Allen passed away on June 15, 2022, at the age of 99 years and 7 months.
Allen was born in Burstall, Sask. on November 17, 1922 to Adam and Christine Wolfer. They later moved to Alderson Alberta. This is where Allen received his early education, and later finishing high school in Calgary.
Returning home from Calgary, Allen worked on the ranch with his Dad until he purchased a water truck and went to work helping build the Trans-Canada Hwy. While working near Tilley, AB, he met a beautiful young post office mistress named Pearl Anderberg. They were married on December 18, 1952. Together they raised four children; Shirley, Kenny, Terry and Murray.
In 1954 they moved to Grantham, AB, where Allen bought grain for the Ogilive Grain company, but decided this was not what he wanted to do, so bought a building in Hays from Gordon Hale and started Hays Farm Service. He also had the International Harvester dealership which he won many awards and trips from his sales.
In later years Allen and Pearl got into cattle and the ranching business. This was sold in 2009 when they retired to Lethbridge.
Allen is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Pearl; his son Terry (Donna) of Texas, USA; his daughter-in-law Annette; son-in-law Jack; his three grandchildren Shaun (Karlie); Jesse (Crystal), and Valerica; plus five great grandchildren, Lucas, Joshua, Reagan, Emmeline, and Jackson; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sons Murray (2004), Kenny (2005), daughter Shirley (2019); his parents, brothers Harold and Don, and sister Marjorie.
A graveside service will be held at the Hays Cemetery on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 2:00pm. Lunch will follow in the Hays Community Hall following the service. Everyone is welcome.