Allen was born on May 2nd, 1949 in Vernon, B.C. and passed away suddenly at his home in Armstrong, B.C. on November 22nd, 2009 at the age of 60 years.
Allen will be lovingly remembered by his wife Hilary, to whom he was married for 21 years; his children, Michael, Brad, Christina and Candace; one brother, Cliff (Sheryl) Wolgram of Revelstoke, B.C.; two sisters, Phyllis (George) Zimmerman of Vernon, B.C. and Margret (John) Michaud of Savona, B.C.; numerous nieces, nephews and a large extended family. He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Wolgram; his mother, Esther Eckert; and his step-father, Ervin Eckert.
Allen was a long time fan of the Vernon Vipers and volunteered at all their hockey games in the security department. He was employed in the forestry industry with Riverside and Tolko for 35 years and had just retired in January of this year and was looking forward to a future of enjoyment and adventure. Allen loved everything outdoors: gardening, camping, hiking, fishing and exploring the back roads just looking for an adventure. He loved family get-togethers, with lots of food, laughter, sharing stories and recalling memories of days gone by.
Allen had recently returned to riding motorcycles and this past spring was able to purchase a Harley which he thoroughly enjoyed riding this season.
Allen left us far too early and he will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.
A Celebration Of Allen’s Life will be held at Trinity United Church on Friday, November 27th, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Sharon Ferguson-Hood officiating. Cremation will follow. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Allen to the charity of their choice.