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Lawrence Harvey Allen
March 27, 1943 - September 14, 2022
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<div itemprop="description">On September 14, Lawrence Harvey Allen, beloved husband, father, and grandad, passed away peacefully at his home in Pointe Claire, Québec. He was seventy-nine. <br> <br>Larry was an intelligent, thoughtful, adventurous, and hard-working man, devoted to his wife and family. Born to Viola Dorothy Allen (née Harvey) and Rovelle Harper Allen in Ottawa, Ontario, Larry was the oldest of three siblings. Larry spent his childhood summers at the family cottage and became an avid outdoorsman. He met his wife Lee through a shared love of canoe tripping; together they paddled countless Canadian lakes and rivers, including the Nahanni and the Harricana rivers. They were married for fifty-four years. They shared their passion for canoeing, skiing, and hunting with their four children, and spent as much time as possible at their cottage at Lac Supérieur, Québec. <br> <br>Larry was a committed researcher in the field of colloid chemistry in the pulp and paper industry. He graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Science in 1965 and went on to complete his PhD in Physical Chemistry at Clarkson University in 1970. Larry worked for the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada (which later merged into FPInnovations) for thirty-seven years and was one of the organization’s most sought-after consultants. He became a leader in pulp and paper chemistry research and co-edited the first book on wood resin. He was particularly proud to be able to save pulp and paper mills amounts often more than $10 million per annum in increased productivity and product quality. <br> <br>Larry is survived by his wife Lee Allen (née Swartzen), and his four children: Sandy (husband Doug McMillan; children Connor, Brandon, and Davey), Mike (wife Rim Ben Saad; children Remi and Axel), Jamie (wife Vivien Allen; children Hunter and Keira), and Dave (wife Lauren Fraychineaud; children Flint, Cea, Esme, and Eily). <br> <br>A visitation at 11 am on Monday September 26th will be followed by a service at 12 pm in the Rideau Chapel at the Rideau Funeral Home, 4275 Sources Blvd, Dollard-Des Ormeaux. The funeral ceremony will be webcast live from 12:00 PM EDT to 12:40 PM EDT, at the following link: <br> <br></div>