Funeral Service Education, 1978
President and Owner, MacKinnon & Bowes Ltd.
Allan Cole is president and owner of MacKinnon & Bowes Ltd., Canada’s specialist in international repatriations of deceased persons. Cole was the first (and remains) civilian mortuary affairs director for the Department of National Defence and the RCMP, serving his country by overseeing the repatriation of fallen Canadian soldiers and heroes who lost their lives protecting Canadian freedom. Cole is fundamental in disaster preparedness efforts alongside government institutions, and in the face of the 1980s AIDS epidemic, created a protocol for those who had died with this and other infectious diseases.