It is with great sadness we mark the passing of Alan Kennedy. Alan was the beloved husband of Life Member Sharyn Crystal. Sharyn’s memory has been forever honoured by the establishment of the “Crystal Award”, which is presented at the Annual Banquet. The “Crystal Award” is presented to member of the ALVA Community who goes above and beyond to help others.
For newer members who may not know of Sharyn’s amazing life please google Sharyn Killens and also her book “The Inconvenient Child”, co written with ALVA Member Lindsay Lewis.
Alan was not only her major supporter during Sharyn’s showbusiness career, sadly when Sharyn’s heath issues really took hold, Alan was her rock. He was there every step of the way supporting Sharyn and both their families through it all. He never left her side during the heart transplant journey and then some. Alan was shattered when she passed, and found it difficult to continue without her. So now we pray for a beautiful reunion of this amazing couple – they will be together laughing and loving as they always did.
Alan was a real Aussie bloke and a true gentleman always. The care and love he showed Sharyn was a truly beautiful thing to watch. ALVA’s love and condolences goes to Alan’s son Gerrard and daughter Kate, Sharyn’s son Jason and all the extended Australian and American familiy that will be very shattered with this lost.
Vale Alan Kennedy and hope you are dancing with your sweetheart.