ALLEN, Mrs. Dena (nee Garrod), of Port Stanley, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, August 18, 2013, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert E. Allen (2002). Dearly loved mother of Donald R. Allen (Sharon) and Lora Vary (late Jack), all of St. Catharines. Cherished grandmother of Julie Sargent (Stuart), Jackie Ehlert (Steve), Rob Allen (Tanya), Shaun Vary (Shannon), all of St. Catharines, and Andrew Vary (Mary Kay) of Port Dover. Also survived by 10 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Dena was the last surviving member of her own immediate family, having been predeceased by a sister, Alice Ryckman and a brother, Lee Garrod. Born in St. Thomas, ON, June 15, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Ella (nee Axford) Garrod. Dena was a retired employee of the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital. She was a member of Christ Church (Anglican), and the 55+ Club, Port Stanley.
Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Tuesday, August 20th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 21st at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice gratefully acknowledged.