Sylvia Anne Allen

May 5, 1939October 8, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce Sylvia Anne Allen (née Macdonell) passed away peacefully on October 8, 2021, at the age of 82. Sylvia was born on May 5, 1939 at RIH in Kamloops. She was the 4th & youngest child of John and Angela Macdonell. Sylvia leaves behind her 5 children; Norm (Jackie), Barb, Michael (Paula), Dawn (Bruce) & Tracy as well as 9 grandchildren; Ashley, Matthew, Spencer, Andrew, Jacob, James, Madison, Daniel & Jonathan; 2 sisters, Joan & Gail and numerous nieces and nephews from both the Macdonell and Allen families. Sylvia is predeceased by her husband Dave, grandson Zachary, foster daughter Selena & brother John. When the Allen family moved to Kamloops in 1976, Mom landed a position as Teacher’s Assistant and worked with special needs children at Fitzwater School for many years. She enriched many lives with her patience, caring and love as well as made life-long friends. Her commitment to the special needs community was exemplary by opening up her home for foster and respite care. There will be service held at 1pm on October 22nd, 2021 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) 635 Tranquille Rd, Kamloops. Due to Covid-19 regulations there will be minimal capacity and facemasks are required to be worn. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to 250-314-1136

Special thank you to the staff and residents at Ridgeview Lodge in Kamloops In lieu of gifts, the family would like to ask that donations be made to the BC SPCA or an animal rescue of your choice in Sylvia’s name.


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Audry & Bill O’Donovan

October 25, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom, mom in law & grandma! Sylvia was a sweet lady who touched the lives of many by her kind, loving ways! May you find comfort in all those special moments & memories with her!

Ray and Sharon Lamore

October 22, 2021

We remember Sylvia as a loving and generous person welcoming our son Bruce into the family 23 years ago.

Mike and Pat Kitamura

October 20, 2021

Mike and I send our condolences on the passing of Sylvia to all her family. We felt lucky to have had her as our neighbour for 30+ years. She always took such good care of her family. There were many good visits over the fence. Her gestures of appreciation for the help we gave with autumn leaf and winter snow/ice removal were always thoughtful. In fact, there is still a plant pot in our home that invokes memories of her. Sylvia was a lovely person.

With sympathy, Mike and Pat Kitamura

Melissa Webb

October 17, 2021

Dear Mike and family;
The chapel community from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart at 19 Wing Comox send our condolences and prayers to you and your family.

A donation will be made in your mother's memory to the 19 Wing Benevolence Fund.

Wayne & Melissa Webb