Warren Greatrex Suicide – GREATREX, Allan Charles ALLAN Greatrex, age 66, lost his long and arduous fight with cancer on Friday, January 14th, at The Ottawa General Hospital Campus. The news of his loss is being shared with the utmost regret by his family and friends. Helen (Steele) has known him for forty years and considers him to be her best friend.
Grandfather to Olivia, and father to Richard (Tara), who is Steven, and Steven. Beloved son of the late Warren Greatrex and his surviving wife, Joan Greatrex, who currently resides in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Allan’s younger brother Jonathan passed away before him, although he is survived by his sisters Martha (Byron) and Alison (Steve), his brothers Christopher and Geoffrey, as well as his niece Holly (Cedric) and nephews Robin (Jodie), Craig, and Sean. Jonathan was Allan’s only sibling.
Allan was born in Vancouver and had Ukrainian ancestry. He later found his biological family and reconnected with them. He is survived by his brother Jim (Donna), his sister Julie, and a large number of nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. His older sister Maureen (Blaine) and his younger sister Peggy, who was still an infant, passed away before him.
On Saturday, January 22nd, at 1:00 p.m., there will be a memorial service called “Celebration of Life” held at St. Thomas Anglican Church, which is located at 1619 Main Street in Stittsville. Friends and family are encouraged to attend. You are welcome to make a donation to either the Cancer Center at The Ottawa General Hospital or to the Ottawa General Hospital Fund in place of sending flowers.
The deepest gratitude and appreciation go out to the amazing group of doctors who looked after him throughout his illness, particularly Dr. Joanne Meng and Dr. Laura Rainier, as well as Kendra and the other exceptional nurses and staff on the 6th floor of the Ottawa General Hospital Campus, whose tender care inspired him and helped him feel at ease in his final days. His family had a lot of affection for him and misses him a lot.