.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Salvation Army (902-455-1201), an organization Alan greatly respected for continuing the work of the Good Samaritan, or to a charity of your choice.





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