Mrs Pat Allen

Pat Allen - 26th November 1928 - 15th June 2021

This message is from their daughter Sophie Lindsay :

Dad (Stan Allen) was already living and working in India when he married mum in 1952. Dad worked as a tea estate manager firstly on Samdang Tea Estate and then on Hansara Tea Estate in the Doom Dooma district of Assam. They had many happy years there together and we have heard abundant stories about fishing trips on the River Manas and exciting adventures. They made friends for life. 

In 1966 Mum left India and went with Dad and now Kate and Sophie, to live near Thyolo in Malawi.  Two jobs as tea estate manager on Naming'omba Tea Estate and latterly Chisunga Tea Estate followed by retirement to England in 1988.

Dad tragically passed away in 1989 and a few years later mum settled happily in Pulborough, West Sussex spending her retirement playing bridge, doing lots of charity work, travelling and spending time with family.

A huge void has been left when Mum passed away on 15th June earlier this year - she was 92 years old. 

We will miss all the exciting stories of India, Africa and beyond. 

Rest in peace Mum - a life well lived.


Sophie Lindsay (daughter)