April 29, 1925 – Edmonton, AB
April 2, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Lena Allen passed away peacefully at her home at the Edgemont Centre, just prior to her 89th birthday, on April 2, 2014.
Lena was born and raised in Edmonton Alberta. As a youngster she enjoyed participating in sports and through her life was an avid supporter of the Edmonton Eskimo football and Edmonton Oilers hockey teams. Her love of sports is a trait she passed on to her many grand and great grandchildren. She worked a lifetime for Hudson’s Bay Northern Stores and retired with husband Jack to Alberta Beach, AB where together they enjoyed many years of good times and an even greater circle of very good friends. Lena’s finest trait was her ability to greet and befriend so many along her path in life, whether through travels to San Diego and Palm Springs or through social activities at Alberta Beach. Lena’s finest legacy is her family, of whom she was extremely proud, and all of which will carry on, in some part, in her footsteps.
Lena will be sadly missed by her family, daughters Sharon (Allan McLarty), Sandra (Bill Knowles), son John Ross Allen, grandchildren Kerry (Paul Gregory), Jackie (Murray Bayles), Patty (Kelly Adolph) and Tracey (Jason Wright), great grandchildren Kristin Wood, Amanda and Jordan Kelly, Nicholas Gregory, Katie and Taylor Adolph, Abbey and Josie Wright, brothers Robert and Stanley Crawford and numerous other relatives and close friends. Waiting to greet Lena in heaven were husband John (better known as Jack), parents Robert and Alice Crawford, sister Betty Ault, granddaughter Jill Knowles and other relatives and friends developed over a long and loving life.
In living memory of Selena Allen, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences