February 26, 1928 to December 7, 2011
Myra Robertson Armstrong Allen passed away peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 in Smithers, at the age of 83.
Myra was born February 26, 1928 in Ecclefechan, Scotland where her parents ran the village post office. After completing teachers college her adventurous spirit led her to accept a teaching position in Bermuda.
In 1988, Myra retired from teaching and married retired Canadian naval officer Don Allen. Myra moved to Westbank, B.C. with Don where they ran a small vineyard. Together they enjoyed travelling, winemaking, gardening and Scottish Country dancing. Myra suffered a stroke in 1995, but continued to lead an active life. Don passed away in 1998 and Myra moved to Smithers to be closer to her family.
She is survived by her step-daughters Linda (Kelly) Jones of Smithers, B.C. and Cathy Hardie of Kamloops, B.C., grandchildren Ariel and Riley Jones and Amanda Hardie.
Also surviving are her sisters-in-law Blanche and Edna Armstrong, nieces Hazel, Mary, Sheanah, Alison, Nicola and nephew David in England and Scotland.
Myra was predeceased by her husband, Don Allen, brothers John and William Armstrong, sister Jean Burgess, nephew Graham Burgess.
Cremation with no service requested. The Jones family would like to thank Dr. Haskins and the Bulkley Lodge staff for their loving warmth and care.