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 Main Hall.
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Joe and Marion Duncan
Our sincere sympathy to all the family in your Father’s passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Darlene, as you lay your fathers to rest in peace.
So sorry to hear about the loss of your father Darlene. My deepest sympathies to you and your entire family.
With love, Sandy
I was sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. We lost track of him after living in Lucan and was surprised to learn that he was as close as Ailsa Craig, or we would have let him know when Mother (Olive Romphf) passed away ~ Jan. 02, 2009. I don’t know if you were old enough to remember, but we were neighbours when we were kids and went to #12 McGillivray. I have school pictures with some of you in them, if you ever want to get together to see them, let me/us know. You Dad & Mother were good neighbours. With sincere condolenses.
Shirley (Romphf) Perriam
P.O. Box 83
Donna (Romphf) McLinchey
Cyrille & Anne Hartman
Darlene , Don & Family,
Sorry to hear of your father’s passing.
Cyrille & Anne
Hellen Bulanda-from BMO Lucan
Diane and family-
Sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He certainly will be remembered by the family and friends he left behind.
My deepest sympathy Darlene in the passing of your father. I remember many good times spent with you as a teenager. Also remember your Dad for his humor.
My thoughts and sympathy are with you at this time.
Annie sacred heart minister of Eucharist parkhill
May the loving arms of our Lord bring Don to God,s heavenly home It was a pleasure to have come to celebrate communion with Don at. Criagwell Gardens May Don rest in peace. Annie.
Drew and Jo-Anne MacGregor
Dear Darlene, Dianne, Duke, Harley and families. We were sorry to hear of your father’s passing. We have lots of great memories of good times spent at your family home on the farm. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies at this time of your loss and relish the great times you had together.
Sincerely, Drew and Jo-Anne
I am so very sorry to hear of Don’s passing – Don was a dear friend and so very kind to my Mom for many years, my sincere sympathy to all the family for the loss of a loving Father and friend of many. sincerely Betty
Alex & Donna Westman
We are very sad to hear of Dons passing. Don sat across from Donna at the dinner table for a few months and we always felt joy to see his smile.