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Allison McNevin

January 13, 1966 ~ May 25, 2023

Allison McNevin

Our brilliant ray of sunshine, love, and courage has left us.  Long-time Yukoner Allison McNevin passed away suddenly at home in late May.  She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Bill Thompson, and her brother Ken McNevin.  Left to mourn is her spouse Desmond Wren, daughter Ellen Thompson, sister Deborah McNevin, brother Malcolm McNevin, as well as members of her extended family and many dear friends and colleagues across the Yukon and Canada.

“We are visitors on this planet…we must try to do something good, something useful, with our lives.  If you contribute to other people’s happiness, you will find the true goal, the true meaning of life.”  H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama

Comments (20)
  • 31 May 2023
    Jill McNevin

    You’ve earned your rest, Auntie Allison. I’ll always regret not learning what an incredibly loving &selfless Auntie you were until it was barely too late. I’ll never forget what you did for me. You are beloved.

  • 31 May 2023
    Phaedra Idzan

    I will miss you greatly my dear cousin. I treasure the times we had together and wish we had more. You helped change my life for the better, and for that, I will be forever grateful.

  • 31 May 2023
    Paige Tracey-Welwood

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Allison in 1989 and truly enjoyed visiting with her and Bill until I left the Yukon. My sympathies.

  • 31 May 2023
    Cilla and Peter Budda

    We will miss you Allison!!! We had hoped to come and see you and Des and Ellen one more time in the Yukon; unfortunately it was not meant to be. Rest peacefully sweet lady my biggest regret was that we didn’t have you come to live with us as you had asked. We can’t dwell on regrets I will plant more flowers for you this summer as we are having a butterfly year this year with swallowtails and meadow blues and even an tortoiseshell and a black admiral so far. I know how you loved the birds and bees and insects. Love to you Aunt Cilla and Uncle Peter

  • 1 June 2023
    Hana Lach.

    Allison you were my good friend and help me when I needed help, always cheerful. I love you and will miss you very much.
    You are in better place where my beloved Ivan is. Thank you for all your help , you will always be in my heart.

  • 1 June 2023

    Thinking about a Strong Beautiful Lady A Person who always seemed to end a conversation or visit with Love Ya .We in the East were so looking forward to Your visit with Your Family but go forward remembering Your zest for Life and of course Your Love that You showed to Us All Peace ☮️ RT

  • 1 June 2023
    Doug Campbell

    We are sorry for your loss Ellen and family. May the Lord grant you comfort.
    With love from the Campbell’s of Nova Scotia

  • 1 June 2023
    Taku Harris

    My condolences to her friends and family. I was fortunate enough to meet and work with Allison on the Alaska highway years back. She was always a barrel of laughs and set the bar high when it came to working hard. We helped build a lot of road together and years later I always asked her to help do my taxes and it was always pleasant to catch up with her on current things. Rest In Peace Allison, your bright smile and laugh will be missed

  • 1 June 2023
    Barbara and Bill Drury

    We were very shocked to learn of Allison’s passing. Our sincere condolences to Ellen, Desmond and the rest of the family. Allison always left us laughing about something, she had a great sense of humour. She will be sorely missed!

  • 1 June 2023
    Susan and Kenny MacLeod

    Dear Ellen, Des and loved ones, Allison was such a strong presence to all who knew her. She was so good to me when I visited the North and I was happy to return the hospitality when she visited us on PEI. Allison,Ellen, Richard, Kenny and I had such a great time visiting and exploring together and we were looking forward to another visit later this month. She was a bright light who loved the East so much. She will be in our hearts forever ❤️

  • 2 June 2023
    Manuela Roberti

    Rest in Peace, Allison. Thank you so much for all of your help over the years. You were one of a kind. I still can’t believe that when I saw you last month that it would be the last time. Herb and I were truly heartbroken when we heard the news. To Ellen and Des, know that you are in our thoughts. May the love and kindness of family and friends help comfort you in your loss.
    Mani and Herb

  • 2 June 2023
    Danielle Thornington

    I am saddened to hear of Allison’s passing. Much love to you all. Ellen, Desmond, Malcome n Deborah n everyone who knew n loved Allison, my thoughts n love are with you all. I can only hope that you all have the strength to bear your grief, hold your loved ones closely n dearly. I will miss her kindness n laughter.

  • 2 June 2023
    Jennifer Roach

    Soar on the other side Allison! What a gorgeous picture with your big, beautiful smile. You will be missed! It’s so hard to believe that your vibrant soul has moved on and moved on waaaay way (!!) too soon. I am so thankful of having had the chance to meet you and to know you.
    Much love to Des and Ellen

  • 3 June 2023
    Gord Bradshaw

    Sad to hear of Allison’s passing so early. She was a great help when I was an executor.

  • 5 June 2023

    My dear Allison. You were one of those ‘Souls-Angels’ that cross our paths leaving teachings, unconditional love and services.
    Your generosity and transparent friendship, will be the shining light that will illuminate my memory for you forever.

  • 5 June 2023

    I will miss you Allinson. Thank you for helping and being the best friend to Eukarys. You were always helpful, thoughtful and fast, but very peaceful way.
    We spent a couple days at the Fox Lake last weekend to think about you. Eukarys and I will do that every summer to think about you! I’m sure you will be smiling at Eukarys when we visit Fox Lake.

  • 8 June 2023
    Tillman, David and Jakob

    We had the great luck of getting to know Allison through her good friends Ursula and Stephan. So many memories !
    We liked her great sence of humor, her friendly heart.
    We are sad that she is passed away.
    Our thoughts are with you, Ellen and Des, and with all the family and friends.

  • 8 June 2023
    karyn Atlin

    Sorry that you had to leave while still so young. I will always cherish the times we had. Not all the eighties were bad. Thank you for your dedication to working with Carcross/Tagish over the years. Till we see each other again

  • 8 June 2023
    Linda and Jurg

    We still can’t believe that Allison is gone. We just sat in her sunlit office a few months ago cracking jokes and sharing stories while she punched numbers into her computer. But she was so much more than a wizard with numbers. She was kind and smart and generous to a fault and at the same time a straight shooter who didn’t hesitate to call a spade a spade. We always left her place with a smile and a hug and an armload of gifts. She was a true friend and will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathy to Ellen, Des and the family.

  • 31 August 2023
    MaryAnn Ferguson

    I only recently heard of Allison’s death. She was just the best. I loved her stories, her sense of humour, her kindness and her laugh!! I am so fortunate to have gotten to know her. RIP Allison, you truly were a brilliant ray of sunshine.

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