Margaret Allen

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Christ Church Cathedral
150 Church Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Time to share stories

There will be a time to share stories with the family following the service at the Cathedral Memorial Hall.

Obituary of Margaret Emma Allen

Margaret “Marg” (McGibbon) Allen, 87, passed away peacefully at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on January 24th, 2024, with family members by her side. Born in Gagetown on March 16, 1936, Marg was the daughter of the late Bessie (Allen) and George McGibbon, as well as the beloved wife and best friend of G. Keith Allen for over 63 years. Cherished mother to sons, Gregory, Bradley, and Kenneth Magee as well as daughter, Margaret Magee.

In addition to her parents, Marg was predeceased by two brothers, Donald and Charlie, as well as a sister, Joyce.

Marg is survived by her husband, Keith; beloved grandchild, Ally Sharpe; cherished great grandchild, Bella; sisters, Jean and Nora; brothers, Alex (Susan), Harry (Lois) and Robert (Lois), as well as many adored nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Marg graduated from Teacher's College and the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. She taught for many years in elementary schools in Rothsay, Chipman and in Fredericton. Many summers were spent as a swimming instructor at Camp Medley. She was an enthusiastic Christmas shopper; her knitted socks/mitts were always in high demand, and was well-known for the jams, jellies and marmalades that were made each year. Marg loved entertaining and her seafood scallops were unrivalled.

A heartfelt thank you to all the nurses and doctors at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, as well as the staff at Windsor Court for their kindness, compassion and care for Marg and Keith. A special thank you to Lori, Joe and Denise for everything they've done for Marg and Keith.

A memorial service will be held at the Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton, on Tuesday, January 30th, 2024, at 11am, with Dean Geoffrey Hall officiating. For those unable to attend the service, a livestream may be viewed at the Cathedral’s YouTube page at this link: Following the service, there will be an opportunity for friends and family to share stories at the Cathedral Memorial Hall. Burial will be held at St. John’s Anglican Cemetery, Gagetown, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Easter Seals NB (Camp Rotary) or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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