Peacefully at home on Saturday, May 8, 2021, in the company of his best friend and loving wife Christine (Willert) Allen for over 43 years. Proud father of Lindsay and Barry Skinn, Ken Jr. and Ashley Allen, and Lisa Jaques and Aaron Swick. Adored papa of Addison McPherson, Olivia Swick, the late Oli and the late Boone Skinn, Darla and Buddy Allen, and Sally Skinn. Greatly missed by his four legged children; Angus, Hunter, Josie, Gracie, KC, and Sierra. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Brian and Terry Allen and their family (Jason and Amey Allen, Juliette Allen and Richard Johnson), and Donna and Paul Maginnis. Fondly remembered by many family members John and Colleen Burns and family, Kelly VanWelzen, John Melo, Brendan, Nicholas, and Brooke Johnston. Ken will be missed by his many cousins, extended family and the Willert family. Predeceased by his parents Donald and Jessie (Morgan) Allen, parents-in-law Bruce and Noreen Willert, uncle Willy and aunt Ellen VanWelzen, and uncle Roy Barrett.
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Visitation will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, EXETER on Friday from 1-3 and 5-7 PM. Due to Provincial COVID-19 restrictions, each person must RSVP for the visitation. Please click “Register Now” below to register.
A private family funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 15th at 11:11 AM. Cremation to follow with interment Exeter Cemetery. Though the service is private, the family invites you to join with them from the comfort of your own home. Stream the service live or at your convenience by visiting www.facebook.com/haskettfh.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Adopt-A-Pet Pet Rescue, Lucknow (cheque, cash or e-transfer (firstname.lastname@example.org)), Stratford Perth Humane Society or a local animal shelter of your choice would be appreciated by Ken.
Ken’s last words shared to all of his family and friends hours before he passed away…
“NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, SEE YOU AT HOME.”
A lot of people think that living as a couple is always peachy, but this is not the reality. Living with the person you love is not what everyone thinks it is. You don’t wake up early in the morning for breakfast together in bed every morning. It’s not snuggling in bed together until you sleep peacefully every night. It’s not always having the house clean and food freshly made every day.
Living with the person you love is arguing for simple things, like who forgot to takeout the trash, it’s sleeping because the day has been hard and you’re exhausted, it’s arguing over financial issues, its someone who takes you bed sheets away when you sleep and you wake up in the cold.
But despite everything, every day you expect to see that person eagerly or go home everyday to meet that same person you know loves you and cares about you. You laugh together the moment you do something funny, its intimacy with each other, its cooking dinner together as you talk and making it easier because you both had a complicated day.
It’s living an emotional crisis and having someone who sits next to you, hugs you and tells you that everything will be fine and you believe it.
It is loving that same person even when it drives you crazy and pulls you out of your box. Living with the person you love is arguing for silly things constantly, but it’s also having a love that many people spend their lives looking for. It’s the times that people try to break you up, but the love was stronger. It’s not perfect and it’s very difficult to keep it balanced every day, but it’s wonderful and the best you can experience, because if it were easy it wouldn’t be worth it.
That’s why every day you think… “NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS SEE YOU AT HOME.”
“Nuair Sinn Coinnich Arichus” (Til We Meet Again)