March 31, 2006 (Ottawa, ON) – Alan Large, a prominent figure in Ottawa’s cycling scene and at the national level, passed away on Wednesday, March 29 at age 75. Large had been sick for several years and passed away peacefully at the Ottawa Civic Hospital after suffering a brain seizure.
Large was involved at many levels in cycling serving as a commissaire, organizer and coach and was the president of the Ottawa Bicycle Club from 1973 — 1976. He served as Commissaire Adjoint at the 1974 Road and Track Worlds in Montreal, and again at the 1976 Summer Olympic Games in Montreal. He was also a commissaire at three Commonwealth Games and accompanied Canada’s National Cycling Team to major events over his career.
Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 Mcleod Street on Sunday, April 2, from 2-4 pm and from 7-9 pm.
The funeral will be held on Monday, April 3, at the First Uniterian Chuch, 30 Cleary Ave., Ottawa at 2 pm.
Alan Large is survived by his wife Joy, children and grandchildren.