May 29,1911- November 4, 2005.
Surrounded by family, Allyne passed away at Eagle Park Health Care Facility, in Qualicum Beach, on November 4, at the age of 94.
Predeceased by her loving husband, Bond; granddaughter Barbara Elson; and great granddaughter Belinda Elson, Allyne is survived by her daughter Slyvia (Steve Clark) of Ajax ON; son Colin (Diane) of Nanoose Bay, B.C.; grandchildren Rob Clark (Camini), Randy Clark (Roslyn), Clarice Springford (Peter van Dongen), and Ross Springford, and great grandchildren Cory Elson (father David), Katie, Faith, Christopher and Johnathon Clark; step-sister Jessie Niven of Saskatoon, SK, step-brother Sidney Niven of Edmonton, AB.
Allyne was born on Church Street in Church, England, and at the age of 1 moved to Saskatoon along with her parents and older brother Jim. She often recalled one of her first school days, in which her teacher asked her where she was born. She said “on Church in Church”.
The teacher reprimanded her for being sassy because no one was born in a church.
It was in Saskatoon where she first met the love of her life, Bond, her husband of 47 years. They were married on September 5, 1933. In 1941 they moved to Deep Cove, North Saanich BC. In 1948 the family moved to Brentwood Bay and operated “The Maples”. Bond and Allyne retired to Sooke in the 60s and Bond passed away in 1980.
Allyne spent the next several years travelling, gardening and enjoying her needlework and china painting. She went to great lengths to spend time with her grandchildren. She was the kind of grandma that everyone wanted to have. She will be lovingly missed by all that knew her and her gentle disposition.
By Allyne’s request there will be no service and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada
“Happiness is the only good, The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.”
Robert Green Ingersoll