September 23, 2020
Elaine Allen passed away in Port Alberni, BC on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at the age of 83 years.
Predeceased by her parents Agietta and James Maddison; brother Bill and sister in law Shirley.
Elaine is survived by her husband Robert Allen; sons Mark (Brenda) and Scott (Erin); grandchildren Maryah, Keyana, Aysia and Nathan; nieces and nephews Michael, Sandra, Karen and Dwayne and sister in law Brenda (Tom).
Elaine was born in Spring Hill Nova Scotia and after completing High School she attended Truro Teachers College. She met Robert while ice skating and they were married Dec 30, 1959.
In 1960 they moved to British Columbia and shortly after she began teaching primary grades at Wood Elementary School. She completed her BC teaching degree at the University of Victoria and continued to teach at Wood Elementary for over 30 years.
Elaine would often meet former students around town and she remembered every one. Later in her career she even taught the children of her previous students.
Elaine loved to read and had so many books she could easily have started her own bookstore. She also loved to travel, making many trips back to her home in Nova Scotia. She and Robert also traveled extensively through the US and particularly liked the warmer states in the winter months.
Many stories were shared at family gatherings of growing up in Nova Scotia and reminiscing about the winters ice skating and the coal mining days. Elaine’s four grandchildren held a special place in her heart and she loved to spoil them, especially at Christmas.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date when friends and family can safely be together.
Stories, condolences and messages to the family may be made at www.chapelofmemories.ca
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