J. Allan JENKINS
May 12, 1942 – August 9, 2019
It is with great sadness that we must announce the unexpected passing of Allan Jenkins on August 9th at the age of 77. He passed with his adoring wife of 34 years, Cheryl Jenkins, by his side. He was a kind, fun-loving and caring gentleman, as anybody who had the pleasure of meeting him would know. Dad always gave generously of his time and spent all of his life putting others needs before his own. Allan was born in Michel, BC in the Crowsnest Pass to a coal mining family in 1942. Dad grew up in Penticton where he enjoyed all forms of sports but his greatest passion lay in horses. He is best remembered for the 29 years he spent in dedicated service to the Kelowna Fire Department, retiring in 2001 as a lieutenant. Many are the lives he has saved, but even more are the lives he has touched through the power of his magnificent voice announcing horse shows throughout BC and as the voice of the IPE for 46 years. Al’s greatest joy in life, however, was the family he loved so much and would do anything for. He is survived by his wife Cheryl, whom he was devoted to. Dad was very proud of his two sons, Mike (Tori), who inherited his love of sports, and Jeffrey (Allison Wormell), who followed in his footsteps and became a first responder. In the last few months of his life Allan treasured his grandson Finley. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Trinity Church, in The Hub, 1905 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC, where we will have a chance to say goodbye to our husband, father and friend before his final ride. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Fire Fighters Burn Fund in Allan’s memory. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, 250-762-2299.
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J. Allan JENKINS
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Gail & Alan & Quentin James
September 11, 2019
Cheryl, Mike, Jeffrey and family, words cannot express our sadness at the loss of this great man. Our memories are many, from all the horse shows we attended together, Allan riding my trusty Mr, Roberts and winning all the tent pegging events. All the shenanigans at the various Armstrong Fairs.
The fun we had playing slow pitch together: from the worst team in the league, the Bad New Bears, to one of best , Ernies Hosers, such great times.
The memories will live on in our hearts forever.
Gail, Alan and Quentin James
Elaine Anderson (nee Thomas)
August 31, 2019
My memories of Allan are very much like those of our cousin, Donna Webster. Allan was the handsome, tall, active and blond cousin who always seemed so fun-loving and grown up, even at 16. He rode his precious Crown Jewel with much pride and style in western style and let others use her for show jumping. Years later, I recall how excited Mom was when Allan was at BCIT in Burnaby for his trades training and would come for supper. Not having seen each other very much over these intervening years it was such a pleasure to attend Allan's 60th birthday and for we cousins to join Cheryl and Allan for the Cousins Cruise to Alaska in 2012.
It was wonderful to have Allan and Cheryl, along with cousins Betty Ann and Dennis Coles, join our extended family at Rathtrevor Beach on August 7th. To know now that this was just a day before he passed makes it ever more so much of a memory to treasure. Our warmest condolences to Cheryl and her family at this difficult time.
August 20, 2019
My memories of my cousin Allan are mostly from our younger years when our families often gathered during the summer in Penticton. Allan was the handsome cowboy and fun loving cousin who took me horseback riding up into the hills, rollicked with us kids in the lake, and made chores like husking the corn into fun competitions to see who could husk the fastest! Always so much fun and of course, always with that big smile and a twinkle in his eyes. He was a gentleman even as a young boy and that never changed. An honorable man! It was so great to spend the afternoon at Rathtrevor beach and breakfast the following morning with Allan and Cheryl the day before he passed. He will be sorely missed, but he left so many fond memories to remember him by. Rest in peace dear Allan.