On Wednesday afternoon, June 1, 2005, Donald Dwayne Allen passed away unexpectedly at the Royal Ottawa Place in Ottawa, Ontario. He had resided there for the past year.
Born in the Winchester District Memorial Hospital on August 31, 1956, Dwayne was the second son of Donald Allen and the former Muriel Murdock. He was 48 years of age. Dwayne was raised on the Allen Hill, in Mountain Township, Dundas County, and attended North Mountain Consolidated Public and North Dundas District High Schools.
In September 1973, at the age of 17, he joined the Canadian Armed Forces, PPCLI Regiment in Calgary, Alberta, where he remained for several years. During this time he had the opportunity to spend time in Australia. Following his discharge, he remained in the western provinces and followed where his free spirit led him.
Due to a sudden illness on Easter Sunday in 1994, he returned to his home area and spent the next 10 years in a Brockville hospital. For the past year, he had resided at the Royal Ottawa Place in Ottawa. His sense of humour and disposition helped him through these years and his needs were met by the caring and compassionate nursing staff at the two hospitals.
Dwayne is survived by his parents Donald and Muriel Allen; his two brothers Larry and Kevin (Patricia McLaren), all of Mountain; his sister Susan (Rick Fisher) of Perth; and four nephews: Michael and Christopher Allen, and Lucas and Nicholas Fisher.
The funeral service was held in the Rolston Chapel of the Grant Brown Funeral home in Kemptville on Saturday, June 4, 2005, at 11:00 am and was officiated by Rev. Blair Paterson of Hallville United Church.
Interment was at Reid’s Mills United Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were his brothers Larry and Kevin Allen; and nephews Michael and Christopher Allen, and Lucas and Nicholas Fisher.
In a quiet country graveyard
Where the gentle breezes blow,
Lies the one we loved so dearly
And lost two weeks ago.
Your memory is our keepsake
With which we’ll never part,
God has you in his keeping
We have you in our hearts.