Allen passed away peacefully on March 9, 2008 in hospital in Nanaimo, at the age of 86. Born in North Battleford, Sask. on April 23, 1921, Allen was a veteran of the Second World War, serving his country overseas.

Allen was predeceased by daughter Veronica in 1999. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Olga; son Randy (Ingelise) Arnault, and daughter Rita (Jim) Airth. He also had 4 grandchildren: Kristian Arnault (Shawna), Randy Arnault Jr., Debbie and Angela Airth, and 4 great-grandchildren: Destiny and Deneka Arnault, and Landon and Balin White. He also leaves family and friends in BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Allen’s memory to Canadian Diabetes, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.

A memorial service was held in Nanaimo, March 15th.

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