It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our brother, George Terrance ‘Terry’ Allen on Monday, February 10, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family.
Born on April 29, 1953 in Sydney, Terry was the son of the late George Thomas and Muriel Isabel (Stewart) Allen.
Terry loved to visit family and friends, take long drives and make model cars. He enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, Nascar racing (#24 Jeff Gordon) and Saturday night kitchen party on the radio.
Terry is survived by his sister, Cathy (James) Phillips, Howie Centre; brothers, Jimmy and his five children, Sydney and Ricky, Westville; special friends, Brian, Ashley and their children; as well as his extended family.
Visitation for the late Terry Allen will be held Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street, Whitney Pier) from 6-9 p.m.
Funeral service to celebrate the life of Terry will be held in the funeral home on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 2 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Majors Rocky and Janice Bishop officiating. A light lunch will be served in the reception area following the service. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney at a later date.
Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Terry may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton.
The family would like to thank An Cala Palliative Care at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for the wonderful care they gave our brother Terry in his time of need. For the care and compassion Dr. Greg Myatt and nurse, Janice gave over the years, we offer heartfelt thanks.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
We are saddened by Terry’s passing, A gentle man who meant no harm to anyone. He loved to go for drives and talked about his job at Star Delivery. We always enjoyed his visits at our house and will hold him in our prayers. Alan Spinney and Valerie Lamb of Glace Bay
From: Alan Spinney
To Cathy, Jim and Ricky and extended family. My sincere sympathies and condolences. I first met Terry 36 years ago back when both he and I drove taxi in Sydney. He always had a love for family and would always ask how my sons were when they were small. I’ll miss the drives we had delivering fliers and the visits he would make visiting my family when I was living in the north end of Sydney. I can still see the twinkle in his eye and hear his laugh. You are gone from our mortal lives Terry, but your legacy and memories will always be with me. “Well done thou good and faithful servant”…untill we meet again…….
From: Bob Hicks
Sorry to hear the passing of George ,
Been 40 plus years since we hung out with the other boys from the Pier.
Lots of memories.
From: Robert Poulain
Sorry to here Terry has passed on he was a good and very friendly man had great times working with him at the papers!
From: Glenn Poirrier
Sorry to hear of Terry”s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
See ya later bud.
Sorry to hear of terry’s passing. We will always remember him as very kind and caring. God bless
So sorry to hear of Terry’s passing . And sorry for all the family. I always enjoyed talking to him and will always remember him coming up and staying with us at the campground. Hugs
Terry was a wonderful man and a great friend. When Terry worked at Star and Bucky was working for BCB Expedites and they would pass each other on Castle Bay Rd., they would sit in their vans and talk for an hour or so, in the middle of the road. They would get some pretty dirty looks, but they didn’t care. This was just one of the times (out of so very many) that were spent with Terry. R.I.P. Terry. You have your wings and are flying high with no more suffering or pain. You will be so very much missed.
Thinking about you all at this sad time!
Cathy, James and Family: We are so sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
My memories of Terry are of a very kind and caring man who was always so sweet. God has another Angel in his army today. Thoughts and prayers for you and James.
So very sorry for your loss, Cathy and all of your family thinking of you all he is at peace now
My sincere condolences on the passing of Terry. He was a very gentle and pleasant man. He was a Great Asset to Star Delivery. May he Rest In Peace. Prayers are with his family at this very difficult time.
So sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. He was such a great worker and kind soul during our time with the Chronicle Herald. May He Rest in Peace!!
Cathy and family, sincere condolences. Terry, my dear, friend, it’s been too many years since I’ve seen you. I have so many wonderful memories of all we experienced in our younger years. You were a true, caring, and cherished friend. RIP.
To Cathy & Jimmy Allan
I was shocked to read the passing of George when I was on line.
It was great to see George and Cathy when I was home for my mom’s funeral.
George was a good friend growing up in the Pier. We attended Sunday School, scouts at The Salvation army. We also attended Whitney School and I have good memories of George and give thanks to God for his life.
To the family you are in my thoughts and Prayers. May you experience the comfort of God at this time.
My condolences to all of Terry’s family and friends , I had the pleasure of knowing Terry for 50 years , as youths we would be hanging with Gus, Lloyd,Francis and the combined teens of the streets if the Pier ,many trips spent going to Gillis lake in Terry’s car and many nights shooting the drag ,he was a kind and gentle soul , rest easy old friend!!
Sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our condolences to the family.
Our condolences to family and friends. Rest In Peace Terry