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Florence Elizabeth (Lizzie) Allan was born in Bombay in 1941, one of ten children to Aaron and Batsheba David.  Lizzie loved to paint and after graduating from St. Agnes High School, taught art at the local school.

in 1965 Lizzie moved to the UK and worked in the travel industry in central London.  It was in London that she met Mark Allan at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue in St. Johns Wood.  They settled in Barnet where Lizzie first stayed at home to raise their family and then later worked as a nurse at Stephen’s Hospital.  Lizzie, Mark and their two daughters moved to Toft Monks, Norfolk 1985.  Despite her many brothers and sisters being located across the world they all remained close.  Lizzie and Mark’s home, The Beeches, was always full of guests with family and friends visiting from afar.  Lizzie was a great cook and loved sharing recipes from her Anglo-Indian heritage.

Sadly Mark passed away in 2005, shortly after he and Lizzie moved to Lowestoft.  Lizzie continued their love of travel and would often visit friend and family all over the world, especially her daughters in New York and California.  She also made new friends at home and became close with her Lowestoft neighbours.

She loved to read and watch films and was an active member of the local sign language choir and the Women’s Institute.  She was also heavily involved in her community and had recently been asked to return to the local primary school to talk about Judaism and the Jewish Holidays because the children had enjoyed her first visit so much.

Lizzie passed away a few months before her 75th birthday and is survived by her daughter Amanda, son-in-law, Tony and granddaughter Sophie in California and daughter, Jude and son-in-law, Miles in New York.

A loving, mother-in-law, grandmother and friend. Lizzie will be sadly missed by her family and all who knew her.

Jude Allan