In Celebration of

Allan Frederick Wrenshall

May 28, 1926 -  August 2, 2018

Chief Superintendent (RCMP, Ret’d) Allan Frederick Wrenshall
May 28, 1926 to August 2, 2018

Much loved and missed, “Al” is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Betty), his children, Nancy Wrenshall (Glen Dennie), Don (Dr. Sandra Cameron) and Ellen (Joe) MacLellan. Also missed by his grandchildren Marni, Michael, Taylor, Emily, Lindsay and Alanna. Much loved by numerous nieces and nephews.
Allan was a WW II veteran who proudly served his country, joining the army at the age of 17, with his father’s permission. Post-war, Al had a distinguished 33-year career with the RCMP, serving as the head of the Identification Branch and Departmental Secretary at the Force’s National Headquarters here in Ottawa. He then went to work for another 8 years as the Correctional Service of Canada’s first Inspector General.
This only gives you a small glimpse into who Al was. When he finally retired, Al became a ‘ham radio’ operator – VE3 PAW. He loved music, particularly singing. A rich baritone, Al sang in local Gilbert and Sullivan productions in the ‘60’s and every church choir to which he and Betty belonged. Al and Betty enjoyed 30 years of wintering in Naples, Florida establishing strong ties to that community. An active volunteer, Al generously gave of his time to his churches, tennis, ‘ham radio’ organizations, and other causes dear to his heart. He was a special man.
Right up until his last days, Al kept the twinkle in his eyes, his sense of humour, and the ability to bring a smile to everyone’s face.
In memoriam donations may be made to prostate cancer research or The Ottawa Hospital Foundation.
The Funeral Service will be held in the Sacred Space of Beechwood Cemetery and Funeral Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 11 o’clock with interment to follow.


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Susan MacLellan (Friend)

Entered August 5, 2018 from Perth, Ontario

I have known Al for 46 years, he was like a second father to me. I always looked forward to his jokes and good humour. He was a wonderful man and I will miss him in peace good and faithful servant.

Shelley Hammond (Friend to daughter Nancy)

Entered August 5, 2018 from Abbotsford

The world just got a little less interesting with the passing of Mr. Wrenshall. I had the honour of meeting him a couple of times. There is a lot of Al, in Nancy. For this I would thank him, for having a Wrenshall as a friend is not a bad thing at all. My deepest sympathy for the family and my friend at this loss.

Carol and Mark Packwood (Friends of Ellen and Joe)

Entered August 5, 2018 from Spencerville

Sincere sympathy to Ellen and Family.

Margaret Wrenshall Strumpf (Niece)

Entered August 6, 2018 from Colorado USA

Holding fond memories of this fine and gentle man. Sending love to his beautiful family.

Kenneth Pede (Know Family)

Entered August 6, 2018 from Amherst Head; Nova Scotia

A beautiful write up giving us insight into his life and community commitment.


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