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Deloy "Del" David Allen

March 8, 1939 ~ October 23, 2021 (age 82)

Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce Del (Deloy) Allen, beloved husband of Carolyne Allen, passed peacefully at home on October 23rd, 2021, at the age of 82.

Del was born in Foremost, Alberta, on March 8th, 1939 and did all of his schooling in Lethbridge and then Calgary, where he studied to be a journeyman electrician at SAIT. Del met Carolyne in March of 1968, and they were married four years later on March 25th, 1972, in Lethbridge, Alberta.

In 1973, Del and Carolyne moved to Page, Arizona, where Del first worked on the Navajo Generating Plant and then the Cholla Power Plant in Holbrook, and they spent nearly ten years in Arizona. Other than Arizona, Del worked in many places as a construction electrician, BC, Northwest Territories, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

When the Allen’s moved back to Canada, they decided on Picture Butte and then settled in Claresholm. Del completed the last ten years of his career in Fort McMurray, retiring at the age of 69 - although he would have kept going if he could, he loved his trade. Sadly, he developed dementia not long after retirement, with the last few years being a tremendous struggle for him.

Del is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Carolyne and his brother Don, numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews who visited often. 

He is predeceased by his parents Helen and Pete Allen, brothers Tom and Pork (Delerith), his mother-in-law Kathleen Pierson, father-in-law Howard Pierson and brother-in-law Keith Pierson.

Del was dearly loved by his friends and family and will be missed by many. Donations may be made in Del’s memory to The Alzheimer Society of Alberta (#306, 10430 - 61 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T6H2J3).

 

I experienced such love and kindness during Del’s lengthy illness and recent passing. The visits from family and friends were always so appreciated. I would like to make special mention of Dr. Leishman, Carman and the nurses in Home Care for their help and support, which enabled me to have Del stay at home. I will be forever grateful to all of you for the beautiful days Del and I had because of your hard work. 

A special thank you to Zentner Funeral Homes in Claresholm; Chad Zentner and Annalisa Harrison were such a great help. They put me completely at ease and helped me get through the process of Del’s funeral, step by step. Thank you to Reverend Gillian Breckenridge and Reverend Steve Bateman at the St. Augustine Church in Lethbridge; they were wonderful and helped me immensely, the service was beautiful.

To friends and family, thank you for the calls, food, cards and flowers; it was all so appreciated. A special thank you to the pallbearers and Stephanie and Treena for the beautiful eulogy during Del’s service. I truly felt at peace and felt your love; thank you for giving me that gift.

- Carolyne Allen

 

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