It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Arnold Allan on February 14, 2013 at Heron Grove in Vernon, B.C., with his family at his side. Arnold was born in Pennant, Sask. on November 1, 1918 to Henry and Marion Allan. He grew up on the family farm and shared many stories of his escapades going to and from the one room school house by horse and buggy.
Arnold enlisted in the air force in 1942, working as an armourer. After the war he attended UBC, graduating in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. That same year he married his wife, Lois. Arnold worked as a District Agriculturist for the B.C. Government for the next 30 years. His career had the family living in many communities including: Mission, Creston, Nelson, Dawson Creek, and finally moving to Vernon in 1967. He took pride in being an advisor to many farmers and 4-H clubs over the years and judging at the local fall fairs. Arnold was a passionate gardener, enjoyed playing bridge and crib, skiing, bowling, square dancing, camping, fishing, travelling to various parts of the world and spending time with his family.
Arnold was predeceased by his two brothers, Grant and Bill. He is survived by: his two sisters, Mary Scarber of Great Falls, and Agnes Low of Calgary; his wife Lois; son David in Regina; daughter Barb (Ray) Webster in Kitimat; son Robert (Alice) in Revelstoke; three grand-daughters: Cara (Nuno) Covas, Megan (Mark) Petry, and Erin Webster; as well as three great grand-daughters: Olivia, Ariel, and Jaida.
The family would like to express thanks to the caring staff in Cottage 4 at Heron Grove for their wonderful care over the past 16 months. A celebration of Arnold’s life will take place at 2:30 P.M. on Friday, March 1, 2013 at All Saint’s Anglican Church, 3205 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. Light refreshments to follow. In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Arnold may do so to the Alzheimer Society of B. C., c/o The People Place, 102, 3402-27th Avenue, Vernon, B. C. V1T 1S1
Arrangements have been entrusted to:
PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME
Condolences may be offered at pleasantvalleyfh.com