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Allen Robert TABOR
Père : Walter TABOR
Mère : Esther
Décès le : 2008-12-06
Parution : 2008-12-09
Paru dans : The Chronicle-Journal, Thunder Bay, ON

TABOR, Allen Robert 2008-12-09 Allen Robert Tabor, age 87, died on Saturday December 6 at TBRH . Allen was the youngest of four boys. His father Walter died when Allen was an infant leaving his mother Esther to raise him, along with his older brothers Bill, Alec and Mac in Westfort. All have predeceased him. Allen attended local schools and joined the L.S R. in the summer of 1940 and was posted to the 102nd training school as a corporal. He was transferred to the L.S.R. in 1941. Allen served in Europe throughout World War II with the L.S.R. (Motor). When the war ended Allen continued to serve with the L.S.R. (LSSR), as paymaster and retired in 1975 with the rank of Major. In May of 1995 Allen received the honour of being chosen to represent Canada at ceremonies commemorating the liberation of Holland. Allen returned to school after the war and was trained as an accountant. He worked first with the Federal Income Tax Bureau and later at Abitibi Provincial, retiring after 35 years in the spring of 1986. As Cost Accounts Supervisor, his staff was fondly referred to as "Allen‘s Angels". Allen shared his talents and energy volunteering in the community. He served first as Treasurer, then as President of Mount McKay Ski Club and was on the board of directors for many years. In 1960 as Treasurer of the Mount McKay Ski Club he and fellow directors were instrumental in the funding and building of one of the first chairlifts in the area. He served on the board of the Lake Superior Ski Division and was the Treasurer of the Kidney Foundation. In later years he spent many volunteer hours helping at Kamview Nordic Center. The family and home Allen and Flora created together were central to his life. Although Allen and the family struggled with his progressing Alzheimer‘s disease, together they shared many good memories. Skiing was a huge part of family life. Later. Allen and Flora enjoyed many ski adventures in Canada, the US and Europe. The family also shared many summer camping and canoe trips and just being together. With the onset of dementia, Allen spent the last two years at the Dementia Care Unit of St. Joseph‘s Care Group, where despite his diminished mental state, his unfailing charm and gracious nature won over the staff. Allen will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife Flora and four children , Mary Jane (Richard Lewandowski), Allen (Mary), Catherine (George Pirie) and Robin (Gordon John), who have graced him with 11 grandchildren Sarah (Steve Pentick), Mathew (Laura). Katie (Adam Lebel), Brahm (Engy Sedki), Lucas, Graeme, Alexandra, Jesse, Jacob and Keltie and five great grand children, Alex, Isabella, Jack, Sage and Henry. The family celebrates Allen‘s life and salutes his passing. There will be a funeral service held at First Church United on Thursday December 11th at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the St. Joseph‘s Care Group, Alzheimer‘s Society or charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made through www.nwfainc.com

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