Obituary of Allan Robert Nordstrom
Allan Robert Nordstrom
(January 30, 1938 - August 4, 2023)
Allan Robert Nordstrom was born in 1938 in Camrose to Swedish-American and Norwegian-American settlers. He was the seventh out of eight children. He grew up on a farm north of Camrose and then moved to Camrose with his family during his teen years.
While living in Edmonton he met Eileen (Lee) Romanufa. They married in 1957 and started a family soon after. They had four children: Richard, Robbie, Kenneth and Sandra.
Allan was born to be an entrepreneur. He was the owner/operator of two downtown Edmonton Esso gas stations. Then he farmed in the counties of Wetaskiwin and Leduc. He found his true calling as a home builder and founded Nordal Properties and then Shadowridge Homes.
Over the course of his career, he built hundreds of homes in central Alberta and the Seattle, Washington area. This included a retail development in Leduc, two adult communities in Camrose, and finally an adult community in Wetaskiwin. He built quality homes that have stood the test of time. He was a hard worker and a conscientious manager.
In 2000 his son Robbie passed and that was also the year that Allan retired. He enjoyed a social retirement among his many friends with his wife Lee by his side. When Lee passed in 2012, Dad met Theresa Kelso in Arizona and they married. They were together for ten years.
Allan was predeceased by his parents Edward and Agnes; his four brothers; three sisters; his son Robbie; and his wife Lee. Allan leaves behind his sons Rick (Patricia) and Ken; his daughter Sandra; as well as five grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews.
As the head of the family, Allan will be dearly missed by all.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 30, 2023, from the Camrose United Church, 4829 - 50 Street Camrose officiated by Rev. Helen Reed.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Allan's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.