AJ passed away unexpectedly and joined his Lord and Savior on Friday, December 4, 2020 at the age of 40.  He will forever be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

AJ was born on January 18, 1980 to Allan Cancil and Karen (Wolff) Redfern in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  He attended Wasson High School and received his welding certification from Pikes Peak Community College.

AJ was an amazing father to his beautiful daughter Cheyenne.  He loved working on projects with her, teaching her how to work on cars, working at the Haunt, and guiding her to be the strong, amazing woman she has become.  AJ met his fiancée Missy in January 2018, and they shared an eternal love for each other. They were to be married in 2021.  He always enjoyed spending time with friends and family and with his faithful pups Sam and Buca.  He also enjoyed riding his motorcycles and quads and loved being out on his boat.  AJ worked at the Newmont Cripple Creek Gold Mine as a Heavy Equipment Operator for over 19 years.

He is survived by his loving wife to be, Missy; his beautiful daughter Cheyenne, his faithful boys Sam and Buca; his parents: Karen and Royce Redfern and Allan and Maryanne Cancil; his sister: Colleen (& Larry – husband) Brown, and by aunts, uncles, cousins, many friends and “brothers”.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Frank and Verna Cancil and George and Doris Wolff; his uncles: Dan Cancil and George “Jr” Wolff; many of his “brothers”, and his loyal dog Keno.

A visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Shrine of Remembrance Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, December 15 at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 Hancock Expressway, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903.  

Due to current restrictions masks and social distancing are required.  The service will be live streamed and recorded. https://youtu.be/RXWe4vGlCFk

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  1. We are so sorry for your loss. Know that we are thinking of all of you. Love and blessings, Mark and Dawn Egan

  2. The entire team at Newmont’s Cripple Creek & Victor Mine will miss Allan greatly. We thank him and his family for his many years of dedicated service – and for the lasting memories and friendships along the way.
    Our deepest condolences,

  3. Allen will be sorely missed!! He was a great guy and I had the great opportunity of working with him for 18 years at Newmont. We had a lot of laughs and we got in trouble together racing Haul trucks or when I was running a shovel or a loader and something went wrong we are always on the same bench haha I have a lot of great memories of Allen he’s my brother. But the best thing I can be thankful for he knew Jesus Christ so I will see him again. My life is better for knowing you rest in peace my brother.

  4. sorry for his family .be missed at work

  5. I worked with Allan for over 4 years I am extremely sad this happened…my condolences..he was a good operator on crew 2….the whole team will miss him…

  6. So very very sorry for your loss. He is a great person.

  7. Just wanna say that AJ will be truly missed, he was like a little brother to me, the best friend, we raised our daughters together, so hard for me to believe that he is gone but you will never be forgotten. I have over 30 years of memories.

  8. So sorry for your loss he will be missed dearly

  9. We are so sorry for your loss. Allan was always a friendly face at work, and he will be missed.

  10. Saying goodbye to someone we love is heartbreaking.
    Wishing his loved ones peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
    Lean on your friends and family for strength, and always remember how much you are loved.
    May you find comfort in all the memories shared with AJ

  11. I’m so sorry for your loss. He was such an amazing person.

  12. Great guy, sorry his time on earth got cut short! Very blessed I had the opportunity to meet and work with him. You will be very missed brother!

  13. Allan Cancil Jr., dedicated father, family man, and friend, greenbean, hobbleknocker, B52, buddy, car pooler, coworker, welding partner, riding and boating buddy and Brother. We’ve shared a lot of times together the good, fun, bad and everything between. It was truly a blessing to spend and share the time together and look forward to seeing him again someday. I can’t express my sorrow in words to his beautiful, strong, loving daughter, fiancé and family. He will truly be missed…a great friend of ours told me to know Allan was to love Allan, and that’s exactly how anyone who knew him feels I’m sure. I could go on and on but can’t express how much I was blessed to share the short time we had together, Love you Brother and family, my deepest sympathy and gratitude!

  14. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It is so hard to lose the ones we love so dearly.
    I hope you are doing ok and can find comfort and strength in family and friends during this tragic time.
    If you need someone to lend an ear, don’t hesitate to reach out.

  15. So sorry for your loss Missy and Cheyenne. I met AJ and Cheyenne last January at you Mom’s house, Missy. I so enjoyed meeting AJ and his daughter. Prayers for you and Cheyenne. Blessings, Mary Baier

  16. We are so sorry for the loss you are suffering, and wish we could be there for you all. He was a very ornery young lad, but he would always make us laugh. God be with you all, we love you.

  17. I worked with Allan 18 years at the mine I look at Allan as a brother of the mine family we all loss a friend, brother,buddy, and a hell of a man that old mine is not going to be the same without Allan in his (RTD) Rubber Tire Dozer gone but not forgotten love ya brother R.I.P crew 2 is going to miss ya Allan and to the family of Allan am so sorry for your loss

  18. Allan and family:
    On behalf of your family in Nebraska, we send our heartfelt sorrow and love. May memories comfort you all.

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