OBITUARY

Mrs. Avonne Lois Deidre Allen

April 14, 1939September 6, 2019
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Avonne Lois Deidre Allen (nee Rockwell)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Avonne, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Avonne passed away peacefully on September 6, 2019 at Nicola Lodge in Port Coquitlam, BC . The Family would like to send a huge thank you to all the staff at the Coho Neighbourhood at Nicola Lodge for all their love, laughter, caring and support towards Avonne and the family over the past three years.

Avonne was born on April 14,1939 in Lanigan, Saskatchewan. As a young child, her family moved to Aldergove, BC. Where she spent her youth exploring the countryside on the family farm and playing softball. As a young woman and into her adult years she worked for CP Rail then Via Rail in Vancouver until her retirement.

She is predeceased by her parents Everett (Ed) and Elva Rockwell, brother Ed Rockwell and husband Grant Allen.

She will be sadly missed by her brother Dale Rockwell; her sons & their wives Leigh (Donna), Michael (Kathy), Shawn (Leanne), Ryan (Yanie), (DIL Pamela) and grand children Ashley, Christopher, Aliesha, Mitchell, Katelyn, Cassandra, Harrison, Tanner and their partners.

Three Great grand children Oliver, Russell, Lydia and numerous relatives.

She loved to sew, knit and especially Christmas bake, but most of all she loved and lived for her family.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service followed by a light lunch on Tuesday September 17, 2019 at 11:30 am. Forest Lawn Funeral Chapel 3789 Royal Oak Avenue Burnaby, B.C.

Burial to follow at 3:00pm at Ocean View Funeral home, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby.

In lieu of flowers a donation to the “Alzheimer Society of BC” www.alzhiemerbc.org 604-681-6530 or at the service would be much appreciated.

Services

  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 17, 2019
  • Reception Tuesday, September 17, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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Mrs. Avonne Lois Deidre Allen

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Kristal Smith

September 19, 2019

Dear Allen Family.

Avonne's service was so beautiful/touching yesterday.

What a wonderful mother - mother-in-law, nana and great nana she was. She will be missed by you all.

I will always remember her smile and laugh and OMG those christmas treats she baked - I was so lucky to experience the delicious magic of her baking.

Hugs to you all

Love Kristal

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