Phyllis Mary Jean Allen
November 28, 1930 ~ October 17, 2010
It is with heavy hearts that the family shares that on the morning of October 17, 2010 the treasured light of (Phyllis Mary) Jean Allen left us.
Jean was born on November 28, 1930 in Crystal City, Manitoba.
Always a person with a sense of adventure, she found her way from the small town of Manville to Calgary in her early years. During those years her friendly nature brought her many lifelong friends and eventually brought her to the love of her life, Gilbert. Jean was never one to sit still for long and she put this energy to use in both her family and her volunteer work with the Cadets, Gleaners and many other causes or people that she took into her heart. There are many who will remember that extra big pot of chili, the always ready extra bedroom for whoever needed it and the sense that you were a part of the family the minute you walked in the door; once you were family, you were family for life, even if your last name was different. It was that extension of her family that brought a richness to all the lives she touched.
Jean also liked to travel and did so to many places with her family. She loved to walk along beaches to pick up stones and shells and forever had pockets, jars and cans full of them.
Jean was preceded by her parents and her beloved Gil and is survived by children Linda (Bruce) and their daughter Christy, Lloyd (Shannon) and their children Kevin (Tanya), Gilbert Joel, Geneisa, Kim (Dave) and their children Gilbert Henri (Kristina), Amy, Chris and Sue, Mark (Mabel) and Shawn (Charlene) and their son Mathen, two great-grandchildren Kaiden and Braelynn, her brother Hal (Nancy) and sisters Emma (Brian), Ruth (Tim) and Midge, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation to the Cancer Center for the Southern Interior be made.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com 250-860-7077.