Donald "Don" Allen

Donald "Don" Allen, of Elmwood, passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday, July 06, 2021. He was 80. 

Born in Sudbury on October 20, 1940 to the late James and Hazel (nee Watson) Allen. Don was employed with Hallman Motors for a few years then in the Maintenance Department with Canada Spool & Bobbin for many years until the closing of the factory. He was a man that tinkered around with vehicles and ended up doing auto body repairs, being his own boss. Don always had time to chat and visit with friends, just to catch up on their lives and what was what around town. He would greet customers at the "Caboose" and sit a while when they enjoyed their ice cream. 

Survived by son David (Tanya) Allen of Hanover and daughter Carol (Jeff) Holtham of Waterloo. Loved papa of Dominic, Emma and Aaron. Don will be fondly remembered by his brothers Larry Allen and Keith Allen both of Hanover as well as his relatives from the Metzger side. Remembered by nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his beloved wife Ruth (nee Metzger) Allen in 2019. 

A Graveside Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday,  July 12, 2021 at 11:00 am at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery - Elmwood.  

Due to Covid-19 protocols masks are required, social distancing must be respected on Cemetery property and a limited number of people will be invited to attend. If you wish to attend the service please call the Funeral Home at 519-364-3660 (between the hours of 8:30-4pm Monday to Friday only) to reserve your attendance.  Pastor Hannes Aasa officiating. Interment in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Elmwood.

Memorial donations to the SMART (, Hanover & District Hospital Foundation or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover.  Condolences may be sent to the family at

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