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ALLEN WAYNE YOST

Born: Nov 27, 1946

Date of Passing: Sep 13, 2017

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ALLEN WAYNE YOST Funeral Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 252 Dubuc Street, Winnipeg, with Rev. Fr. Gary Killen, presiding. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, Winnipeg, 1020 Main Street, 204.586.8668 www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com
Publish Date: Sep 23, 2017

ALLEN WAYNE YOST Allen Yost, born on November 27, 1946, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the age of 70. His quiet contemplation often resulted in profound and unique insights with family, friends and colleagues. His brilliant mind, huge heart and quick wit will be missed by all who loved him. Allen attended Holy Cross Elementary School and St. Paul's High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree (Gold Medalist) and his Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Manitoba. His post-graduate career path started in 1969 at the University of Manitoba in the computer centre. Several years later, Allen was pivotal in the formation of the AESES organization. Allen was then employed with the law firms, Schwartz McJanet and Corne and Corne. He returned to the University of Manitoba in various capacities, completing his career in the Human Resources Department in 2008. After retirement, Allen continued part-time employment with the federal government as an adjudicator. In his leisure time, Allen enjoyed archery, bowling, cribbage, mahjong, fine dining and leading guided "Tours of Scotland". His fifteen minutes of fame came in 1983 as a contestant on The Wheel of Fortune earning an interesting array of prizes. Allan will be missed dearly by his beloved wife Brenda (Foster) whom he married in 1971. Allen and Brenda enjoyed entertaining friends and family, evenings at the theatre and the experiences afforded to them through Allen's membership with Mensa, the Blue Sky Club and the Opimian Society. He will also be missed by his brother Roger (Kathy) and family; aunt Muriel Yost; in-laws, Sheila Stanley (David) and family and Kenneth Foster (Susan). He was predeceased by his parents, Gustav and Yvonne Yost and in-laws, Douglas and Theresa Foster. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 252 Dubuc Street, Winnipeg, with Rev. Fr. Gary Killen, presiding. Friends and family are invited to share fond memories of Allen during the ceremony. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or to the Manitoba Lung Association. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, Winnipeg, 1020 Main Street, 204.586.8668 www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com
Publish Date: Sep 21, 2017

ALLEN WAYNE YOST Allen Yost, born on November 27, 1946, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the age of 70. His quiet contemplation often resulted in profound and unique insights with family, friends and colleagues. His brilliant mind, huge heart and quick wit will be missed by all who loved him. Allen attended Holy Cross Elementary School and St. Paul's High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree (Gold Medalist) and his Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Manitoba. His post-graduate career path started in 1969 at the University of Manitoba in the Computer Centre. Several years later, Allen was pivotal in the formation of the AESES organization. Allen was then employed with the law firms Schwartz McJanet and Corne and Corne. He returned to the University of Manitoba in various capacities, completing his career in the Human Resources Department in 2008. After retirement, Allen continued part time employment with the Federal Government as an adjudicator. In his leisure time, Allen enjoyed: archery, bowling, cribbage, mahjong, fine dining and leading guided "Tours of Scotland". His 15 minutes of fame came in 1983 as a contestant on The Wheel of Fortune earning an interesting array of prizes. Allan will be missed dearly by his beloved wife Brenda (Foster) whom he married in 1971. Allen and Brenda enjoyed entertaining friends and family, evenings at the theatre and the experiences afforded to them through Allen's membership with Mensa, the Blue Sky Club and the Opimian Society. He will also be missed by: his brother Roger (Kathy) and family, Aunt Muriel Yost, in-laws Sheila Stanley (David) and family and Kenneth Foster (Susan). He was predeceased by his parents Gustav and Yvonne Yost, and in-laws Douglas and Theresa Foster. Funeral Liturgy will be Celebrated on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 252 Dubuc Street, Winnipeg, with Rev. Fr. Gary Killen, presiding. Friends and family are invited to share fond memories of Allen during the ceremony. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, Winnipeg, 1020 Main Street, 204.586.8668 www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com
Publish Date: Sep 19, 2017

ALLEN WAYNE YOST On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, Allen died at Concordia Hospital at the age of 70 years. A longer obituary notice will follow. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, Winnipeg, 1020 Main Street, 204.586.8668 www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com


Publish Date: Sep 14, 2017

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 23, 2017

Condolences & Memories (15 entries)

  • I was so sorry to hear about Al passing Brenda. He was a great person to work with. He always had a smile and a kind word to say to everyone. He will be missed. - Posted by: Gary Alderson (Work Friend) on: Sep 23, 2017

  • Allen - big man, big heart! Your face would light up when you enjoyed something and you so enjoyed life! We'll never forget your hilarious stories, told with all the attention to detail that was part of your character. We'll miss you, but we know you are free of illness and celebrating a reunion, probably with excellent scotch, with friends and family in the Great Beyond. Goodbye old friend, until we meet again. And Brenda - sincere condolences on the loss of your sweet man. - Posted by: John and Brenda Miller (Friends) on: Sep 22, 2017

  • We are so sorry, Brenda, to learn of your sad loss. We didn't know your husband, but we know that you must be burdened by his death. Take care of yourself. Carol & George - Posted by: Carol (Adams) Gartrell (colleague) on: Sep 21, 2017

  • Dear Brenda & Members of the Yost Family, I'm thinking of you with deepest sympathy at this sad time. May all those happy memories of Allen soon replace the loss that you feel today. My thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Terry Borys (Friend) on: Sep 21, 2017

  • Allen and I were co-workers and friends for many, many years. We met at the U. of M. Computer Centre and later, during the start-up days of AESES, we shared a small 3-person office. That office grew over the years, and we eventually went off in different directions. I remember Al with fondness. He was a good man and I liked him. Bless you, Al, for all the people you've helped and encouraged over the years. - Posted by: Carol McQuarrie () on: Sep 21, 2017

  • So sad to hear that Allen passed away ! had dinner at their home August 31 and his last words were "we will see you in Palm Springs in November"! He died on our Lady of Fatima's 5th apparition ! I am sure Blessed Virgin Mary was waiting for him with open arms along with his parents! Rest in peace my. wonderful friend. I will be with Brenda in spirit and in my church in California at the time of his funeral at Holy Cross on Friday morning. - Posted by: Jeannine St Amant Gosselin (5th grade teacher at Holy Cross in 1955) on: Sep 21, 2017

  • Allen was a treasure to work with when I was involved with Aeses. Gentle, witty, sharp and a true gentleman. - Posted by: Bob Todd (Colleague) on: Sep 19, 2017

  • Very sad to hear Allen passed away. Deepest sympathy to Brenda and Allen family. At one time I shared an office with him at computer Centre, University of Manitoba. - Posted by: Linda Tseng (Former co-employee at University of Manitoba) on: Sep 19, 2017

  • So very sorry to hear of Allen's passing. He was a rather larger-than-life figure who commanded respect from many that knew him. He was highly regarded for his work with AESES at the U of M in the "good old days". At the same time I had the pleasure of working with his brother Roger at the University. A great loss for all. - Posted by: Ian Brown (Work Associate) on: Sep 19, 2017

  • Brenda, you may not remember me, but Dick and I were friends with you and Alan and active in AESES in its early days. We had many laughs and parties together. Please accept my condolences. - Posted by: Maureen Parent (formerly McNie) (Friend) on: Sep 19, 2017

  • Dear Brenda, we are so sorry for your loss. Al was a true gentleman and wonderful neighbour. We are grateful for the memories we have of our time as neighbours. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. Sincerely, Herb and Alice Hein - Posted by: Sharon Thomas (Friend) on: Sep 18, 2017

  • Brenda, I'm shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. Allen was a intellectual,friendly and gentle giant of a man. I had the privilege to have known him and call him a friend. He was a good man who brightened lives with his smile and I am grateful to have known him. - Posted by: Daryl Sehn (family friend) on: Sep 16, 2017

  • I was so deeply saddened to hear of Allen's passing. He was a wonderful gentleman. Please know that you have my deepest sympathy Brenda and that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. - Posted by: Marjorie Howard (Friend) on: Sep 16, 2017

  • I will remember Allen always for the lovely gentleman that he was. Always interesting and always a pleasure. Although I have not spent time with Brenda and Allen in recent years I have many wonderful memories of a younger time. My condolences to Brenda and the Yost family. Shelly Seys - Posted by: shelly seys (friend) on: Sep 15, 2017

  • The times we were able to spend together over the years were all to rare, but each was a treasure and a privilege. You taught me much about grace, courage, conviction, and honesty. Rest well, dear friend, rest well. - Posted by: paul Hazelton (Friend) on: Sep 14, 2017

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