ALLEN, Margaret Elizabeth (nee Owen) - Passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 17, 2012 in her 90th year at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre. Born March 14, 1923 in St. Clears, Wales, Bessie as she was known to her family, was raised in Laugharne until she joined the Women's Auxiliary Air Force and served as a Wireless Operator from 1941-46. Predeceased by her husband John Edgar Allen and her 8 siblings: Haydn, Sally, May, Joan, David, Gwennie, Emlyn and Hilda. Gran will be lovingly missed by her three children David, Barbara and Peter, her granddaughter Jennifer and good friend Joe. The family would like to express their thanks to Dr. Williams, and all the caring nurses, recreational staff and support staff at K2E who looked after Margaret and for making the last two years of her life so enjoyable. A memorial to celebrate her life will be held on Thursday, November 22nd 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre, 2075 Bayview - K2 Kitchen and Lounge. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Sunnybrook Veterans Comfort Fund.
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Published in the Toronto Star on Nov. 21, 2012