Allan Cole

Allan Cole

Owner & President, MacKinnon & Bowes Ltd.
Funeral Service Education, 1978

Job description: operates Canada’s leading specialist in the movement of deceased persons throughout the world. Of note: first civilian mortuary affairs director with the Department of National Defence for the repatriation of all deployed casualties. Was at the forefront of creating a protocol for the handling of persons who had died with AIDS. In his own words: I am inspired by those around me who feel a common sense of purpose and who participate as a team in a complex and demanding environment. Together, we thrive in the face of significant challenges. Allan Cole is the owner and president of MacKinnon & Bowes Ltd., Canada’s leading specialist in the movement of deceased persons. He is the first civilian mortuary affairs director with the Department of National Defence for the repatriation of all deployed casualties. In the 1980s, Allan was at the forefront of creating a protocol for the handling of persons who had died with AIDS. He is a key resource for Ontario’s Chief Coroner and he headed the 2010 mission to Haiti to aid in the recovery of 87 deceased Canadian earthquake victims.