Surrounded by his loving family, Allan passed away on April 1st, 2019. He fought a short but courageous battle with brain cancer that slowly took its toll on his beautiful mind and body. Allan never backed down from a fight and he fought so hard to stay with his family and friends but God had other plans.
Allan was born in Souris, Manitoba. He lived in Napinka, Manitoba until the age of four, when he and his family moved to their home in Winnipeg’s North End, where his mother and sister still reside.
Those who knew him best will sorely miss his many endearing qualities. His generosity knew no bounds. He was always sure to entertain with countless stories, his sense of humor and his gifted singing voice. Allan was a compassionate soul that cared deeply about the welfare of those in need and it hurt his heart to see others suffer, whether it was people or animals.
He was often called the “walking encyclopedia” because of his knowledge of trivia and facts. Other than the bible, the only other book he read was the World Almanac.
His most cherished times were our family days which were always full of laughter and spent watching movies, listening to his favorite songs, eating good food or having a few drinks with those closest to him. We love you Allan, and are so sorry and heartbroken that we were not able to get you back home, if even for a short time, to be surrounded by your loving family and beloved pets.
Allan is survived by his loving family: His wife, Pat, children Greg (Tatiana), Errol (Chrissy) and Candace (Larry), his grandchildren, Christian, Alexandra, Ethan, Marissa, Rowen and Avery. Allan is also survived by his mother, Betty, brothers John (Joanne), Malcolm (Donna) and Bruce (Heidi), sister Carolyn as well as many nieces and nephews. His extended family and truest friends are also mourning his passing.
Allan was predeceased by his father Alexander in 1970 and his sister Susan in 2014.
In accordance with Allan’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Allan’s Life will be held on Saturday April 6, 2019, 1:00 p.m. at the Rossmere Golf & Country Club located at 925 Watt St, Winnipeg. Please click hereto view more details on Facebook.
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