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In Loving Memory of

Joan Ellen Allen (nee Stapleton)

1927-2020

Obituary of Joan Ellen Allen (nee Stapleton)

ALLEN, Joan Ellen (nee Stapleton)

Passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Friday, October 2, 2020 at the age of 93. Joan has been reunited with her late husband Robert Allen. She will be greatly missed by her beloved children: David (Catherine) Allen, Donald Allen, Doug Allen, Debra Stacey, (the late Alan), and Dale (Cathy) Allen. She was a loving Nanny to seven grandchildren, a great Nanny to twelve great-grandchildren, and a great great Nanny to six great great grandchildren. She will also be missed by all of her extended family in the UK and USA. She is predeceased by her parents Ethel Stapleton and Arthur Stapleton, and by her brother Gord.

Joan had an immense love for animals. Throughout her life, she has had many pets that have stood by her side. To show her appreciation for her animal friends, she would often donate to Seal Rescue and the World Wildlife Fund. Joan loved to get lost in the imaginary world of fictional novels especially those by her favourite author, James Patterson. Some of her books have been donated to the Cavendish Manor in her honour. She also loved to spend her time watching T.V. shows such as: Coronation Street, Criminal Minds, and CSI. She loved her family very much. Joan was a very strong and independent woman.


The family wishes to extend a big thank you to Cheryl and the staff at Cavendish Manor for their special care and support. Arrangements are entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). Cremation has taken place. An interment will take place at Holy Trinity Cemetery, where Joan will be reunited with her husband. In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations to the Niagara Falls Humane Society.

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Debbie Willick
1 year ago

Sorry this is so late. I just found Joans obit. I work at Cavendish and Joan was quite a character. Scratching her back and fixing her TV was a 6x a day happening. Those darn buttons on the remote! She could fall asleep in an instant, sandwich still in hand. Always could make her laugh with her silliness. Ive read quite a few of the James Patterson books at the Dish, always wondered who adored him. There are a lot of his books. Her room is still vacant and when I pass it, I think of Joan with fond, funny memories. RIP Joan. Take care everyone.

Doris Mannell
1 year ago

My sincere condolences to you Dale and Cathy and family. So very sorry for your loss. Sending you lots of love 💝

Ellen Douglas
1 year ago

Dale, sorry to hear about your moms passing. Great memories on Glamis Cres.
Ellen Douglas (Woodruff)

Sandra And Michele
1 year ago

Our deepest condolences Dale and Niv and family. Sending our love. Donation made – nice idea, your mom would like that 💕 Sandra and Michele xx

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Cheryl Mills
1 year ago

My deepest sympathies to you Dale, Cathy & your family. I’ve made a donation on behalf of your mom to the Niagara Falls Humane Society. Sending my love❤

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Sue & Dave Taylor
1 year ago

Dave, Donald, Doug, Debbie and Dale
Sending our deepest condolences at this sad time.

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Debra Stocker
1 year ago

Rob and I send our deepest sympathy to Deb and the Allen Family

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Wendy Schneider
1 year ago

Dale,

On behalf of Laura and I, please accept our condolences to your family and our thoughts are with you and Cathy.

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SoSorry Deb
1 year ago

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Melissa Gilmour
1 year ago

Deepest condolences to Joan’s family. May the memories you have with Joan last forever

Shirley&Gary Grice
1 year ago

Our deepest condolences to the Allen Family. Dave I never met your Mom but I know how much you cared and loved her. The memories you have made over a lifetime are yours to treasure and hope they will in some way help to soften your loss. ❤️

Judie Harmer
1 year ago

I am so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. She was a lovely lady. We have many happy, fun memories spent at her home. My sympathies go out to all her family. 💕

Cheryl Smyth
1 year ago

My prayers go to the loving family of Joan. It was pleasure interacting with all family members.
I know Joan is happy being reunited with her husband and all her favourite cats.
God bless you Joan you will always be in my thoughts.
A special thank you for the kind words, your friends at cavendish. Love cheryl.

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Barbara A Morrison
1 year ago

So sorry to hear about Aunt Joan’s passing. She was a kind and gentle soul. Always had a smile. I know she will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with you all at this sad time.

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Wendy Betts
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss Candace. Nanny was a very special woman and I know how much she meant to you. She will always be remembered. My condolences to you and your family.

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Marie Tabaka
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss Dale and family . She was a very nice lady and led a great life.

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