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Donald R. E. Allan

February 27, 1928 ~ March 29, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Donald Allan Obituary

Donald R.E. Allan, 96, of Saint John, NB, passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 29, 2024. Donald was born to Margaret and Rudman Allan on February 27, 1928. Donald’s early years were shared with his sister, Doris Weyman (Stephen), and brother, Robert Allan (Brenda), both of whom predeceased him, as did his beloved niece, Lisa Allan.

Donald’s legacy continues through his son, Marc E. Allan, and daughter-in-law, Judi M. Allan, who together brought him much happiness. Donald took immense pride in his role as a grandfather to Jennifer Bowden (Kyle), Kimberley Mariano, and Robert Allan, and he was honored to be a great-grandfather to Matthew, Mila and Zachary who filled his later years with joy.

His memory will live on in the hearts of his nephews David Weyman (Gail), their children Shauna, and Stephen. Craig Allan (Lisette), their children Benda, and Thea, and Lisa Allan’s son Paris Allan-James, who were all dearly loved by him.  His lasting friendships, particularly with Doug and Pauline Bartlett of St. Stephen, reflect the bonds he formed with those in his life.

A proud graduate of Saint John High School and the Ryerson Institute of Technology in Toronto, Donald dedicated over 30 years to operating his beloved retail store, Cameraland, in the north end of Saint John. For him, photography was more than a profession or hobby; it was his passion. The thousands of photographs he leaves behind will remain a testimony to his talent, perspective, and a beautiful keepsake of the world as he saw it.

Donald’s warm smile, caring nature, unique whit, and sense of humor were his signatures, endearing him to family, friends, and all who crossed his path. His profound love for his family & friends was the cornerstone of his life and his absence will be deeply felt by all who knew him. 

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd., Saint John, NB(506-646-2424). In keeping with Donald's wishes, there will be no formal services. Interment has taken place at Fernhill Cemetery. Donations in memory of Donald can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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