Obituary of Georgia Allan
Allan, Georgia Jean
Peacefully, at Brockville General Hospital, Georgia Jean Allan entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 6, 2024, in the presence of her life long friend, Madeline Hawe. Born in Smiths Falls on March 2, 1944, Georgia was the only daughter of John H. (Jack) and Lena (nee Best) Allan. Georgia is survived by numerous cousins related to the Best, Rice, and Todd families. Being raised in a loving and nurturing home, Georgia attended Rideau Public School for her elementary schooling and Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute for her secondary education. Upon completion of high school, Georgia found employment in Ottawa and worked primarily at Dr. Elmer McPhee’s dental office for many rewarding years. Upon retirement, Georgia became a public member for the Ontario College of Chiropractors in Toronto. Throughout her career and her association with the College of Chiropractors, Georgia made and maintained life long friendships with people she met along the way. Also, she had an in-depth knowledge of family history and a wealth of historical knowledge related to the town of Smiths Falls. Georgia reveled in discussing politics and current events focusing on the local and national news. Georgia was never without an opinion and expressed her thoughts confidently. Being an avid reader, Georgia read extensively with a focus on biographies and autobiographies. Books, newspapers, and more recently, the online news were part of her daily life. Watching movies or reading until the wee hours of the morning became a favourite pastime. The phone was a lifelong companion and she took pride in recalling phone numbers without needing to consult a phone book. Georgia kept in touch with family and friends regularly and her conversations will be sorely missed by her many contacts. Visitation for Georgia will be held at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N. Smiths Falls on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. with the funeral being conducted by Rev. Jill Turnbull at the Blair & Son Chapel at 1:00 p.m. The committal service will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery where Georgia will be laid to rest in the family plot beside her mother and father. Afterwards, a reception in honour of Georgia will be held at the Blair & Son Reception Centre. In memory of Georgia, donations to Westminster Presbyterian Church, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, or the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged.