Alleyn was born in 1924 into a large family (one of seven surviving children) and although growing up during the Great Depression was unlike any time we can imagine, she looked back on her childhood as a happy time. She spoke of simple joys like playing in the snow with her siblings, attending a one room schoolhouse and simple fun like playing card games (Auction45s). Alleyn like most of her siblings left rural New Brunswick and in 1951 she was one of the first to graduate from St. Peters Infirmary (Hamilton, ON) as a Registered Nursing Assistant. Alleyn loved her work at LTC homes and retired from Parkwood Hospital LHSC in 1989. To care and be kind to others was just her quiet manner. Alleyn volunteered for many years at the London Mission Services. She loved practical work and spent time sewing, mending, cooking and gardening. In later years she was most content sitting in the shade watching the birds in the garden.
Alleyn is predeceased by her parents, sister and best friend Alice (2018) siblings and husband Vince (1988). She is always missed by her children Audrey, Josephine (Steve) and Vince, her grandchildren Elizabeth (Teresa), Audrey (Mike), Brenda (Jamie), Morgan and Thomas, her many nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren. Alleyn believed in the power of community and the importance of volunteering. Donations to Jessica’s House, London Mission Services or a community partner you support would be appreciated in her honour.
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