Mary Kathleen “Kaye” Allan

Our Grandmother and Mother passed away peacefully with her family at her side on December 28, 2011 at the Invermere & District Hospital. She was born on March 22, 1914 in Heward, Saskatchewan and resided in Invermere since July 1971. She served as a Lieutenant Nursing Sister in WWII from 1943-1946. Kaye married husband Donald on January 5, 1951 in Prince George, B.C.

She will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her children Gordon (Reta), Barry (Darlene), Helen (Jerry) and her six grandchildren, whom she adored: Derek, Andrea, Marc, Jarret, Holly (Ed), Emily (Cole). Kaye will also be sadly missed by her step-daughter, Donna (Gary), their children, Michael, David and Lisa, and her four sister-in-laws, Helen Luedtke, Ruth Allan, Kathryn Allan and Muriel Rose, and her half-brother, Bill Rose.

Kaye was predeceased by her husband Donald, sister Marjorie, and grandson Stewart.

Kaye was up-to-date with modern technology, emailing and chatting on FaceTime with her family and flying through books on her Kindle. She enjoyed sports, especially curling (when the Scotties or the Brier were on, everything else on her busy schedule came to a halt!) and keeping current with world events.

The Allan Family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the Doctors and Staff of Invermere Hospital, especially Dr. Ross, Teena Godlien, Kim Willox and Aggie Kot, as well the staff at the Columbia Valley Garden Village, especially Dawson McKay and Erin Hann.

A celebration of her life was held at the Christ Church Trinity on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 1:00 pm. Donations in her memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.

Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh.com


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