Beth "Elizabeth" Muriel Colborne Gellatly Allan

September 14, 1920December 6, 2010

Allan, Elizabeth "Beth" Muriel Colborne (Gellatly) September 14, 1920 to December 6, 2010

Unexpectedly passed away at her new home in Kelowna at the age of 90 years. Beth was predeceased by her husband Gordon in 1992. She will be sadly missed by her daughters Lynn McKenzie, Jean Smith, Taylore Sinclaire (Bill Acheson), Judy Kunzli, Claire Ewbank (Alan) and her grandchildren Jennifer (Cameron), Jason (Kris), Heather, Marisa (James), Austin, Dean, Kristi, Michael, Karli, Steven, Glen and 6 great grandchildren.

Beth was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch No.26 and the BC Dragoons Whizzbang Assoc. Beth was born in Kelowna to Arthur (Muriel) Gellatly, youngest son of David E. Gellatly, patriarch of the Gellatly Nut Farm. Beth was the bookkeeper of the family business Comet Delivery Service that Gordon and his partner started up after the war. Beth was known for her sense of humour, many hours of volunteering with the Auxiliary, organizational and cooking skills and her love of gardening.

A memorial service will announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Beth's name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Gellatly Nut Farm Society,2375 Whitworth Rd., West Kelowna,BC V4T 2K3

Arrangements under the direction of First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC.


  • Memorial Celebration Saturday, June 4, 2011

Beth "Elizabeth" Muriel Colborne Gellatly Allan

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December 16, 2010

To Beth Allan's family:
I write to express my deep condolences at Beth's passing. She was a wonderful lady, and in the late 1990's I often talked with her--she was a longtime listener of CKOV, where I still work although the 'call letters' have changed.
I met Beth through her calls and letters to me, and we sometimes sat in her kitchen, her telling me Comet Delivery stories and showing me pictures. I used to make half-hearted offers to purchase some of her CKOV memorabila--she told me she used to enter all the contests--and she'd just laugh. I did purchase some old records (my passion), and we had great chats.
Some years ago we lost contact, and I regret it because she had a wonderful personality, a sharp wit, and was a pleasure to spend time with. My deepest regrets concerning her passing; please tell all that as far as this man is concerned, you had a terrific mother and grandmother.
I'd appreciate hearing the date and location of a public memorial. Kim Calloway '' 250-763-6397 (newsroom)

December 11, 2010

Beth, I miss you. Thank-you for the laughs and especialy your friendship. I enjoyed getting to know the 'lady with the yellow door'. You are special to all of Tana