It is with heavy hearts, we the family of Donald W. Allen announce his peaceful passing on February 26th, in his 97th year; born on December 3rd, 1918 to Edward and Florence Allen of McGillivray Township. Loving husband of the late Margaret Mary (Gooding) Allen (1984); survived by his children Darlene and Donald Smith of Barrie, Donald Jr and Alma Allen of Ballymote, Diane and Lionel Bryan of London and Harley and Cathy Allen of Barrie. Dear brother of Ronald Allen of Denfield. Don will be missed by his thirteen grandchildren. Predeceased by his granddaughter Cheryl Lynn (1997). Loving great grandfather of twenty-seven, and great great grandfather of Danica. He was predeceased by his sisters Sarah (2011), Irene (1989), brothers Lawrence (1988) and Dolph Allen (2014), and by his dear friend and companion Anne Duncan. Dad farmed for many years, also employed at Loeb’s, London, retiring at the age of 65. Dad was a hard working man and his love for antique furniture kept him busy stripping furniture until the age of 87. Dad travelled to the U.S., Canada, Caribbean and Central American. The family wishes to extend thanks and gratitude to all the staff of Craigwiel Gardens Nursing Home who cared for Dad so well throughout the past six years. It is because of their love and caring that Dad felt at home.
Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Sunday, March 1st, 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick Church, 32922 Richmond Street, Lucan on Monday, March 2nd at 11 am with Father Dariusz Lewandowski, C.S.M.A. presiding. Interment St. Patrick Cemetery, Lucan.
Donations to St. Patrick Church or Craigwiel Gardens in lieu of flowers would be appreciated by the family.
Parish prayers will be said in the Funeral Home on Sunday evening at 8:00 pm.
Lunch to follow at the Lucan Community Centre in the Leprechaun Hall.
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