Phyllis Rhona Allan

October 27, 1918December 29, 2010

Allan, Phyllis R. It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of our wonderful mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and friend who died peacefully Wednesday, December 29th, in her 93rd year. Phyllis was born in Tredegar, Wales Oct 27, 1918. As a war bride, Phyllis sailed to Canada to be with her husband, Capt. J. Harvie Allan, in Dunnville, ON. Harvie predeceased her in 2001. Phyllis showed all of us what it is to be strong, courageous and through her example leaves an amazing legacy. Upon her arrival in Dunnville, she began an active life raising her 5 sons, being a curler and golfer, volunteering for Grace United Church (UCW), the Lionesses, Kinettes and many other worthwhile community causes. Gran had a passion for reading, Scrabble with the family, anytime, and enjoyed her bridge club for decades. Phyllis is survived, and remembered lovingly by her children Jim (Jean) in Vancouver with children Morgan, Galen, Erin (and their mother Jean McTavish), Bladen and Kaali; Peter (Mary) in Waterdown with children James (Cardiff UK), Kim (Whistler), Courtney (and their mother Melanie) , Kyle and Emily; Philip (Valerie and her daughter, Madison) in Aurora with children Beth (Fort Saskatchewan AB) and David (and their mother Barb) , Scott (Barb) in Aurora with children Caitlin, Laura , and Meredith; Jeff (Karin) in Aurora with children Greg and Kristy. Phyllis will also be missed by many nieces and nephews from her pre-deceased sisters, Vera and Margaret, and her supportive friend and caregiver Terry Lewis. A Funeral service will be held Wednesday January 5th at 11am at Trinity Anglican Church 79 Victoria St., Aurora with internment at the family gravesite in Dunnville on Thursday January 6th at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations would be gratefully accepted by The Able Network, <> , or 44 Metcalfe St., Aurora, ON. L4G 1E6. Arrangements entrusted to the Thompson Funeral Home, Aurora (905 727-5421). On-line condolences may be made at


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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January 7, 2011

We were so sorry to read of the passing of your mother. She was truly a wonderful soul!
Thinking of all of you at this difficult time.

Gary Simpson and Lynn Holland

January 6, 2011

Peter, Mary and the entire family, our deepest sympathy to the entire Family for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
The Randall Family

January 6, 2011

Phil, our sincere condolences to you and your family. arny and carmen kondrat

January 5, 2011

What wonderful memories Ruth and I have of our association with the Allan family during our eight years at Grace United Church. Phyllis's British reserve sometimes masked her true feelings and humour, but she was always a joy to be around. She produced a wonderful family -- to whom we extend our sincere sympathy and good wishes. The "builders" have gone, but they have left sturdy "structures." (Rev.) Bob & Ruth Tschanz, Hamilton.

Deidre Bjornson

January 5, 2011

To all of the Allan men - I wish you my deepest condolences with the passing of your dear mother, Phyllis. She was inspirational in my life - she lived with class, humour and true determination. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

January 4, 2011

Gwyn & Viona Jones from Pentyrch Wales send you our deepest sympathy on the loss of Phyllis. We remember with affection her visits to our house with
her sister Margaret whose death we also mourn. She always insisted on Gwyn giving her jokes (all clean ones) which she assured us would be regaled to her friends when giving.accounts of her visits here.
We remember her visits to our home with love and affection and we will have happy memories of the time she spent in our company. She will be sadly missed by us and by her family and friends.

Doug Hammond

January 4, 2011

Dear Allan Family:

We send our sincere condolances to you all on the death of Phyllis. We were fortunate to have met her just once, and were so impressed with her sparkle and zest for life. She will be a large loss to you all.

Thinking of you Libby & Doug Hammond

Julie Cruickshank

January 4, 2011

We are so sorry to hear of Phyllis's passing. A life well lived, filled with love. Please know that your entire family is our prayers during this difficult time of grieving. Julie and Jim Oliver

Matthew Smith

January 3, 2011

To the Allan boys and their families,
I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing, I feel lucky to have known her. She led such a full life, had a strong sense of purpose and a wicked sense of humor. Your mother and Harvie were very kind and hostpitable to my family. She will be missed by many.

Donna MacQuarrie

January 3, 2011

Christmas is a particularly difficult time for the loss of a loved one but reading about Phyllis' life certainly shows what a wonderfully rich life she had. Cherish the memories.