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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of one of Canada's most famous professional riders.

Allan Kidd passed away on Sunday November 25th 2018.

He will be sadly missed by us all!

We offer our sincere condolenses to his family and friends at this time.

Death Notice:

Allan Kidd
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Allan on
Sunday, November 25th surrounded by his loving family. Beloved
husband of Valerie (nee Vine) for 64 years. Dearest Dad of Tracy
Simpson (Mike) and David (Jodi). Much loved Diado of Michaela
Simpson. Predeceased by his parents Reginald and Emily Kidd and his
brother Rex. He will also be missed by his relatives in England.
Born in London, England Allan was a member of the Royal Signals
Display team (1947-49) and Poole Pirates Speedway (1951-57). After
moving to Canada for 3 years, he returned to England to become Captain
of the Poole Pirates (1960-62). After a successful riding career, he
immigrated to Canada as a welder. Allan loved sailing, the Toronto
Maple Leafs, banjo music and spending time with family.
The family wishes to express a special thank you to Dr. Legassie and
the nurses at Cambridge Memorial Hospital B4 for their compassionate
and gentle care of Allan. In his memory, donations to the
Alzheimer's Society would be greatly appreciated.
Cremation has already taken place and a Celebration of Life will be
held on Monday, December 3, 2018 in the Solarium at the Cambridge Mill
(130 Water Street, Cambridge) from 2-5 p.m.

A shout out also to all the past Canadian riders wishing to have their profile on this site, we have created a fillable on-line form to use, simply click below and fill in the details, and send your photos in JPG format to

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