ALLISON, MARION MAE – 102, of Liverpool, passed away Tuesday, May 31st, 2011, in Harbour View Haven, Lunenburg.
Born in Liverpool in 1909, she was the daughter of the late George Henry and Susan (Ellis) Allan.
Marion was a highly able and intelligent businessperson and investor. During her working career, she worked for some of Liverpool’s notables during the first half of the twentieth century. She started her working life in New Hampshire, USA working in the Dole Company, and at Draper and Company (Bobbin Mills where Dan River Cottons were produced) as Secretary to the President. In Liverpool and area, she worked in the office of the North American Fishery, for Lawyer Ross Byrne, Optometrist Dr. A. Shane, Ross Putman, Jewelery, Henry Leslie, Jewelery, Grocer D. D. Innis, and Grocer Herbert More. She purchased West End Grocery and made it into a very profitable business for 14 years until 1969.
She was the last surviving member of her family.
She was predeceased by husband James Rogers, companion Victor Ray Corney, and husband Ansel Allison; sisters Martha Jane, Mary Ann, Janet (James Thomas) Quinn, and Essie (Charles) Wright; brothers George William (Marjorie), and Robert Henry (Pearl). She was much loved by and survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Bathurst, New Brunswick, and Liverpool, Nova Scotia.
As per Marion’s wishes, a graveside funeral service will be held Friday, June 3rd at 11:00 a.m. in Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Bog Road, Rev. Donald Lawton officiating. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Queens General Hospital Foundation, Box 528, Liverpool, NS B0T 1K0 or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at: www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Very sad to see that Marion passed away. She lived a very long and interesting life. I’ve known her forever, my family lived across from her store. She never let me forget that as a young boy of 3 or 4, I would dance for her when I went to the store. She was a great lady and will be missed.
I grew up just down the street from her and always known her as Mrs. Allan. She would always give me a penny candy for a smile. RIP Mrs. Allan
judy and george quinn
she will be missed she was a very nice person
Paul and Peggy Hampe Dryden Ontario
We are sorry to hear of Great Aunt Marion’s passing. We were fortunate to visit with her a few times in the past few years. Being the last of her family to pass on it is somewhat fitting that it happened on her late sister Essie/Peggy’s birthday (our Grandmother). She will be fondly remembered by all of us. Condolences to the family in Nova Scotia.
Bob and Brenda Lohnes
We met Marian late her her life, I think she was around 95 years old. She was a very witty and kind person. She made us laugh on more than one ocassion with her stories. She will be missed by all who knew her. Rest in Peace Marian.
Bremda and Bob Lohnes
Irma and Donald Downing
Marion was my father, Ivan Ellis’s, first cousin. I first met her at my Aunt Esther’s funeral. She and Ansel came up for the funeral. I again met her at the Ellis family reunion in 2000. She was full of life and very young at heart, for she was then 91, but looked younger. I am sure she will be missed by those who cared for her and her close family members. Rest in Peace, Marion.
Ralph & Shirley Morton
I knew Mrs Allan since I was only a child.
She was a very lovely lady, and will be remembered with love by all that knew her..
Our condolences to the families.
Robert and Lorraine Quinn
Aunt Marion was my mother’s youngest sister, and she was always part of our life through our many ups and downs. Marion could be a tough adversary, nevertheless, she was a smart, intelligent, and loving person…much revered and loved by all who knew her. Marion never had children of her own, but every niece, nephew, and cousin was her child. She knew each one personally and would do anything for each as if he or she was her own. Like all her siblings, Marion loved to travel, and while she could not drive her own cars, she travelled often around the Atlantic Provinces, the United States, and a made a memorable trip across Canada stopping to visit family out West and Ontario. Marion was very proud of her ancestory, and she would often talk about her grand uncles Samuel and Andrew Allen, owners and printers of Liverpool’s first newspaper, the “Transcript”, or her grand Uncle James, who established a Confectionery business, a first in Liverpool before his many adventures before the mast. She often spoke of her grandfather, George Henry, who was a seaman and died from Yellow Jack in the West Indies on the brig “Rosannah”. And, her grand uncle John, who saw action as Master on the Union ships “Portsmouth” and “Lackawanna” during the American Civil War. Her father, George Henry was also a seaman. 102 years is a long life, and Marion lived independently well into her late ninities, and she died well cared for in Harbourview Haven where she lived the past few years. Goodbye auntie and rest in peace.
Glenda Cormier (Emily (Ellis) Good
We would like to send our deepest sympathy to the family of the late Marion Mae Allison . She visited Bathurst and had many meals with us — and shared many stories — Rest in peace Marion
Greg and Faye Cameron
We were sad to here that Marion has passed on. We had many memorable adventures with her over the years and she will be greatly missed. She always called us her little family from the valley.
SORRY TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF MARION ALLISON I SPENT MANY DAYS WITH HER WHEN SHE LIVE IN PORT MOUTON ONE THING YOU DIDNT GET TIRED AROUND HER SHE KEEP YOU LAUGHING ALL THE TIME SHE WAS ALWAYS TELLING JOKES SHE WAS A VERY LOVELY LADY AND KIND TO MANY SHE KNEW R.I.P. MARION YOU WILL BE MISSED
To the family of the late Marion Allison:
It was a pleasure getting to know Marion while she was at Harbour View Haven. I spent many hours at HVH with my Dad who passed away this past February and I often dropped by Marion’s room on my way to and from the visits. She was always welcoming and loved to chat. I admired her ‘spunk’ and was so happy to see her always come to the dining room under her own steam! She was an inspiration and she will be missed.
MItzi (Ellis) Whelton- Ivan and Alda's daughter
Lasting memories of Marion will always be cherished by me after visiting her home in Liverpool when I was only 10 and again at 25, never forgetting how to get there or where it was. We shared many a chat when she visited us here in Northern New Brunswick. She was a very hard worker and always loved visiting with family members.