ALLEN – C. Gerald “Jerry” R., 81, of Liverpool, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
Born in Toronto, ON, Jerry was a son of the late Charles and Dorothy (Harris) Allen.
Jerry served with the Royal Canadian Navy for five years stationed in Halifax. He later worked for the LCBO in Toronto where he became a manager. Jerry enjoyed playing golf with the “dirty dozen” in Toronto as well as here at White Point Golf Course. Jerry often said he felt “at home” here in Nova Scotia, especially in Liverpool. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends as they were a big part of his life.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 60 years; Karin (Wessman) as well as his children; David (Maura Kirby) of Toronto; Wendy Allen of Liverpool; Shelley Allen (Jay Harper) of Toronto. His grandchildren Stephen and Alex Karavos; Jacqueline and Christopher Harper.
Besides his parents, Jerry was predeceased by his sisters Shirley, Joan and Diane and his brother Robert.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held Thursday evening, December 12, 2019 from 7 until 9 p.m. with prayers being said at 8:00 p.m. A private family interment will take place at a later date. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Queens General Hospital Foundation or to the Nature Conservatory of Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Robert & Sally Fader
Karin & family:
So very sorry to read of Jerry’s passing. He was a great guy and always enjoyed talking with him when we met. Our most sincere condolences to you all at this sad and difficult time.
Doug & Dot Winters
Karin & family
Sorry to read about Jerry. Hold on to all your good memories and know you are in our thoughts.
Doug & Dot
Dear Karin, Wendy, Stephen, Alex and family,
Please accept my deepest sympathies in the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
May your memories ease your grief, and the company of family and friends comfort you, during the difficult times.
Dear Karin, Wendy, Shelley & David,
I am very sad to hear about Jerry. I know that our Mom and Dad and all of the Jack kids enjoyed your visits to good old Unionville, Ontario. You are all in our thoughts and prayers
Take care, Wes Jack, Robin, Jason
Karin and family,
I am so sorry.You are in my prayers.
Dear Karin and family,
I am saddened to learn of Jerry’s passing. No doubt, my favourite cousin. I loved whenever you guys visited us in Unionville, as Jerry would always spend time throwing a ball around with me, either baseball or lacrosse. He gifted me with a special bamboo fishing kit that I believed he had gotten overseas (Korea maybe?). Jerry also took a chance with me and had me work Christmas in the store at Scarborough Town Centre while I was a student at Ryerson. I believe I let him down on that occasion but I know he would easily have let that pass, he was just a good human being. Please know that you were always the popular ones among all the Jack kids and I wish you and your children much love and support in what I know must be a difficult time. Love Jimmy
Lauren F.W. McKiel
Karin and family,
My condolences on your sad loss. Our golf team will miss Gerry’s presence which has been part of our summers for quite a few years. Rest in Peace dear friend.
Sincere sympathy to you, Karin, and family. Many fond memories over the years. Will be in touch soon.
Mike and Tanya Milosevich
Karin and Family: May the precious memories of Jerry console you in your time of sorrow and with God’s grace help you face tomorrow. We send our deepest sympathies and prayers to you and your family.
Karin, Wendy, Stephen, Alex & family – so sorry to be reading this. We are keeping you all in our thoughts at this very difficult time.
Kristopher & Karen
Leon & Norma Robertson
Karin we are so sorry to read of Jerry passing. Our deepest sympathies to you and the family.
To Karin and her family,
So sorry for your loss, please accept my most sincere condolences.
Ron & Barb Campbell
Karin & Family,
We are saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing.
Please accept our sincere condolences.
Phyllis C Tutty
Wendy and family,
Sorry for your loss, may your fond memories of Jerry help your during this difficult time.
Phyllis (Yorke) Tutty
Karin and Family, our thoughts and prays are with you in times like this. Our deepest condolences.
Stan & Nalom Clark
Bob/ Marjorie MacGowan
Karin and family we are sad to hear of Jerry’s passing. He will be missed. Our sincere condolences.
Dear Rinny, Shelley and family,
Very sorry for the loss of your husband and dad…. father-in-law, grandfather.
He was an amazing man.
Thinking of you,
with love, Deneen and Craig, Toronto
To Jerry’s family and friends, our sincere condolences.
Lin & Greg Conrad
Peter & Debbie Ripple
We are sorry to learn of your loss. May it comfort you to know that for Jerry the next part of life is better than earth life, with no illness, pain or sorrows.
Maura and Dave
So sorry to hear about your Dad Dave.
Dear Karin and family:
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. Jerry always had a big smile and friendly greeting when I met him. Try to remember the good times, it really does help. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Karen & Wendell Whynott
Dear Wendy & family,
We are sorry for your loss.
We have enjoyed your father’s friendly conversations over the years on MacPherson Street.
Please know we are thinking of you all as we send our sincere condolences.
My dad shared the sad news of losing his oldest friend. The beautiful obituary and video compilation resembles a life well lived!
Recent visits you both had with my parents in Kitchener were special and valued. We talked of times passed. As kids, I still recall visits to your beautiful old Toronto home and playing hide and seek with Shelly, Wendy and David. Did you have an indoor/outdoor grill??? I remember your long pony tail getting caught under Jerry’s arm when he put it around you and we all laughed. Life’s memories…priceless!
Best blessings to you and your family during this time. Warmly, Kristy Jenkins
Dear Karin, Wendy and family,
so sorry to hear about Jerry’s passing.
Offering you my sincere condolences.
Dear Karin, Wendy and families
My heart goes out to you all as you struggle to bear the loss of Jerry.
I hope the passing of time will bring you peace.
Love and hugs.
Dear Karin, David, Wendy, Shelly And their extended Families..
I just spent an hour & a half Typing Our Condolences and they have disappeared with the touch of a button . Audrey & I have shed your tears along with you, There was only one Jerry and only one Allen Family.. I knew them all and Jerry for 76 years. Over those years, Jerry was a member of the Jenkins Family’s holidays and always welcome at the second house.. Our Love, best wishes for all are with Our Condolences,
Gary, Audrey, Donna, Kristy, & Sandra, The Jenkins Family, in Kitchener & the World…
Dear Karin and family;
So sorry to hear from Maja-Lisa this evening that your Gerry has passed on to the golf course in the sky. I remember our visits to you in Toronto in your very happy early years and its been nice to reconnect with you folks back in Liverpool during my rare visits. Jerry really appreciated his days in Liverpool and White Point: and made many good friends during your years back home on Church Street. May your many happy memories sustain you and David, Wendy and Shelley and grandchildren during these difficult days and into the future.
Love to you all. Light speed to Jer
It is never an easy journey at any age and I am truly feeling everything you feel. Very sad.
I have so many fond memories of the time I was blessed to spend with you all and hold everyone of you dear to my heart,,, seeing the video loop made my heart smile.
A great man to close the door of a generation…
I will be in touch with you all soon…
I love you guys, you’re my family and always will be.
Tracey and Forrest
Brenda & Gary Townsend
Dear Karin, Wendy and Family:
So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. May all of your wonderful memories of him help ease your pain in the days ahead. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Barbara Cooke Meredith
Dear Karin and family,
Have just heard of Jerry’s passing, and am so sorry to hear of your loss. Was just thinking of him the other day when I played some of his Christmas music that he gave me to make copies of when I lived next door. He had great taste in music.
Sending my sincere condolences.
Dear Karin, Wendy and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Jerry passing away. His name always comes up in our family when we talk about our time living on Church street. Great memories. He will be missed.
Wishing you both all the strength in the times ahead.