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Eileen Lavina Allen
December 24, 1927 ~ July 13, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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With great sadness we are announcing the passing of Eileen Allen. Eileen passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Glengarda Hospice in Saskatoon July 13th, 2023 at the age of 95. Eileen was born in St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon to Russell and Elsie Kennedy. She grew up on the farm west of Biggar with her sister Dorothy (Larlham) and brothers Dave and Don Kennedy. Eileen loved the farm, especially the horses, dogs and cats.
She attended Normal school in Saskatoon to become a Teacher. She taught combined grades from 1 to 12 in one room country schools in the Biggar area, often riding her horse to school.
Eileen met Glen Allen, fell in love and married May 28th, 1955. She was a loving Mother to 6 children, a Sister, Aunt, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Great Great Grandmother and Friend.
Eileen was a long-time resident of Biggar, and also lived in Cabri, Frontier, Landis and Allan. She taught school in all of these places except for Allan. After Eileen and Glen retired, they moved to Allan, SK where they owned and operated the Allan Bowl and Recreation Center for 14 years.
Eileen spent many hours knitting, reading, puzzling, card playing, watching sports on TV (Blue Jays were her favorite team!), bowling, playing Bingo and spending time with family. Eileen and Glen loved to go to old time dances. One of Eileen’s favorite fun dances was the Chicken Dance!
Eileen and Glen moved to Preston Park Retirement Home in Saskatoon in Sept. 2016. Glen passed in December of 2016, and Eileen remained living at Preston Park until she went into hospital May 9th, 2023.
Eileen is survived by her sister Dorothy Larlham, Daughters Wendy, Brenda, Glenna (Bruce); sons Wayne (Josee), Rob (Lisa) and Dave (Aggie).
Grandchildren: Christine (Chris), Shannon (Darren), Brent (Colleen); Sean and Jessica; Renee (Sean), Jamie (Dave), Tyler (Jessica); Michael, Lori (Scott), Matthew (Nicole); Chase; Tenisha, Jailyn (Craig), and Moss.
Eileen was predeceased by her parents Russell and Elsie Kennedy, Brothers Dave and Don Kennedy, Husband Glen Allen and Son-in-law Lyle Heron.
Eileen will be deeply missed by her family and all the knew her!
Donations In Eileen’s memory may be directed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice. A Funeral Service for Eileen will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 2:00PM at the United Church in Biggar, SK. Arrangements entrusted to Gerein Funeral Service.
For those unable to attend, livestreaming can be viewed at: https://www.facebook.com/events/s/eileen-allen-funeral/6460167587376502/