He graduated from Shadle Park High School and attended college at EWC and Montreal, and lived in California, Seattle, Alaska and Spokane.
His love of driving led to his career of heavy truck driving until a spinal injury left him permanently disabled.
He loved sports, playing baseball and hockey, and was an avid NASCAR fan.
Attending a Daytona 500 race several years ago was a favorite memory.
Allan is survived by his parents; brother Jeff (Glori) Gibford; daughter Jean DeLuca; and grandchildren Katie, Michael, Joey and Christopher; numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins, and many, many good friends.
Grandparents Alfred and Inez Smith and Howard and Dorothea Gibford are among many relatives who preceded him in death.
He was a lively, unique person who never had enough hours in the day.
He will be missed by all.
Thank you Jackie, Terry and Jim who were so helpful to him.
Special thanks to the great ICU team at Holy Family Hospital and to Hospice House for their care and caring during the last days.
A casual memorial service for family and close friends is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, at Spokane Cremation & Funeral Service at 2832 North Ruby in Spokane.
A celebration of Allan’s life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial gift to Hospice House or a charity of their choice.