Lucy Allen

Lucy came to Canada as a young child in 1924, after emigrating with her parents from Edinburgh Scotland.
She grew up in Vancouver and eventually worked for the Blue Cross and holidayed with her friends on Bowen Island every summer. It was on Bowen Island that she met her future husband Norm, and they went on to have a wonderful life, raising their one son, Ron.
After building their own home in South Burnaby in the late 40’s, they spent many happy years together, camping every summer in the Okanagan and Christina Lake, and building a log cabin on Little Divide Lake in the Highland Valley.
In 1969 they built another house in Langley, where they had a hobby farm with chickens and ducks and a couple of horses. But the ocean seemed to call, so in 1975 they moved to Vancouver Island, and eventually built a small house overlooking Telegraph Harbour on Thetis Island.
Lu loved to garden, and she and Norm kept the wood stove going for 5 years before Norm passed away in 1983. Mom stayed on for another 15 years, always independent and self-reliant as ever. She loved to read, and helped start the community library on the Island.
She was an excellent seamstress, watercolourist, baker, animal lover, and enjoyed all sorts of music.
Eventually the Island became too isolated for her, and she moved across the channel to Chemainus, where she lived for 20 years and continued to paint, develop a lovely garden, and join a bookclub.
She drove her old yellow pick-up truck till she was 91, and spent many winters pet sitting in Vancouver, in order to be closer to family. A special thanks to to Kathi McClinton and her family for their friendship and support for so many years.
Predeceased by her husband Norm, and her brother Doug, she will be dearly missed by her son Ron (Helen), her 2 grand children, Eric (Marie) and Lisa (Adrian) and her 2 great grandsons Alec and Jacob. Obituary


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