On August 3, 2021, passed away peacefully at Christchurch Hospital, surrounded by his family, after a lengthy illness, aged 77 years. Much loved husband of Trish, loving father and father-in-law of Vanessa and Steve Burns, and Jacqueline, loved father figure to Caitlin and Tom Adams, Rhiana and Iain Scott. Loving grandad of Matilda, and Reuben; Ollie, and Sam; Leo, and Eve. Dearly loved son of Earl and Laura, and Doris and Roy Lock (all deceased), (USA). Loved brother and brother-in-law of David (deceased) and Ruthie, Johnny (deceased) and Jessie, Laurie and Dave, Kaye, Deb and Rick (both deceased), Janet and Harrell, Tuffy (deceased) and Tammy (all USA).
Treasured son-in-law of the late Claire O’Brien, loved brother-in-law of Anne Marie and Tom Reynolds, Moira and the late Sean O’Shea, Chris and Tony Woodwood, Pete and Marie O’Brien, Shaun and Lindsay O’Brien, Martin and Esther O’Brien, Patrick and Mary Ann O’Brien. Loved and respected uncle of all his nieces and nephews. Heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Oxford Medical Centre, Ward 14 Christchurch Hospital, and St John Ambulance, for the special care given to Vic. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Vic Allen, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Service to Celebrate Vic’s life will be held in the Oxford Town Hall, Main Street, Oxford, on Saturday, August 7, at 10.30am, private thereafter.