September 24, 1926 – July 16, 2019
Allen will be sadly missed by his loving wife Joyce and his children Judy(Wayne McPherson), Wayne(Elaine) Gary(Patricia); daughter in law Dianne; nine grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
He was predeceased by his son Dean, two sisters Irene and Gertrude and three brothers, Norman, Elmer and Donald.
Allen was born in Provost Alberta September 24, 1926 and raised by his parents in the area of Peers, Alberta. He joined the Canadian Army (Active) at the age of eighteen. When WWII ended he then signed up for the Pacific and was posted to Blue Grass Kentucky for further training. That war ended before he had a chance to go. He was then discharged on December 12, 1944, in Calgary.
Allen enrolled at Hollingshead Business College in Calgary where he met his future wife Joyce Newbury. They were married September 7, 1946 and would have celebrated their 73rd anniversary this year.
Allen started the Calgary Professional Club which became very successful. The family moved to the coast in 1960 and they lived in West Vancouver and North Vancouver for thirty years.
He was a member of the Vancouver Board of Trade for many years. After moving to Chilliwack he became a Rotarian. He started the first Probus Club in Chilliwack.
His greatest pleasures in his professional life was helping people plan their investments and retirement. He contributed to many other organizations over the years. Allen and Joyce especially enjoyed their many motorhome trips. He also enjoyed gardening.
A service of celebration will be held at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria Ave., Chilliwack on Saturday, July 27th at 1 pm.
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