Allison Swan has been involved in the funeral profession for over 45 years. At the age of 16, he decided that he wanted to dedicate his life to serving the families of his community. As an apprentice under James Allen, Allison went on to earn his embalmers license in 1971. Since that time, he has served his chosen profession in a number of capacities. He is past president of the PEI Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association, chairman of the 28th annual Atlantic Funeral Directors and Service convention and also served at the national level as president of the Funeral Service Association of Canada in the mid-1990's, an honour preceded by 15 years as a member of the Board of Directors of the association.
His involvement in the community extends beyond his profession, in that he is actively involved as a Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Charlottetown, a member of the Masonic Lodge, and the Greater Charlottetown Chamber of Commerce, as well as a member of his church.