March 26, 1929 – December 15, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Gwendolyn (Gwen) Blanche Allan at Bashaw Meadows Lodge on December 15, 2020 at the age of 91 years. Gwen was born on March 26, 1929 in Camrose, Alberta and was the eldest daughter to Walter & Goldie Stern and lived on a farm near Ohaton, Alberta.
She moved to Alix, Alberta in 1950 to work at the Alix Hotel Café. It was in Alix that she met Jim Allan, fell in love and married on July 14, 1951. They then farmed north of Alix until Jim passed on September 28, 1982.
In October of 1983, Gwen was fortunate to start her second life with Mel Marshall of Bonanza, Alberta and farmed in the Cotillion area until 2016 when they sold the farm and moved into Spirit River, Alberta until Mel passed in June 2018. Gwen then moved back to Central Alberta to be close to her children and resided in Bashaw until her passing.
She is survived by her son Alister (Linda) and daughter Marilyn (Brad); grandchildren Colin (Suzanne), Jason (Crystal), Laurie (Ernie), Jackie (Gary), Kris (Ross), and Scott (Kari); great-grandchildren Johnathon, Matthew, Anna, Heidi, Nicholas, Natalie, Cody, Jordan, Jayden, Caleigh and Maddox; sister Darlene (Dave) and family; and sister-in-law Eve Keates and family.
Gwen is also survived by Mel’s family: Yvonne (Buck), Sandra, Kathy (Shad) and Bruce; grandchildren Laryssa, Derrick, Matthew, Miranda, Kailene, Brandon, Gregory, Scott, Karen, Thomas, and Dylan; and
Gwen was predeceased by her parents Walter & Goldie; brother Roy; Jim and Mel; and many other relatives.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Bashaw Meadows Resident’s Association at Box 2000, Bashaw, Alberta T0B 0H0 or any charity of your choice.
Due to COVID restrictions, a closed, private service was held with immediate family only.
To express condolences to Gwen’s family, please visit womboldfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements Entrusted To Bashaw Funeral Home
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