Jane "Dee" Allen
1948 - 2023
Obituary of Jane Allen
July 24, 1948 – Lethbridge, Alberta
March 12, 2023 – Calgary, Alberta
Dee Allen, beloved wife of Dennis Allen, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Sunday, March 12 at the age of 74 years. Born and raised in Lethbridge, AB, Dee was a member of the elite choral group, the Teen Clefs, under the direction of Anne Campbell, and competed in the 1968 Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales.
Happily married for 53 years, Dee is survived by her devoted husband Dennis, her children Givenne Allen (James Reeves), Jason Allen, and Kenney Sherlock (Brendan Sherlock), and her grandchildren Clayton Hodgins, Cohen Reeves, and Keeley Hodgins. Dee is also survived by her siblings Kathrine Roberts (nee Kenney), Dr. John Kenney, and Tex Kenney, her sister-in-law Barbara Kenney, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. Dee was predeceased by her infant son Shaun David Allen, her parents Ethel and Clyde Kenney, and her brothers, Ross and Perry Kenney.
Dee dedicated 35 years to being an Elementary school educator, firstly, for the Yellowhead School Division and later for the CBE. She enjoyed reading, doing puzzles, travelling, family camping, her book club, sewing, and crafting. She will be most remembered for her outstanding flower garden, her infectious laugh, and the mischievous twinkle she often had in her eyes. The family would like to thank the staff of Unit 68 at South Health Campus for their wonderful care over the past 2.5 months.
Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB) on Monday, March 27, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Mrs. Allen’s service streamed live (see below) on the day of the service. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, Unit 590, 1212 – 31 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7S8 Telephone: (403) 263-5300 or (toll-free): 1 (866) 547 – LIFE (5433), www.lls.org/canada.
In living memory of Dee Allen, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, Ab t2x 3j3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.
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