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Allan George Karleen

February 1, 1944 - May 12, 2024

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Allan Karleen was called home to be with Jesus on the morning of May 12, 2024, at the age of 80 years old, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Allan died peacefully at the Abbotsford Hospice Holmberg House, surrounded by family.

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Allan was the eldest of four siblings, raised in the close-knit community of Port Coquitlam. His career, which began at the tender age of 17, was dedicated to maintaining, installing, and repairing building mechanical systems for BCBC, including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.

In 1964, Allan’s world was forever enriched when he married the love of his life, Ann. Together, they built a beautiful family, raising two sons, Darryl and Adrian, in Maple Ridge and later in Abbotsford to live closer to his parents and relatives. A committed family man and Mr. Fixer, Allan enjoyed working on home renovation projects, tinkering with cars and boats, fishing with his son Adrian, RVing with Ann, playing guitar, and going on cruises with friends.

Tragically, Allan’s journey was cut short by a lengthy battle with cancer. Yet, even in his final days at the Abbotsford Hospice Holmberg House, he remained surrounded by the love and support of his family and the supportive care of the hospice staff and volunteers. In memory of Allan Karleen, donations to the Abbotsford Hospice & Grief Support Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Allan was predeceased by his parents, sister Carol, and brother Robert.  Allan is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ann;  his two sons and their families, Darryl (Andrea) and Adrian (Shelia); his four grandchildren, Dylan, Charlotte, Tyler and Justin; Darryl’s partner Andrea’s children, Sage and Kestrel;  his great-grandson Elliot; and his younger brother Jim (Rose).

You are warmly invited to gather for a Celebration of Allan’s Life on Friday, June 7, 2024, at 1:00 PM at Nikkel Hall – Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Road, Abbotsford.

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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home

Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Anne-Gerd and Andre

Always in our ❤️❤️

From: Jeff, Linda, Brad, Hayden, and Cole Deeder
Relation: Adrian and Sheila's neighbours and friends.

We were so sorry to hear about Allan’s passing. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends. ❤️

From: Ulla and Bertil Hannus
Relation: My cousin´s husband

Participate with warm thoughts

From: Grace and Gene Fox
Relation: friend

Ann, I’m so sorry for your loss. May God wrap you in His arms and comfort You in the weeks ahead. Know you are loved.

From: Viveca and Torolf Söderberg
Relation: Cousine’s husband

Rest in peace

From: Tor-Leif & Jarik Granlund
Relation: Cousin's husband

Our condoleces to cousin Ann and family

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
June 7, 2024
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
Nikkel Hall - Central Heights Church
1661 McCallum Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

1661 McCallum Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

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In memory of Allan Karleen, donations to the Abbotsford Hospice & Grief Support Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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