Staff at the Huntsville Forester, Parry Sound North Star, Almaguin News, Bracebridge Examiner and Gravenhurst Banner are mourning the loss of regional general manager Bill Allen, who died Friday, March 30.
Bill Allen, 1950-2012.
Allen died in hospital, surrounded by family, about three weeks after collapsing in his Huntsville office. Allen, who started his newspaper career in Parry Sound in 1980, has had an impact on all Parry Sound and Muskoka communities over the last 32 years.
Allen, son of Irene and the late Howard Allen, leaves behind his wife Gwen, daughter Terrie and her husband Clint Nielsen of Parry Sound, daughter Billie-Jo and her husband Riley Bulmer of Huntsville, and his son Andrew and his wife Jackie, of Huntsville.
Visitation for Allen will be held Tuesday, April 3, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Billingsley Funeral Home, followed by a funeral service on Wednesday, April 4, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home at 430 Ravenscliffe Road in Huntsville.