1934 – 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Allen Glenvelle Richards November 6, 2015 at the age of 81 years at Pleasant Valley Manor in Armstrong. Allen was born April 23, 1934 in Fort St. John, BC to parents, Harold and Myrtle Richards. He was the eldest of five children.
Allen was predeceased by his parents and his younger sister, Belva. He is survived by his wife Leona; sons: Lance of Sardis, BC, Dale of Fort St. John, BC; and daughter, Coralee of Armstrong, BC. He is also survived by his sister, Carol of Sardis, BC; brothers: Dennis of Kelowna, BC, Eugene of Armstrong, BC; grandson Dustin; granddaughters: Kimberley and Linsey; great-grandsons: Marcus, Levi, Kohen; and great-granddaughters: Mackenzie and Mckenzie.
Allen worked as a truck driver all his life, starting out with his own truck and then working for the BC Ministry of Highways until the provincial government privatized highway maintenance. He then worked for the Ministry of Forests as a warehouseman until his retirement.
He was a very quiet, reserved man but one who would help anyone out if they needed a hand. His home, garden and vehicles were always well maintained and in the summer you would often find him tending his garden.
A celebration of Allen’s life will be held in Fort St. John, BC in the spring. Details to be announced at a later date. The family would like to thank the doctors and the staff at Pleasant Valley Manor for their care to Allen during his stay there. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866