Allison was 50 years old when he died suddenly of a
cerebral aneurysm 20 years ago.
He was a hard-working, practical, husband and father
with a dry wit and a love of nature that he passed on to
his two daughters.
When discussing organ donation, his sense of
practicality shone through. “If you’re done with them, I
can’t imagine why you wouldn’t donate them” was his
The fact that he had made his wishes clear to his
family made for an easy decision during an extremely
That many others have had the
opportunity to renew their lease on life by virtue of his
generosity allows him to live on, in a sense, in both
body and spirit.