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ALLEN, Elizabeth "Betty" Margaret

ALLEN, Elizabeth

In loving memory Elizabeth Margaret “Betty” Allen (nee McCallum)who
passed away peacefully in her sleep in the late evening of Sunday February 11th 2018 after a brief illness.

She was well cared for at Sutherland Hills Rest Home since October 2017. The care staff and nurses all thought she was lovely and enjoyed having her there.
Mom was born in Kamloops, B.C. on April 10th, 1923...she almost made 95!
She did various things throughout her life and she cherished the life- long friends she made along the way. Mom moved to Vancouver in the 60’s where she worked as a “cigarette girl” at the Hotel Vancouver. Later on she worked in the pharmacy department at Robson Drugs on Robson Street where she met my father John. They married July 17th 1962. She then worked at BC Tel as head operator till she learned at 44 yrs old that she was to become a mother for the first time and focused her attention on the home. Mom was an incredible homemaker taking such pride in keeping an immaculate home. Mom and Dad were wonderful cooks and family and friends were always the beneficiary of their incredible 5-star meals! The garden, the grounds and the flowers were ideal for entertaining and they enjoyed having many friends and family over throughout the week.

In later years they travelled thru the United States and Hawaii. Mom and Dad also opened up their home to become Betty’s B&B where they were pleased and amazed to meet so many wonderful strangers who came into their lives and became friends who would visit year after year.
Mom also enjoyed her volunteering time at Prime Time each Monday afternoon at the Seniors Activity Centre in Winfield, BC. where she was President for a time. Mom looked forward each week to seeing all her “special buddies”.

Elizabeth loved to dance and encouraged anyone who would and could to get up and join her on the dance floor. She cared deeply for the residences that came out each week and her friends that volunteered together with her over her 35 years! She had an incredibly generous nature, always remembered birthdays, anniversaries and always kept in close touch with everyone in her life...which were many.
She had a smile for everyone and always made people feel welcome.
She loved her family without exception. Her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren were all incredibly special.

In her immediate life was me, her daughter Kelly, her son-in-law Tony and our children Lily-Ana and William. Prior to her going in to the care home, mom lived with us for 2 ½ years. She loved living with our family and being part of the day to day craziness.
She was predeceased by my Dad June 11th, 2010.
As mom would say... “Till we meet again”. A Celebration for Elizabeth "Betty" will be announced at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com . Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna.250-762-2299

Link: www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com
Condolence Messages
  • Mar 19, 2018
    Dear Kelly,
    Your Mom and I worked together for years at Prime Time where she greeted all the visitors at the door where all looked forward to her smile and love. Her love for others showed in her tender smile as she attended to all. I loved working with her and missed her when she no longer came.
  • Feb 19, 2018
    Dear Kelly, Tony, Lily-Ana and William, my heart goes out to you. Betty was a lovely lady and she always had a smile and hug for me whenever I saw her. She was one of my favourite people. Betty will never be forgotten. She is in your hearts forever! There is a new shining star in the sky right beside John's watching down on all of you. Love Cindy
  • Feb 19, 2018
    Dear Kelly,
    Judy and I want extend our sincere condolences to you and your family. Your mother was a sweet and kind lady with a quick, cute sense of humour who was a joy to see when she came to the office. I know you all will miss her.
    Bryan and Judy Proskiw
  • Feb 18, 2018
    So sorry to hear of your mom's passing, she was a lovely person, we had many nice visits. You were so lucky to have her for so long even though it's never long enough.
    Marlene Hutton
  • Feb 17, 2018
    Kelly, I am far away right now but wanted you to know how sorry I am to see this news. You have always spoken with such love and respect for your Mom as she made various transitions in recent years. It sounded like such a sweet family bond. I hope those memories ease the hurt of this loss.
    Mickey Patryluk
  • Feb 17, 2018
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. We remember how pleased she was when our group sang carols at Sutherland Hills this past Christmas.
    Laura & Wallace Loge
  • Feb 16, 2018
    So very sorry to hear of Betty's passing. She was indeed a sweet, kind and generous lady. She won't be forgotten.
    Linda and Rick McKinney