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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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From: Zahirs
Relation: Relative

So saddened by this tragic news. All our blessings for your continued healing process.

From: Maureen & Max Zahir
Relation: very close relation.

Very very sad to hear of Allison’s so very untimely departure. She is in our thoughts.

From: Moira Mackay
Relation: Family Friend

It was a privilege and delight to have Allison live with us for several months in Australia. Her shared passion for hats, family chess tournaments, outdoor adventures, animals of every species, food and laughter enlivened our home and our lives. Her kindness and empathy enriched our spirits and she will be forever remembered with the deepest affection and admiration for her courage and positive outlook. Our hearts are with you all during this greatest of tragedies. Rest in peace dear Allison.

From: Pat Dooley

Please know that our thoughts are with Allison’s family: her obituary paints a picture of a beautiful young lady.

From: Barbara Boswell
Relation: close friend of my son

The entire Boswell family is thinking of you all with so much love. Allison was such a special ray of light in this world and a real sister and friend to our Sage. She will be deeply missed and loved forever.

From: Ray and Judy Mahony
Relation: Close relatives

We are both very sad to hear the tragic news of Allison. All our thoughts are with Allison’s family.

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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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