Oshawa Funeral Home


Gerald Eugene Allen

August 4, 1950March 29, 2021

It is with deep sadness and never-ending love to announce the passing of Gerald Eugene Allen. Gerald passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his children, on Monday, March 29th, 2021 at the age of 70 years.

He is survived by his children Jennifer (Joe), Kelly (Trevor), Lindsay (Josh) and Michael (Esther) and Shirley Allen (loving mother of his children)

Loving and devoted grandpa of James, Emma, Lauren, Katelyn, Sarah, Harper and Sophie. Affectionately and forever remembered as ‘Papa Gerald’

Gerald grew up on a farm in Blackfoot, Alberta with his mother (Emma), father (Earl) and his brothers Fred, Wilmer, Johnny, Stanley, David, Harvey and his cherished sisters, May and Anna.

He moved to Toronto in 1968 and in 1975 settled in Oshawa, where he made his home and raised his family.

Gerald will always be remembered for his uncanny ability to solve any problem you had, his love for family dinners, chocolate and his hobbies including making quilts for all of his children and grandchildren. Most of all, he will be remembered for the deep love he had for his children and family, and always being the father you could count on.

The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to his palliative Nurse Valerie, his PSW Katelyn and the staff from Lakeridge Health Oshawa palliative care unit. As well to all the friends and extended family who have supported us through this difficult journey.

Visitation will be held at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Thursday, April 1st from 11:30 – 1:30 p.m.

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Private service to follow in the chapel. Livestream of the service will be available via the following link:

Interment Thornton Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


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Matt Jamieson

April 1, 2021

To all of Mr Allen's kids I just want to say how sorry I am for your family's loss. I did not know your dad really well but every single time I saw him he had a smile on his face and was so friendly. It was a pleasure to be around him and he was an amazing guy and will be missed by anyone who ever met him I'm sure. To Jen,Kelly,Lindsay,Mike I'm truly sorry for your loss

Ken & Karen Allen

April 1, 2021

We always looked forward to the times when uncle Gerald & his family would come visit.the family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Sharon Soloway

March 31, 2021

Uncle Gerald will be greatly missed. We loved seeing him every time he came to visit. He liked to remind me every time I talked to him who worked for the better phone company and apparently it wasn’t me. Loved his sense of humour and caring nature. Sending our love and prayers to all .

Debby Weales

March 31, 2021

Dear Jenn, Kelly, Mike, Lindsay and Shirley,
Sending our heartfelt condolences and remembering the great times and Special moments we shared with your Family.
May you all find comfort in the wonderful memories you have of him.
Our Deepest Sympathy ,
Debby, Rick, Jeff and Kevin

Marty and Terry Lynne (Allen) Hines

March 31, 2021

Sending our love and prayers. Uncle Gerald was loved by all. Always enjoyed the times we got to see him and all of you.

Roberta Reyns

March 31, 2021

Hi Jennifer, I said a prayer for you today, that God would touch you with His healing hand and give you the comfort and strength you need to get through this time. May love be what you remember most of you wonderful father. My condolences, Roberta

Gargi Trivedi

March 31, 2021

Hi Jennifer,

No one can replace the love of a parent or fill the void. I am glad you could spend time with him and care for him. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

May his soul rest in peace .