It is with profound sadness that we share the sudden loss of our family matriarch, known as Mum, Granma, Honeybun, G.G., Great-Gran or Auntie Marg.  Mum died peacefully at Victoria General Hospital after being admitted earlier in the day. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Bill, parents Hugh and Doris McCulloch, brother Bill and his wife Edna, sister Isobel and her husband Doug and nephew Steve, mother-in-law Mildred and her husband Charles, brother-in-law Dave and his wife Thelma.

FAMILY MEANT EVERYTHING TO MUM. She leaves behind her sons Dave (Sharon), Jim (Rita), Murray (Lana), grandchildren Kevin(Leanne), Bryan(Amanda), Lyndsay(Iain), Chris(Kim), Mike, Kendall and Morgan, great-grandchildren Justin, Riley, Hailey, Tyson, Alliyah, Brooklyn, Brianna, Emily and Ashley to celebrate her amazing life. Many other loving family members and her close long-time friends are sharing our loss.

Over the years Mum spent many hours volunteering her time for many different causes. These included serving in the Tuck Shop at Sunset Lodge, canvassing for the Salvation Army, working with the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary – first at the Esquimalt Branch #172 and later at Trafalgar/Pro Pats Branch #292, regularly helping in the Tuck Shop at Broadmead Lodge and at the veterans’ birthday parties at Broadmead.  As a result of her time spent volunteering at the Broadmead Lodge she was honoured in 2009 with a Life-Time Membership in the Broadmead Care Society and in 2015 Mum received her forty year service pin from the Royal Canadian Legion.

It was with pride Mum called Esquimalt her home for 64 years. The wonderful people, she met over this time, are what made it so special to her. The last four years of Mum’s life was spent living at the Renaissance Retirement Residence on Esquimalt Road where she again made many friends and reconnected with several other long time Esquimalt residents. The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the management & staff at the Renaissance for always being there for Mum. We also would like to acknowledge the assistance provided Mum by her VIHA care-workers.

                               Mum, you will always be with us in our hearts and we will

                                        truly cherish the memories that you left us with.

Due to COVID-19, a small family gathering will be held to honour Mum with a more inclusive event to celebrate her life at a later date

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Mum’s name to the Broadmead Care Society,

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Judith Boocock

    Dear Dave, Jim and Murray

    We are so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and we have many happy memories of her and the times we spent together both here in England as well as in Canada. She was always so happy with a big smile and she leaves a big hole in our various lives. Our thoughts are with you all and all the many members of the Allen family at this sad time.

    With love from Phil, Judith, Paul and Nick Boocock

  • Brenda Cunningham

    I was 6 years old in 1964 when we met for the first time and I remember it like it was yesterday. Auntie Marg crouched down to my eye level and said, “Hello Bee, I’m your Auntie Marg”. WOW, I thought to myself, I think she’s Mary Poppins!! We laughed about this many years later and she remarked how disappointed I must have been that she didn’t have a magic satchel. Nothing could have been further from the truth.

    So many fond memories of my trips to Victoria and her visits to Ontario that I will always cherish. From her cheerful smile, to her naturally kind and caring nature; Auntie Marg was truly a gem. Family was everything to her, and her whole extended family felt it. It was like being wrapped in a big warm hug.

    Jeff and I send our deepest condolences to the entire Allen family. How lucky we were.

  • Patti Hooey

    To the Allen Family
    I’m so sorry to read the loss of your Mum
    She was a wonderful lady
    May your memories be comfort

  • Janice Sheldrick

    To Dave and Family

    Please accept my condolences on the passing of your Mum. Considering her long life and your large family, you will have countless memories to hold dear.

  • Rick Cleghorn

    Dear Dave, Jim, Murray and your families,

    I am sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. I have warm memories of your Mom from when I used to hang out with you three, through Scouting, school, skating (an aliteration!) and our “garage band”. To be honest, no specific event comes to mind, (it was a long time ago!) but I know your Mom was always there, supporting each of you. Love to you all at this difficult time.

    Rick Cleghorn

  • Dave & Ann Nute

    Dave, Sharon and families. We were very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She was truly a lovely lady, always pleasant with the great smile. Hopefully many happy memories will help at this time.

  • Dianne Pearce

    May I offer heartfelt condolences to the family of Margaret Allen – a truly lovely and gracious lady. Many fond memories of Bill and Margaret, Dave, Jim and Murray, of years gone by.

  • Jim de Goede

    To Dave, Jim and Murray and your respective families..I just wanted to express my condolences to you all on the passing of your Mother. The house in Esquimalt is still easy to recall as I see your Mom busy in the kitchen, baking cookies as I recall. You are fortunate to have had so many years with her. If anything could be truly described as irreplaceable, it would be a beloved mother. I am so sorry for your loss. Jim de Goede

  • Brian Duncan

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, grandmother and great grandmother. They have a very special place in our hearts where we keep them until we see them again. Take care all of you.
    Brian Duncan

  • Donna Clements

    Thinking of you. So sorry for your loss.

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