Alan Wray Empringham

Empringham, Alan Wray

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Grand River Hospital – Freeport in his 93rd year.  Survived by his loving family, wife Marie (nee Atkinson) of nearly 60 years; children Sheila and Dave, Dorine and Jamie, Sylvia and Rod, David and Maria; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and sister Jeanne Allin.

Predeceased by his parents William and Winnifred (nee Sibley) Empringham, brother-in-law Murray Allin and nephew Douglas Allin.

Alan was born June 27, 1929 in Whitchurch Township. He farmed all his life, taking over the family farm and then eventually moving to the Monkton area in 1972. He enjoyed working on the land and was able to fix anything; he often created his own equipment to make work easier.

Alan loved to tinker and read. He took up woodworking and made many pieces of furniture for the family once retired. He had a great sense of humour and loved a good joke. Alan loved to tow the camping trailer and he and Marie took many trips to different areas of the USA and several trips to the East and West coasts of Canada. He will be dearly missed.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 2, 2022 from 1-3 and 4-6 p.m. at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, 62 Arthur St. S., Elmira. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022 at Emmanuel Evangelical Missionary Church, 2 First St. W., Elmira. Interment will follow in Elmira Union Cemetery.

Please call 519-669-2207 to register for visitation and/or service. Masks are required and distancing will be maintained.

The service will be livestreamed and can be accessed on Alan’s tribute page of the funeral home website.

Donations to Alzheimer Society or Emmanuel Evangelical Missionary Church would be appreciated by the family and may be made through the funeral home.


To donate direct, please send cheques or donate online to the charity of your choice. Call us at the funeral home, 519-669-2207 and we will place a card to the family (as always, we still accept cash or cheque at the funeral home)

Alzheimer Society of Canada
20 Eglinton Avenue West,
16th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, M4R 1K8
Tel: 416-488-8772
Toll-free: 1-800-616-8816

Emmanuel Evangelical Missionary Church
2 First St. W., Elmira, ON N3B 1G2