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Born: Jul 11, 1941

Date of Passing: Aug 04, 2017

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JAMES A. MAKARA With great sadness we announce the passing of James A. Makara, A.K.A "The General "& "Austin" on August 4, 2017. Allan was born in Washow Bay on July 11, 1941, but spent most of his life in Riverton, Pine Dock, and Matheson Island. He was predeceased by his parents Jim and Elsie Makara; brother Chuck; baby sister Verna; nephew Marvin; and niece Sheila. He is survived by brothers Steve (Patsy); Kenneth (Josie); and his sister Linda (Ben), and many friends and family. Allan started commercial fishing at an early age and also worked building cedar yawls for fishermen. He was a good entrepreneur and everyone got at least 50% out of him. One of his favourite sayings was "give half a man a chance eh." Allan was well known for his wit and dry sense of humour. He was a kind and gentle man who loved children and made an impact on everyone he crossed paths with. Stories of days gone by with Allan will be told for years to come. Honorary Pallbearers are Kenny, Les, and Chris Mowatt, Clifford Jonasson, Daryl Calder, and Jamie Makara. Service to be held at Riverton Hnausa Lutheran Church at 1:00 p.m. on August 26. Rest in Peace, J.A.M. THOMSON FUNERAL HOME 669 BROADWAY, WINNIPEG, MB R3C OX4 783-7211 Condolences may be sent to

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 15, 2017

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • I first met Allan in 1976 at the dock in Riverton after he had come in off the lake with his catch. I was a young constable with the Winnipeg Police Department, and had taken a hotel room with my young lab to duck hunt for a few days, and he and I just hit it off. We sat on the dock and had a few beers and I recognized a genuine good human being, who had an amazing sense of humour. Later that night another hunter and I went to the beverage room and found him there as well, and he took great delight in having his new "cop friend" sitting at his table with he and his other friends., along with all the banter about our unlikely partnership! We ended up at his place, where fresh deer liver and bannock was cooked up, and had some real laughs. Over the years he would stop by my house in the city occasionally, or I would see him in the city occasionally when he moved there. I had not seen him for some time, but I wanted to express by condolences. Allan, you were one of a kind. Rest in Peace old friend. Dave. - Posted by: Dave Shipman (friend) on: Aug 16, 2017

  • I've known James A. all my life and his sense of humour was what comes to mind first when thinking of him, as he had a wit second to none. I was close friends with his brother Chuck and from him I would hear " Allanisms" as Chuck called them. One Allanism was from when he was a youngster growing up in Washow Bay and he went partridge hunting with a slingshot he had made. He was hunting with a neighbour and was following behind him when he shot him in the back of the head . He quickly apologized and said " sorry about that, my slingshot accidently went off ". One Allanism , he left many to share and keep his memory alive. R.I.P. James A. - Posted by: Garry Bruce (cousin/friend) on: Aug 15, 2017

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