Heartfelt condolences are being expressed following the death May 20 of well-known community member Patrick Allwood.
A longtime member of the Shuswap Theatre Society, Allwood was in many productions and was also a part of Laughing Gas Improv.
Well-known for his unique and hearty laugh, Allwood was, for several years, the face of the Salmon Arm Observer’s Santa Claus in Christmas advertising campaigns.
Allwood’s reputation as the Mall at Piccadilly’s town crier grew beyond walls as he took the role to the greater community during Salmon Arm’s centennial in 2005.
A Shuswap Theatre message of condolence indicated there will be a gathering at the Allwood home on Saturday, June 20.
Allwood’s wife, Erika, has asked that people donate to the Shuswap Theatre Fund through the Shuswap Community Foundation in memory of the longtime community booster.