Patrick Allwood died in the evening of May 20, 2015. He was born in Victoria, BC on Sep. 23, 1934 and grew up in Revelstoke and on Vancouver Island, attending Qualicum College boarding school.
He worked for CP Air, serving as General Manager in Lima, Peru. In 1966 Patrick married Erika, from Germany, and, while in Peru, their children Kevin (died 1989) and Tessa were born. Patrick and Erika moved to Salmon Arm where they owned and operated Salmon Arm Stationery from 1974 to 1995.
Patrick loved the theatre and acted in and directed many plays. His enthusiasm led to his career as Town Crier for Salmon Arm and to entertaining children as Santa Claus. Music and bicycling were an important part of his life.
Patrick was active in the community, serving as president of the Downtown Improvement Association and as a member of the founding group of the Shuswap Art Gallery.
On June 20 at 3 pm a celebration of the life of Patrick Allwood will take place at 341 Foothill Road SW in Salmon Arm. In memory of Patrick, donations to the Shuswap Theatre through Shuswap Community Foundation would be appreciated.