Re: Obit: ALLEN, Keith Arden


I guess the Herald didn't "catch iy in editing". I copied and pasted and
posted from the I missed it too!



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From: "david winter" <davidwinter@...>
To: <erickeys@... wrote:
> ALLEN, Keith Arden - 68, Berwick/Advocate, passed away peacefully in his
> sleep in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, snuggled in his grandson
> Zadoc's fuzzy blanket, on Thursday, October 18, 2007. He had a courageous
> two year battle with cancer. Arden, as he was called by his family, was
> born
> in Advocate, and was a son of the late Curtis and Vera (Knowlton) Allen,
> and
> the beloved grandson of the late Pearl Knowlton. He is survived by his
> loving wifey of 43 years, the former Carol Bennett; sons, John Keith
> Russell, Aylesford; Adrian Curtis, Berwick; brother, David, Toronto;
> biological grandchildren, Amanda Griffin and Zadoc Allen; adopted
> grandchildren, Mateo, Dru, Justice, Jeffery, Emily, Baden, Kody, Ceilidh,
> and over 90 children from his day care, Orchards Away ; sister-in-law,
> Ruth
> Wilcox, Preston; brothers-in-law, Lawrence Morris, MurrayWyman, Willis and
> Robert Bennett, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be missed by
> his family, devoted staff, and especially his little Shih Tzu, Lisa. Arden
> was predeceased by his brother, Lloyd; sisters, Audrey and Louise;
> brother-in-law, Keith Donkin; extended family, Russell and Violet Bennett,
> Ross, James, Maril and Frances Griffin. Arden attended Advocate school,
> which he left at an early age to work at Reid's Mill and Cape d'Or
> Lighthouse. The army was his aim. He joined in 1957 and served his country
> both in Canada and Germany. Some postings included Gagetown, Aldershot,
> Petawawa, Halifax and Greenwood. After retiring from the CAF in 1977, he
> enlisted in the Militia and then became a commissionaire at Aldershot and
> Greenwood. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. In 2000, Arden
> retired
> again to be a go-fer for the day care he owned. He loved children and was
> happy when surrounded by family. At Arden's request, there will be no
> funeral service. He will be cremated and he wanted his ashes buried with
> wifey when her time on earth is done. His wishes were for a big family
> memorial supper in God's Country , Fraserville, in the summer of 2008.
> Arrangements have been entrusted to Annapolis Valley Funeral Home, 34
> Coldbrook Village Park Dr. (Exit 14), Coldbrook. Donations in his memory
> may
> be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Valley Regional Hospital.
> On-line
> condolences may be made through:
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> Friday 19-October-2007 Halifax NS
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