David John ALLEN

  • Jan. 18, 2015 8:00 a.m.

David John Allen

1933 – 2015

Sadly, at the age of 81, on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Trillium Lodge in Parksville, David left us to be with his Lord.

He leaves behind his 3 brothers, Robert (Pat) in Wales, John (Phyllis) in New Zealand, and Stephen in London, England.

David enjoyed the wilderness, especially in Canada when he worked in Kitimat and in regular trips to quiet mountain places. He also enjoyed hiking and skiing in the mountains near Vancouver and made many good friends there. David also took up fencing and figure skating.

As a child growing up in wartime England, David made and flew powered model aircraft. He did National Service in the Royal Air Force after completing his engineering apprenticeship. He was an aircraft fitter but also played the trombone in the local Air Force band, and was stationed in Germany. When David returned to England, he took a variety of practical machining jobs, and eventually immigrated to Canada where he continued to practice his craft as a machinist. After moving to Parksville, he volunteered at the SOS and loved to take walks on the beach.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 6th at Church of the Ascension, 887 Wembley Road in Parksville, with a reception to follow. Interment to be held at Yates Cemetery in Parksville.

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