February 28, 1916 – June 9, 2008
We regret the passing of our father, grandfather and great grandfather and rejoice in his meaningful life and quiet passing. He dearly missed his wife of 57 years, Louise, who predeceased him in 1997. He led an unselfish life of service to his family, community, church and profession and deeply cared about all those with whom he came in contact. He taught school in a number of small and one room schools in Saskatchewan before moving to B.C. first to North Bend in 1952 and then to Hope, where he was a teacher and counsellor from 1958 to 1978. He enjoyed his many years of retirement and in these early years delighted in friendships, travelling, gardening, church and visiting with his children and grandchildren. Many of his students kept contact with him and he enjoyed following their lives. In later years he was a faithful visitor to the elderly. He was always a pillar of strength and faithfulness to his sons Ron (Joan), Dennis (Beth) and Brian and an anchor to his grandchildren Kevin (Holly), Ryan (Celestina), Jeremy (Krista), Debra (Danny) and Stephen (Colleen), and great grandchildren Elias and Brigitte, all of whom will keenly miss him.
A memorial service was held Saturday at 2:00pm June 14 at Bakerview MB Church at 2285 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. Tributes may be sent in memory of Allen to www.mem.com
Woodlawn FUNERAL HOME