Arthur H. ‘Art’ Allen

March 26, 1939 – December 14, 2021
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Arthur H. (Art) Allen, 82 of Kamloops, BC, on December 14, 2021. Art passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and holding the hand of his wife of almost sixty years, Sandy. He was born to George and Verna Allen on March 26, 1939 in Quesnel, BC. Shortly after graduation, Art began his 37 year career with BC Hydro (known then as the BC Power Commission) as a meter reader, eventually becoming a popular and highly regarded Line Supervisor. His career took him from Quesnel to Dawson Creek, Merritt, Nakusp and finally Kamloops, where he retired in 1994.
Art married the love of his life Sandy (or “Sam” as he liked to call her) on January 6th, 1962 and loved nothing more than spending time with family and friends. He was a wonderful dancer, enjoyed playing cards, curling, golfing, camping, fishing and teasing those he loved with his wry sense of humour. In his retirement years, his most treasured pastime was fishing with his buddies Dave and Ron at a secluded spot on the Thompson River. Whenever a friend or family member was having a particularly difficult time, Art would always end up prescribing a little Thompson River Therapy or “TRT” as he liked to call it, to cure all that ailed them.
Art is survived by his wife Sandy, daughter Laurie (Michael), son Doug, grandchildren Karlie, Lindsey (Ty, great grand baby #1 due in March), Alex and Taylor, and his much loved sister-in-law and brother-in-law Carol & Bill McKenzie. A favourite uncle to Debra (Joe), Cheryl and Heather (Jim), along with great nieces, nephews and many other family members. Art was predeceased by his parents George (Ora) Allen and Verna (Jack) Carson and his older brother Verne.
A life well lived and loved, we will always miss our husband, Dad and Papa, but are comforted by the knowledge that Art is enjoying a long stretch of “TRT”.
A celebration of Art’s life will be held in the spring or early summer. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Majorie Willoughby Memorial Hospice Home in Kamloops would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home
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