Monday, February 02, 2015

Allan Quaid - Sugar Industry Pioneer Dies At 72

Allan D. Quaid, 72, of Queensland, Australia formerly of Clewiston, passed away January 24, 2015, in Saint Johns, Florida. 

Allan was a pioneer in the sugar industry, for which he worked nearly thirty years. He helped to bring the first mechanical harvesters to Florida and changed the way harvesting was done. Allan returned to his native Australia in 2008 to live his dream of farming and ranching.

He was born on December 27, 1942 in Queensland, Australia, to the late William and Alberta Quaid. Mr. Quaid was married to Kasady Dunwiddie Quaid, who survives the home along with their two sons, Trevor Allan Quaid and Connor Quaid. 

He is also survived by three daughters: Kathryn Quaid, Andrea Quaid, and Joyellen Horn, four siblings: Keren Plath, John Quaid, Richard Quaid, and Patrick Quaid, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by, a son: John Quaid, a sister: Kathleen Kelly, and a brother: Albert Quaid. Allan also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, relatives, and loved ones.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11:00 am at AkinDavis Funeral Home, Clewiston, FL. Please join us to honor his memory and celebrate his life. There will be a lunch to follow at the Clewiston Inn at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children or the American Cancer Society.

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