Alan Brereton passed away on December 18, 2018. He was 77 years old. A graduate of the University of Toronto (BSc), Mr. Brereton was a star track and football player, who competed internationally as a sprinter and was a draft pick by the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Instead, he pursued a career as an actuary for over 50 years.
At age 37, Mr. Brereton rose to the position of Appointed Actuary at Imperial Life. He later became a partner at Eckler, specializing in consulting to insurance companies during the time of demutualization within the industry. In semi-retirement he devoted his actuarial talents to charitable organizations issuing gift annuities.
An active CIA volunteer, Mr. Brereton served as a Councillor on the CIA Council (now the Board) from 1981–84. A member of the Actuarial Careers Committee from 1971–81, he also served as chair of the Compliance Committee from 1991–98, in addition to serving on several other CIA volunteer groups. In June 2018, Mr. Brereton received a Gold Medal Volunteer Award at the Annual Meeting.