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ALLEN – Mabel Viola (nee Sawatzky)

October 28, 1925 – June 26, 2011

Mabel Allen passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at the age of 85 years, with her family by her side.

Mabel taught school for thirty five years and she especially enjoyed her years working in Wheatland County. Mabel was an “energetic” and “bright” spark who left an impression on everyone she met. She loved life and all that it had to offer.

She will be sadly missed and remembered by her daughters, Barb (Michael) Millar, Brenda (Lloyd) Bentz and son Wayne (Amy) Allen, nine grand children and four great grand children. She is also survived by many extended family members and dear friends. Mabel was predeceased by her husband of fifty six years, Bill in 2002.

A Celebration of Mabel’s life will be held at Peace Lutheran Church (14640 – 6th Street S.W.) on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Please forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to thank both of the palliative home care teams for their caring support.

In living memory of Mabel Allen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Carolle Demers :

    Hi Barbara, Brenda and Wayne
    So sorry to hear about Auntie Mabel passing. She was always such a vibrant person – fiercely proud of her children and grandchildren. You will miss her a lot. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

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  2. Gene Brophy :

    It was a shock to first learn of Mabel’s illness, and so quickly of her passing. On behalf of my family, and many of Mabel’s millrise neighbor’s we send our heartfelt sympathy to Barb, Brenda, Wayne, and family. We missed Mabel when she left our neighborhood, and now we will miss her from our life.

    Gene Brophy

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  3. Joyce Bickford :

    Brenda, Barb and Wayne,
    So sorry to hear that your Mom passed away. Haven’t seen her for many years but brings a smile to my face when I think of all the wonderful times we had at your Mom and Dad’s house. Your Mom was always so cheerful and truly did love life. My thoughts are with you and your families at this very difficult time.

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  4. mavis stirrett :

    So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be deeply missed

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  5. Sandra and Rob Price :

    It was a shock to hear that Mabel had passed away. She was a wonderful person who lived life to the full.
    Mabel was a very energetic lady and over the years we enjoyed many walks together. She will be sorely missed.

    Our thoughts are with Barb, Brenda, Wayne and their families.

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  6. Mabel was one of the wonderful teachers who welcomed me to Westmount when I returned to teaching after my third daughter was born. She always made a point of coming to my classroom to talk. Her smile, enthusiasm and energy were contagious and greatly appreciated. I am glad that I had the opportunity to work with her.
    My thoughts are with the family at this sad time.
    Grace Wong

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