Alan Laing died at his home in St. Marys on Saturday, October 22 after a long illness. Alan was one of the most respected composers writing for the theatre in North America and while much of his work was written for the Stratford Festival, the National Arts Centre English Theatre Company in Ottawa, and the Neptune Theatre in Halifax, he was renowned for his brilliant musical collaborations in many theatres across Canada and the United States. He also had a long and productive association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and wrote a series of remarkable scores for CBC television dramas. A double album of some of his best theatre music was released last August in Stratford. Alan was predeceased by his parents, Gertrude and Stanley Laing, and his brother Colin. He is remembered fondly by many members of his family including nieces, Lisa Marr-Laing, Jenny Laing, Catherine Wingfield, Anne Leach, his nephew Michael and sister-in-law Joan Laing. Donations may be made in Alan’s memory to the Performing Arts Lodge, (PAL) in Stratford through the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford, ON 519.271.7411
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