Obituary – David Hugh Allan, MD


David Hugh Allan, MD

May 5, 1949 – March 30, 2023

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Dr. David Allan of Blaine, on a most fitting day, Doctors Day, March 30, 2023. He was a dedicated and wonderful clinician who was loved by so many patients and community members.

David was born May 5, 1949 in Vancouver, B.C. to Michael and Vivian Allan. The family moved to various cities in Canada, and in the end settled in Regina, Saskatchewan, where he completed his elementary and high school education. 

He attended the University of Alberta earning a B.S. This was followed by a year at the University of Regina, where he obtained an honors degree and met his future wife Marta.

David and Marta were admitted to medical school in Saskatoon in 1972, graduating with the class of 1977, and then ventured to Flint, Michigan for their internship. After obtaining their Canadian and American board certifications, they began their first practice in Vanderhoof, B.C..

Doctors A and K, as best known by this community, were married October 6, 1979 and together began their family. The first to arrive was Stephen then Michael and they were later joined by son Art.

In 1980, they were recruited to come to Washington where they started their medical practice in Blaine. After 42 years in practice, they retired in 2020. Dr. Allan was passionate about family medicine and enjoyed every minute of it. His staff and patients became his extended family. 

Dr. Allan was very athletic and excelled in many sports, including badminton (where he competed in the provincial championship), swimming, tennis, cycling, skiing, golf, and running. He enjoyed traveling, reading, watching sports, and current events. He always looked forward to spending time with family and friends, watching his sons compete in their various sports, and entertaining at the beach house aka “The Palace.” 

Dr. Allan is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dr. Marta Kazymyra; sons Stephen Allan, Michael Allan (longtime partner Magda Dermendziev), and Art Telles (Crystal); and special grandchildren, AJ and Trinity Telles. Dr. Allan will be greatly missed by his aunt Pamela Allan; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Kazymyra; three sisters, Sheila Cullen (Bob), Susan Perkins (Bert), and Rene Engels (Rich); in-laws, Nadia Dzioba (George) and Dmytro Kazymyra (Deborah); numerous other family members, and his many grateful and loyal patients.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Dr. Allan’s name are suggested to The Class of 1977 Medicine Bursary, and may be sent to the University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine, Attn. Advancement, 4A20 Health Sciences Building, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5E5 or online

The community is invited to a celebration of Dr. David Allan’s life on Friday, May 5, 2023, at 4 p.m. at the Pioneer Pavilion Community Center, 2007 Cherry St., Ferndale, WA 98248.

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