Andrea Gayle Allingham, BA’83

Andrea Gayle Allingham

Born in Vancouver, Andrea spent her childhood on Stewart Island, before completing elementary school in Burnaby. After graduating from Burnaby South in 1967, she attended UBC, and eventually obtained a bachelor’s degree in linguistics. After working for the Canadian Correctional Service in adult basic education, she taught English for eight years at Golden Secondary before joining her husband Philip, BA(Hon)’64, PhD’88, on the faculty of Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. They retired from the Faculty of Education in June 2015 and returned to Victoria, where two of their four children (Dana and Devon) and two of their grandchildren (Juno and Jaxon) live. She passed away suddenly from a heart attack on July 11 at Victoria General Hospital. At her bedside were her brothers, Mark and Dave Evans, as well as her husband and three daughters (Gwen, Steph, and Dana). We all regret that she did not live to see the publication of her first novel, A Wensbury House Mystery: Mine for the Taking, on July 15 by Apple iBooks. A memorial service took place in August.