Posted: March 23rd, 2015

1923 – 2015
Helen Marie Allen of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Ernest ‘Pete’ Emery Allen passed away peacefully on March 14, 2015 at the age of 91. Helen was born in Foremost and grew up in Taber. She met Pete in Bow Island where they married and were blessed with 4 sons before moving to Lethbridge. Helen acquired at job at Hoyt’s Appliances where she worked for many years and eventually retired. Helen and Pete travelled in the early years of their retirement to Hawaii, California, and Arizona and to visit relatives and friends in North Dakota. They never missed a family celebration! As the two aged they moved into an assisted living facility. The staff in the facilities loved our Gramsie, we always received compliments of how sweet and loving she was. Helen is survived by two sons: Deloy (Carolyn) Allen, Donald (Nancy) Allen; as well as her siblings Erma Fritz, Magdalin Hutchison, August (Shirley) Fritz, Ronald (Linda) Fritz, and Ethel. She was also survived by her beloved grandchildren Doug Allen (Suzanne), Dawn Marie (Ian) Cant, Brad (Jen) Hansen, Darren (Tracy) Allen and Corrie (Ken) Forbes. Helen was also blessed with 14 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren, as well as bonus grandchildren Jason (Lisa) Jaffary, Jocelyn (Cory) Horvath, Troy (Jill) Hatfield and Trevor (Kristy) Hatfield. Besides her loving husband Ernest ‘Pete’ Allen of nearly 71 years, Helen was predeceased by her parents David and Katherine Fritz, her brothers and sisters: Joseph (Franky) Fritz, Thomas (Ida) Fritz, Christine (Leo) Ell, Mike Fritz, Alex Hutchison, Katherine Fritz, David Fritz; as well as her two sons Delerith ‘Pork’ Allen & Dwayne Thomas Allen and her granddaughter Debbie Torgunrud and also very dear to Helen, Francis (infant). A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. Visit to send a private condolence.

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