Cruikshank’s Halifax Funeral Home

2666 Windsor Street, Halifax, NS


Kathleen Evelyn Hawboldt-Allen

December 7, 1943May 17, 2020

Kathleen (Kaye) Evelyn Hawboldt-Allen, 76 of Halifax, passed on May 16, 2020. Born in Upper Dyke, NS on December 7, 1943. Our mother was the 4th youngest of 14 children of Norris and Annie (nee Sweet) Hawboldt. Mom attended Cornwallis District High School the Mack Business College. In 1961, she married our father Malcom (Mack) Leslie Allen and had three daughters. Like many of her generation, Mom balanced a career and family. She worked full time for the New Brunswick Government and TRA Foods in the area of accounting.

At the age of 50, she sold her possessions and drove across Canada to begin a new adventure in Whitehorse Yukon, where her oldest daughter lived. While there she worked at Gibbs Group Home and the Yukon Government and volunteered at Sacred Heart Cathedral and Mary House.

Upon retirement, Mom bought a camper van and drove back “home” to Nova Scotia. Back in Halifax, she spent her time volunteering with the Daily Bread Outreach, going on camping trips with her grandchildren and her dog Princess. She went on many trips to see her friends and daughters in western Canada.

Mom’s interests were varied; she was a foster mother, owned and operated a dog kennel for many years, designed and built two homes, gardened, enjoyed refinishing furniture, and she loved golf. She was a life-long learner and completed a Religious Studies degree from St. Francis Xavier University in 2002 and the Atlantic School of Theology in 2017. Mom was a volunteer spiritual director for hospital patients in her retirement and helped plan funerals for parishioners at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. She also went on various religious pilgrimages to Medjugorje. Mom had a strong faith and it gave her great comfort over her adult life.

As her daughters, we always knew that she was proud of us and that we came first. Mom was patient, kind, very generous, and she loved being a grandmother. She will be fondly remembered by her friends and family and will be missed terribly.

Kathleen is survived by three daughters, Brenda Allen (Victoria, BC) partner, Rick Diment, Karen Allen (Edmonton, AB) spouse, Martin St-Onge, and Cyndy Allen (Halifax, NS) spouse, Brian Rawding; grandchildren Jordan, Shannon, Mathieu, Christopher, Ted, William, Kathleen, and a large extended family. She was predeceased by her husband, Malcolm Leslie Allen

Due to Covid -19, there will be no visitation, and a celebration of Mom’s life and burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Daily Bread Outreach at the St. Mary’s Basilica where mom volunteered for many years.

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Kathleen Evelyn Hawboldt-Allen

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Christine & Andrew Burke & family

May 24, 2020

Dear Cyndy, Brian, Teddy, Will & Kathleen,

We were so very sorry to hear of your mother and grandmother’s passing. She sounded like quite a remarkable woman who lead a very full life; rich in family and faith. We hope you are able to find comfort in fond memories of her and from the love and caring of those around you.
Thinking of you all.
With sympathy and understanding,
Christine, Andrew & family

Felicia Ugwu

May 23, 2020

Dear Cindy, Karen and Brenda,
I am saddened to learn about your dear mom, Kaye. I had the privilege and great pleasure of meeting and knowing her during a time of RCIA at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.
She was very supportive, offered prayers for my family, and was always around to chat before, during and after both the meetings and weekend mass. I miss her beautiful smile already. She will be deeply missed as a very special human being. May her soul rest in peace and may you all find comfort in your memories of her.
Felicia Ugwu

Trudy Comeau

May 22, 2020

Dear Cindy, Karen and Brenda,
Words cannot express how deeply I will miss your mother. She and I have journeyed though many faith programs together and I considered her to be a very dear friend. She introduced me to the Daily Bread Program probably 7 years ago and we were a team (with a few others!). I will remember her laugh, her gentle voice and how caring she was for everyone she met. We last spoke in April and I knew she wasn't well. You and your families have been in my prayers and will continue to be.
I was very blessed to have your mom in my life.
With love to all of you. Trudy Comeau

Susan Sweet

May 21, 2020

So very sorry to hear about Kaye.

Susan Sweet

Kerry and Dan Daley

May 21, 2020

Dear Brenda, Cyndy and Karen,
Your beautiful mom will be so missed by her many friends at our church and parish. We were lucky enough to get to know her better, through after mass brunch with Diane and Dominique, and on our pilgrimage to Fatima and Medjugorje in 2017.
Kaye was very intelligent, kind, gentle and loving. She spoke lovingly and with great pride of her daughters and grandkids on a regular basis. Her deep faith in our Lord was evident, but she never pushed her beliefs upon people. We saw her live out her faith by example in words and service to many. She was a go-to Pray-er to many of us!
May God Bless you all and may you take comfort (in time) knowing Kaye resides in her heavenly home, free of pain and suffering.
With our love and prayers for your families
Kerry and Deacon Dan

Rita Russell

May 20, 2020

I met Kay when I was a volunteer at Daily Bread Outreach. She was such a nice person, always took the time to listen and ask how you were doing. Kay had a ready laugh, loved to share stories of her adventures and I really enjoyed working with her. God Bless her. My sincere condolences to Kay’s family.

Faye Calder

May 20, 2020

My beautiful sister will be sorely missed, I had no idea when we spoke last week that it would be our last conversation. RIP Our thoughts and prayers are with her girls and their families.

Jackie Mahoney

May 20, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Kaye's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Take comfort in the many memories you have.
Blessings to you all!
Jackie Mahoney

Ken Gillis

May 20, 2020

Kaye will be greatly missed by guests and fellow volunteers at Daily Bread Outreach. Worked with Kaye for ten wonderful years at St.Mary's serving many guests and sharing family stories as grandparents. Photo of myself and the late Chris Martin, the Friday " A team" at daily Bread.

Christine Herlihy

May 20, 2020

When I was assigned to Maryhouse, Whitehorse, I met your mom Kaye. She was a wonderful women and inspired me with her strong faith. She was involved in a woman's faith sharing group we had at Maryhouse for 2 years. We got to know her very well and shared many good times . I remember how happy she was to go back to Nova Scotia. I am so grateful to have known Kaye. She was so proud of all her daughters and shared many stories about you. May the Lord of all consolation comfort you. Christine Herlihy


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