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HICKS, Allan George passed away peacefully, at Norfolk General Hospital on July 1, 2023, at the age of 83. Alan had a great, full life. He had a lovely wife Leslie, late brother Bob Hicks and late sister Eleanor. Al was always quick with great stories about his life and places that he worked and visited. He worked in the potato fields at home as a kid on Old Highway 24. Al also worked in the orange groves, Flamingo Grove in Florida for many years. He also worked a Pullman Trailmobile in Fruehauf Trailer Corp in Brantford, for many years as a paint sprayer. Allan worked in tobacco for Tony Sr and Glenda Boerkamp for many years beginning in the 60’s, as his hired man and he logged their woodlot in 1969. Al built furniture for his home from some of the pine that was logged. He was a very hard and skilled worker, who could fix or do any job asked of him. He also worked for Tony Jr and Sue Boerkamp, in tobacco. Once Tracey and Shelley Boerkamp took over the Farms from Tony Sr, Al was Tracey’s hired man and go to guy until he retired. So many great and hilarious memories on the farm with Al. Allan was like family to the Boerkamp’s and a great friend. In 2005 when the Boerkamp’s decided to build a golf course, Al seeded the fairway and rough grasses on the entire 18-hole course. He loved to drive a tractor and was very proud of the work he did. Alan also helped Dan and Carolyn Demeulenaere for many years in the cabbage fields, during planting and harvest time. Back in the day Alan loved to duck and moose hunt and had many stories to tell about these times, especially in the past couple of months. Alan was “One of a Kind”! He loved to play pranks and had a lot of fun with whoever he was with, “just a-lother day” as he could make a long working day seem a heck of a lot shorter. He could build or fix anything and was always up to any task. Al had a beautiful hosta garden and the greenest grass in Waterford. He took great pride in his home and property, and he loved to tinker on different projects. Al was a great friend and an honest guy. He will be missed by so many. There will be a private service for Alan at a later date.

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