Alan Williams Fondly Remembered in Fun Golf Tournament Benefitting Tbaytel Tamarack House
September 20, 2017
Those who knew Atikokan’s Alan Williams describe him as extremely caring and selfless. He was known to his customers at Foodland and went over and above to serve them. His selflessness was most evident when faced with his diagnosis of stomach cancer; never feeling self pity or ever once asking, ‘Why me?’ He chose to face cancer head on with courage and grace.
During his cancer treatment, he spent over 5 weeks at the Tbaytel Tamarack House in Thunder Bay while receiving both radiation and chemotherapy. His wife AJ describes it as, “a great facility. It not only offers patients and caregivers a comfortable and affordable place to stay, but provides the opportunity for those fighting cancer to talk to others doing the same.”
This past July, 57 golfers took to the links to celebrate and remember Alan while supporting the Tbaytel Tamarack House, along with the Atikokan Community Foodbank. With lots of fun both on and off the course, the tournament brought in $2,550 for the Tbaytel Tamarack House, adding to a previous total of $5,468 from 2014. These funds are used to continue to provide an exceptional home-away-from-home for those needing to be in Thunder Bay for cancer treatments.