ALLAN, Mary Lorraine

(nee Larmour)

August 6, 1908 – January 31, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Allan. Mary passed away peacefully at the age of 104 after living a full and wonderful life. Her kind and gentle nature touched the hearts of everyone she met. She was born in Yorkton, SK, where she taught elementary school and music. She moved to BC where she received her Bachelor of Social Work, and worked in that field until she retired. She married James Allan in 1959. They had many happy years together, before Jim passed away. Jim and Mary lived in Ladysmith before moving to Nanaimo, and had a wide circle of friends there.

Mary lived her life with dignity, courage and incredible strength of character. She was a role model, independent in spirit, extremely intelligent, always positive and happy, with a wonderful sense of humour. She was truly an inspiration to all of us whose lives she touched.

Left to remember her spirit, generosity and love are her cherished nieces and nephew: Betty Stein, David Larmour, Rosemary Godin, Heather Larmour, and many great nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the Management and Staff of Berwick for their kindness to Mary during her last few years. We also wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to John Hryhorka, her trusted and devoted friend, for his exceptional care and thoughtfulness.

A celebration of Mary Allan’s life will be held, February 13, 2013 at 2:30pm at Berwick on the Lake, 3201 Ross Road, Nanaimo with Pastor Ernie Gray officiating. Condolences may be offered at

Telford’s Nanaimo


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