Harold Allen, 82, of Devlin, Ont., passed away Thursday, June 7, 2001 at McKellar Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont., with his loving family at his side.
He was born March 2, 1919 in Emo, Ont. to the late Thomas and Helen Allen. Harold lived all his life in the Devlin area, moving from their farm in the fall of 1974 to the village of Devlin.
In his earlier years, Harold was employed with the Department of Highways and with George Wagman (land surveyor). Later on, Harold began employment in the maintenance department at Rainycrest Home for the Aged in Fort Frances, Ont., working there until retiring at the age of 65.
Harold enjoyed the outdoors, spending countless hours working on the farm. Harold and Millie also attended many card parties and were regular patrons of dances featuring “old-time” orchestras.
Harold’s great sense of humour endeared him to his many friends, and he will be dearly missed.
Harold was united in marriage March 28, 1942 to the former Mildred “Millie” Tibbs, who predeceased him Nov. 30, 1997.
He is survived by his sons, Jack and wife, Elaine (Anderson), Wayne and wife, Brenda (Hawley), and Murnie and wife, Brenda (Jordens), all of Fort Frances, Ont. He also is survived by four grandsons, Jeff of Kitchener, Ont., Clarke of Fort Frances, Ont., Jason of Thunder Bay, Ont., and Logan of Fort Frances, Ont.
Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Gladys Allen and Alice Allen; and brother-in-law, Zolton Gfellner.
He was predeceased by brothers, Cecil, Stan, Len, twin brother, Earl, in infancy, Wallace, Ralph, and Doug; and sisters, baby girl in infancy, Blanche, Helen, Elsie, and May.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 11, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Guthrie United Church in Devlin, Ont. Barbara Miller officiated, with interment in the Devlin Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bill McLean, Bob McLean, Wayne Salchert, Lyle Kellar, Dave Cooke, and Elder Jack.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to either the Guthrie United Church Devlin, Ont., P0W 1C0, or to the Alzheimer Society, 180 Park Ave., Suite 310, Thunder Bay, Ont., P7B 6J4.