Lyman Major Allen
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lyman Major Allen, 91, of Moncton and formerly of Baie Verte, NB, on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at the Moncton Hospital. Born September 22, 1927, Lyman was a son of the late Wilson and Mayme (Oulton) Allen.
Lyman was employed at Taylor Ford for many years until his retirement. He enjoyed the great outdoors, family, and most of all, he loved music. He spent his life bringing smiles and songs to other people's lives and hearts up until the Lord called him home. His musical life's journey began as a young boy with his family in Baie Verte, NB. When he arrived in Moncton to work, he joined up with Ken Smith, who he played music with for many years. Since that fateful meeting, his life was marked by countless events and partnerships with his beloved lifelong musical friends. Some of his other collaborations were the "Dixieland Ramblers" with Charlie Monroe (his 1st CD at 79 years old), the "Sussex Ave. Fiddlers" with Ivan and Vivian Hicks and friends, Thursday evening fiddlers group with Ernest Depres and the United Way annual duck race fundraiser. He spent many years entertaining on the Salem-Hillsborough Railroad dining car as well as at several different parades.
He brought joy to those who were suffering by volunteering his talents on 5200 at the Moncton Hospital, for over 20 years. He also volunteered for many different nursing homes in the Greater Moncton area. He has played events at open air parks throughout Greater Moncton.
A special thank you to his dear friend Harley Stackhouse for his genuine kindness over the past few years by bringing him up to volunteer on 5200 up until his 91st birthday. That group was known as "Lyman and the Boys". We know he will be missed on 5200 and by his newest friends at his last residence at the golden Years Estate.
The master's hand is now still but his song lives on in the hearts of those lives he touched over the years.
He is survived by his devoted partner of forty years, Gloria Donovan, Moncton; his son David (Pam), Moncton; his daughter, Donna Barter, Moncton; five grandchildren, Misty, Kaleyna, Sarah, Michael and Kurtis; seven great grandchildren; brother Garnet (Eileen), Moncton, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother Ronald and sisters Hazel Booth and Pauline Cusack.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of Jones Funeral Home. Honouring Lyman's wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from their Port Elgin location, 3 West Main Street (506-538-2241) on Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 1 pm until the time of the funeral service at 3 pm. Interment to follow in the Fernwood Cemetery. Pastor Frank Trail presiding.
Donations in memory of Lyman may be made to the Friends of the Moncton Hospital.
Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Lyman's online memorial at www.jonesfuneralhome.ca or through the Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.