It is with great sadness that the Club learns today of the passing of Peter Allen. Pete has battled with ill health for several years, but never lost his cheerful and chatty nature as he faced ongoing treatment. He was a great supporter of his children’s sporting activities, both footy and basketball, and was always a regular at Boronia matches to watch Nick and Nathan in action.
In latter years, he felt the chill and spent most of the day watching, and possibly dozing, in a car by the fence. Generally of a quiet disposition, he could be quite loud if one of his boys copped one high. Advice to the umpire was not unknown either. There was no prouder father than Pete last September when Nathan was named Blue Ribbon Medallist in the Reserves’s Grand Final win.
Pete will be sadly missed for many years to come. Our sincere love and sympathy goes out to Nathan, Nick, Caitlin, Pip and their extended families.
The service to celebrate the life of Pete Allen is on Wednesday 22nd January at 2pm at the Knox Chapel, Alison Monkhouse, cnr Stud Rd and Burwood Hwy, Wantirna.
Following the ceremony Pete’s family will come together again with family and friends at the Knox Club, Elms Function Room.