ALLEN Del

Posted: October 28th, 2013

MR. DEL “PORKY” ALLEN, beloved husband of Marta Dudas of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the age of 70 years.

Besides his loving wife Marta, he is lovingly remembered by his children; Doug (Suzanne) Allen of Lethbridge, and Dawn Marie (Ian) Cant of Lethbridge, eight grandchildren; Dyani (Scott) Hiscock, Devin Allen, Derek Allen, T.J. Torgunrud, Lindsey Allen, Kelsey Torgunrud, Dustin Torgunrud and Cheyenne Allen, three great-grandchildren; Asher, Morgan and Gavyn Hiscock, his mother Helen Allen of Lethbridge and two brothers; Don (Nancy) Allen of Lethbridge and Deloy (Carolyn) Allen of Claresholm, and three nieces and nephews; Darren (Tracey) Allen, Brad (Jenn) Hansen and Corrie (Ken) Forbes. He is also remembered by Marta’s children; Jason (Lisa) Jaffray and Jocelyn (Correy) Horvath, and three grandchildren; Rylee, Tayler and Teeghyn Horvath, and four brothers and one sister; Elizabeth (John) Unger, Steve (Ellie) Dudas, Alec (Irene) Dudas, John (Olga) Dudas, and Bill (Brenda) Dudas, as well as two in Hungary, and numerous nieces and nephews. Del was predeceased by his daughter Debbie, his father Ernest, and one brother Tom. Del was born in Medicine Hat on March 29, 1943 and his parents moved to Lethbridge when he was a baby. He grew up in southern Alberta and quit school to take a job at a sawmill in the Porcupine Hills. A couple of years later, he came back to Lethbridge and started apprenticing to become an electrician. He started D.A. Electric in 1975 and was later joined by his brother Don. Del was the nucleus of a web of a large centre of influences, everyone from academics, tradesmen, business and service professionals in the City of Lethbridge. If you were fortunate enough to be acquainted with Del, the doors to these centres were opened to you. Del’s heart was as big as the projects he completed for this city. No matter whether you live in the North, South, East or West of the city, Del’s footprint can be seen in your community. The legacy of his footprint will be carried on by his family, co-workers and many friends. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects to Del at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. A Funeral Service for Del will be held at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Terry Shillington, officiating. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to support the Del Allen Management Scholarship at the University of Lethbridge. Please make cheques payable to University of Lethbridge c/o University Advancement, A735-4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4 or call 403 329-2582. Honoured to Serve Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777 Fax ~ (403) 381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1-(888)-381-7778 care@cornerstonefh.ca

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