December 4, 1927 – May 18, 2020
Bruce Allen of Courtenay, B.C. passed away on May 18 after months of failing health. He died peacefully at his home in Courtenay with his sons Brian and Gary and their wives Pat and Melanie and his beloved wife and partner Mady at his side.
Bruce was born on December 04, 1927 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Bruce was the second youngest of five children and as a young man worked very hard to support his family by helping his mom Mary and dad Carl with lobster fishing. Bruce joined the RCAF and was transferred to Dawson Creek, B.C. where he met his first wife Alice, the mother of his three loving children, Phyllis, Brian and Gary. When Bruce left the Airforce, he worked at different jobs including managing a motel/restaurant/gas station in Swift River, Yukon Territory and driving a truck for Dutton Williams. After leaving the Yukon, Bruce and Alice moved back to Dawson Creek. In 1964, they moved to Courtenay with three kids in tow. Bruce started his long career with B.C. Telephone. A transfer with B.C. Tel moved the family to Cranbrook, then Victoria for a few years and then transferred back to Courtenay where he retired in 1984. Alice passed away in the same year and Bruce remained single until he met his 2nd wife Mady Davis and her son Steven. Bruce and his loving partner Mady were married in 1988 and they resided in Courtenay.
Bruce was a great sportsman. He played golf, played, and coached men’s fastball, curled and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He particularly enjoyed his golf and Tuesday morning coffees and TimBits with his great pals Levy and Mike.
The Allen family would extend its heartfelt thanks to Mady’s niece Ursula Adams (Steve) for their care and assistance with Bruce, along with Bruce’s healthcare practitioners Dr. Reggler and Dr. Tien.
Bruce is survived by his wife Mady, children Phyllis (Marilyn), Brian (Pat), Gary (Melanie), Steven Davis (Lena), six grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Bruce’s Life will be held at a later date to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SPCA.
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