Douglas Allen

Douglas Allen passed away on March 26, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. He was born on August 21, 1929 at St. Paul, Alberta. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Pamela Mary who died January 25; parents, Walter and Mabel Allen; brothers, Walter and John Allen and sisters Edith Reynolds, Jessie Reynolds, Grace Allen and Beatrice Allen. He is survived by his step-children Alec Malcomson (Linda), Port Alberni; Ian Malcomson (Belle), Victoria; Lindsay Winter (Ralph), Victoria; grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also survived by his nieces Barbara Descoteau (Allan), Parksville; Margaret McCullum (John), Burnaby; Caroline Bainbridge (Roy), Port Coquitlam; and nephews Richard Reynolds (Lori), Port Alberni; and Donald McCullum, Surrey.

Douglas grew up on a small farm near St. Paul, Alberta until the family moved to a dairy farm in Coombs, BC in 1943. The family then moved to Port Alberni where he worked at the Somass mill until he retired. In his spare time he gardened for seniors, cut firewood and served as a member of the RCMP auxiliary. After the passing of his parents he moved with his sister Jessie to Parksville where he met and married the love of his life, Pamela Mary Malcomson in 1980. They travelled extensively and lived between Vancouver Island and Whiterock.

A small graveside service will be held on April 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm at Yates Cemetery in Port Alberni BC. A huge thank you to the staff at Mt. St. Mary Hospital, Victoria for the loving care given to Douglas the past three years. He “would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord”.

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