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Allison Jean Swan

April 20, 1995 - February 16, 2020

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Allison Jean Swan
April 20, 1995 – February 16, 2020

It is with an ache in our hearts that the family of Allison Jean Swan announces her unexpected and tragic passing on February 16, 2020. She was 24 years old.

Allison was born in Vancouver and her family moved to Nelson when she was two months old. She considered herself fortunate to have a home base in Nelson throughout her life. She is survived by her Mom, Heather Kennedy, her sister, Caitlin Swan, her brother, Alex Swan, her Grannie Shirley Swan, and by her aunts, uncles and cousins. Allison was predeceased by her Dad, Andrew Swan, in November 2017.

Allison was raised on a small acreage in Blewett where she had many friends– both human and animal. Allison always had pets, and she was especially fond of animals with short legs. She introduced her family to the wondrous world of guinea pigs and dachshunds which resulted in many years of companionship from members of each species! Not to mention the multiple cats, dogs and horses that benefitted from Allison’s love and care.

Allison was intelligent, fun-loving, adventurous, and courageous. In class she was bright and enthusiastic, excelling in math and chess, and renowned for her funky hats! She had a unique outlook on life and challenged social norms. Throughout her life, Allison had a constant foundation of unconditional love and support from her family and her close-knit childhood friends. True to her determined nature, Allison fought hard to make positive choices. In 2017, she travelled to Australia to spend time with her Mom, and last summer she enjoyed travelling in Europe with friends. Allison had several countries she planned to visit in the years to come.

Allison continued on her path of success when she enrolled in and excelled at the Educational Assistant program from which she would have graduated in May 2020. She was excited about imminent possibilities for rewarding work and a fulfilling future. Allison’s family and friends are deeply proud of her commitment to never giving up on becoming her best self. Allison enriched our lives with her radiant smile, her kind nature, her wonderful sense of humour, and her gentle spirit. Allison was a bright and beautiful spark. She was a beacon of hope and promise to all who knew and loved her. Words cannot express how much she will be missed.

We would like to extend our gratitude to the first responders at BC Ambulance, Nelson Fire and Rescue and Dr. Sparrow who attended to Allison at the scene. We would also like to acknowledge the dedication of many individuals and groups who work tirelessly to ensure the safety of young people in our society.

There will be a memorial for Allison at the Taghum Community Hall on Saturday, February 29th, 2020 at 2pm.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association.

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Pages: 123

From: M Joey Gatchell
Relation: Worked with Heather

Heather, Caitlin, Alex & family, I am so sorry to hear of Allison’s passing. She was a beautiful soul! Keeping you all in my prayers.

From: Ginny McClelland
Relation: My son was friends with Alex and used to play with the Swan kids.

Heather and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart bleeds for your grief.

From: Joanne Brugger

We are so saddened by your loss..I am thinking of you with all my heart and sending you hugs.

From: Lois Nightingale
Relation: Friend

Heather I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.

From: Chad Borrows
Relation: Brief acquaintance

Incredibly heartbreaking. I know she was well liked in the community and my heart hurts for her, her family and her many friends… I’m thankful for the very brief time I got to talk and interact with such a lovely soul

From: Colleen Kramer

To Heather and the Swan/Kennedy family: so, so sorry to hear your sad news. Prayers are with you. Her flame will burn bright in your hearts forever.

From: Annie Taiatini
Relation: Our daughters, Aroha and Kaelle were at Wildflower School together.

Our hearts go out to Allison’s family and friends.
She was a tender, beautiful, sweet soul that joined our Wildflower class and sending big heartfelt hugs to her family and community.

From: Carol Majeski
Relation: Family Friend

Dearest Heather, Caitlin & Alex,
Thinking of you at this sad and difficult time. Allison was a genuine, caring and loving person, who truly had a heart of gold. I’m so grateful to have known such a beautiful gem. A free spirit who touched the lives of those fortunate enough to know her. Allison will be deeply missed. Sending you peace, light and love.

From: Blender
Relation: Through a friend’s post on Facebook

May her precious soul rest in eternal peace

From: Tara King
Relation: Taught her in Grade 7.

My thoughts are with you right now Heather even from afar.

Pages: 123

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
February 29, 2020
Beginning at 2:00pm

Location:
Taghum Community Hall

There will be a memorial for Allison at the Taghum Community Hall on Saturday, February 29th, 2020 at 2pm.

Memorial Gifts

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association.

Thank You Notice

We would like to extend our gratitude to the first responders at BC Ambulance, Nelson Fire and Rescue and Dr. Sparrow who attended to Allison at the scene. We would also like to acknowledge the dedication of many individuals and groups who work tirelessly to ensure the safety of young people in our society.

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BELLAFLORA STUDIO
621B Herridge Lane, Nelson, BC V1L 7B3
Phone: (250) 352-5592
http://www.bellaflorastudio.com

GEORAMA GROWERS
2870 Georama Rd, Nelson, BC V1L 6Y7
Phone: (250) 352-3468 / Toll Free: 1(800) 712-6797
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POSIES
Flowers & Yoga Studio
513 A  Front Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4B4
(250) 505-5222
https://www.posiesnelson.com/

 

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