December 3, 1931 -
April 13, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Chester Harold Allen of Radium Hot Springs on April 13th, 2022. Chester was born in Calgary, AB on December 3rd, 1931 to parents William Allen and Bertha Pierce.

Chester was a Petroleum Engineer by profession and possessed many strengths and passions which filled his time including pilot, musician, carpenter, inventor, welder, rancher, gardener, and handyman. He was also a wonderful father, grandfather, husband, and friend.

During his retirement years he loved to fly his Cessna 182. Unfortunately following two heart attacks Chester was unable to fly and had to give up his pilot’s license.

At this point he began to craft and build many woodwork projects that included cedar Adirondack chairs, and the use of reclaimed barnwood to build frames for mirrors and paintings for his family and friends.

Chester and his wife Pat also spent much time together entertaining at several retirement and nursing homes in Alberta and British Columbia. He would play the guitar and mouth organ and Pat would accompany him on the piano.

One of his most memorable accomplishments in life was designing and building a dam at the Spur Valley Ranch. Chester also enjoyed writing limericks for family and friends and continued this activity until the last week of his life.

Chester will be remembered lovingly and is survived by his wife Pat, best friend Steve Fear, daughter Constance (Terry) Harrison, sons Christopher (Debra) Allen and Michael (Barb) Allen, stepchildren Dave (Caulette) McElhaw, and Tony (Donna) Allen, and sister Marcia Williams. He also leaves many grandchildren with fond memories of him.

Chester is predeceased by his parents William and Bertha, daughter Charlene (Greg) Harrison and stepson Howard McElhaw.

Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Services.
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