After a lengthy illness, Clarence Allen passed away in the Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital in Castor on Nov. 7 at the age of 79 years.
Clarence was the oldest of six children born in Castor on Jan. 21, 1936 to Harold and Goldie Allen. He attended Pollux School until, at a young age, went to work for several farmers.
In 1961 he married Therese Dion and they had four children. In 1965 Clarence went to work for Filipenko Brothers where he worked for over 30 years hauling gravel and operating a gravel crusher.
In 1978 he married Anne Phillips and her three daughters were now part of the family.
Clarence loved music, dancing and playing cards with friends. After his retirement he took up golfing and spent many happy hours on the golf course and afternoons always included the ‘number game’ at the coffee shop which was always good for a laugh.
Clarence was predeceased by his parents Harold and Goldie; sister Peggy and brothers Merle (Ken) and Don. Clarence is survived by his wife Anne of 37 years; his sons Laverne and Lorne (Annette); daughters Teny (Darrell) Lang and Roberta (Wayne) Smith; step daughters: Brenda (Joe) Allore, Sandy (Frank) Vogt and Connie (Mike) Gould; 14 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; brother Jim and sister Phyllis; as well as other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held at Knox United Church on Nov. 7, 2015 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Barbara Zimmerman officiating.
Long time friend Walter Mabbot gave the eulogy while Sandy Vogt read a poem written by her sister Brenda Allore. Knox United Church Choir led the chosen hymns while Cathy Schaffner presented her gift of music; as the family left the service, one of Clarence’s favourite songs “Somewhere My Love” was played.
Pallbearers were Jesse Vogt, Nash Vogt, Luke Gould, Ty Gould, Clinton Allen, Brandon Allen and Evan McCarvill as Clarence was laid to rest at Castor Municipal Cemetery.
The UCW presented a lovely luncheon while friends and family shared time together in the Upper Hall. Memorial donations may be made to Paintearth Lodge, Castor Golf Club or your own choice of charity. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.parkviewfuneralchapels, who were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.