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Date of Passing: Nov 27, 2017

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ALLEN ROUSE August 7, 1925 - November 27, 2017 Peacefully, at the River Ridge Transitional Care facility, Allen Rouse left us at age 92. Al is survived by his wife of 61 years, Helen (Babiniec), his daughter Allyson, and his grandchildren William, Joshua (Ashley), Mercedes and Jonathon. As well, Al leaves behind numerous relatives, and friends made from a lifetime of almost continuous work and volunteer service. Al was born in Moose Jaw but spent nearly all his life in Winnipeg. He was employed by the Province of Manitoba for 43 years in the Department of Justice Court of Queen's Bench, where he was the Prothonotary-Registrar, Clerk of the Peace and Magistrate. He was also Provincial Administrator for the Federal Court of Canada. Al volunteered to join the Royal Canadian Navy as a 17 year old during the Second World War, where he spent the last three years of the war patrolling the European and South Pacific waters. He was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion - Henderson Branch 215 and a member of the Winnipeg White Ensign Naval Club. Al was president of the Kiwanis Club of East Kildonan, founder of the Kiwanis Key Club, Lt. Governor for Division II of Kiwanis, president of the Manitoba Government Employees Association, board member and treasurer of the Elmwood-Kildonan YMCA, board member of the Concordia Hospital Foundation, Provincial Chairman and Governor of the Youth Bowling Council of Canada. He served as a school trustee in East and North Kildonan for 25 years, 12 of those years as board chairman of the River East School Division. Al was also a table officer of the Canadian Association of School Trustees representing the Western Canada provinces. He was a member of the board of directors of the Canadian Education Association and a past president of the Manitoba Association of School Trustees. Al served as vice chairman of the Manitoba Blue Cross board of directors and chairman of the board of directors of the Manitoba Medical Services Foundation. He was a trustee of John Black Memorial Church and a member of the church foundation board. Al has received many awards including the Canadian Centennial Medal, Kiwanis International President's Award, City of Winnipeg Community Award, Concordia Hospital Foundation Award, Elmwood-Kildonan YMCA Award, Order of the Buffalo Hunt and Sports Excellence Province of Manitoba. There is also a cove located in North Kildonan that bears his name. He was an Honorary Life Member of the Manitoba Teachers Society, Manitoba Government Employees Association, Canadian Education Association, Manitoba Association of School Trustees and the Henderson Branch 215 Royal Canadian Legion. Al also had a passion for many sports. He wrote a sports column for the community newspaper and managed to find time to play hockey, elite soccer, coach women's hockey, coach youth bowling for 30-plus years and even play some golf with his wife and friends. In between all of those activities, Al performed many marriage ceremonies as Justice of the Peace and even played the part of Santa Claus for family and community children. Al lived life to the fullest and was known for his matinee smile, friendly nature and work ethic. He will be missed. A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 4 at 11:00 a.m. at John Black Memorial United Church, Henderson Highway and Leighton Avenue, East Kildonan. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the John Black Memorial Church Foundation, 898 Henderson Hwy., Winnipeg, MB R2K 3T4. Family and friends may sign a Book of Condolence at Glen Eden Funeral Home & Cemetery 204-338-7111
Publish Date: Dec 2, 2017

ALLEN ROUSE Peacefully, Allen Rouse, aged 92, passed away at River Ridge Transitional Housing on Monday, November 27, 2017. Memorial Service will be held at John Black United Church on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Longer obituary to follow in Saturday's edition. Glen Eden Funeral Home & Cemetery 204-338-7111
Publish Date: Nov 30, 2017

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 02, 2017

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • To Helen and family, sincere condolences. Al was a fine and respected gentleman, who has left this world a better place for his presence. I will always be greatful for his help and leadership as I joined the School board as a new trustee. So many good memories from those years. - Posted by: Barbara Buffie & Howard Buffie (Friend and fellow school trustee) on: Dec 04, 2017

  • Love you Uncle Al. You will be missed by all your Lethbridge family. - Posted by: Judy and Bryan Magyar (Niece and nephew) on: Dec 03, 2017

  • Our deepest condolences to Helen, Allyson and family. Len and I had the pleasure of meeting Al when I served on the Board of Trustees of the River East School Division. He spent his life serving others. He was a great husband, father and grandfather. He was a good friend and neighbor. He was a good community member. He was one of those people who made a difference in other people's lives. Rest in Peace, Al! - Posted by: Len and Vicki Lazaruk ( Friends) on: Dec 02, 2017

  • So many great memories travelling and volunteering with the Manitoba YBC, my favourite was when we had the RCMP stop your bus and arrest you en route to Thompson for the 1st out of Winnipeg Provincial YBC Championship. Then place you in a dog sled for the remainder of the trip north. Always a great and inspirational leader in the community and your contributions will never be forgotten. RIP my friend - Posted by: Bill Stuart (Family Friend) on: Dec 02, 2017

  • We wish to extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to Helen, Allyson and family on your great loss of husband, father and grandfather, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless. - Posted by: Joyce Le Breton and Leanne Witwicki and Family ( Friends of the Family) on: Dec 02, 2017

  • Al, I am so happy to have known you. When I was 12 you gave me my first taste of Kiwanis, something that would shape me through my formative years and through the rest of my life. You were there through the years tirelessly dedicating yourself to the next generation whether it was getting down and dirty on highway cleanups, valiantly taking buses of high school students to Key Club conventions or even buying me a beer when I came of age. When I joined Kiwanis formally you could hear the pride in your voice when I called you with the news. You were a friend, a mentor and somebody I still try and emulate to this day. My favorite memory of you Al though is two fold. First the yellow MB blazer. Not only was this your iconic style but it also reflected your deep abiding commitment to our province and I didn't understand that then as I do now. The second part though that will always stay in my memory Al is not just the jacket but the picture of you at about probably 75 dancing on a chair among throngs of Key Clubbers. In honesty it makes sense now as you were always looking out for us as a role model, a confidant and a friend. You will be missed. - Posted by: Ian Martens (Key Club Student, Friend) on: Dec 01, 2017

  • You were a wonderful, giving man who did so much for others. We will miss you. Rest in Peace. I am sure God is saying Well done faithful servant. - Posted by: Sheryl and Brian Miskimmin (Family ) on: Nov 30, 2017

  • Remembering a time many years ago at John Black Church where we attended with our children. My on daughter Jessica then maybe 3 or 4 rolled from the front of the church all the way down the isle on her head, as many looked on wondering why, Mr. Rouse just smiled and said now thats a kid for you. He was always happy and a nice smile on his face and a very pleasant man. Spent many hours at the bowling alley just helping whenever he could and giving his advice. - Posted by: Corinne and Allen Siddle () on: Nov 30, 2017

  • Just saw you last month at the blood clinic. So nice to have caught up. On the go as you always had places to go and people you were helping out. We at Tatra Iron will miss you. Loved having you visit us at work and keeping us up to date on the neighborhood news . Always thankful for our Christmas treats you brought us. You will be missed. Sorry for your loss. All the the Brasko girls Melanie, Kathy, Chris, Paulie and Jerald at Tatra Ornamental Iron Works - Posted by: Pauline Brasko (Friend and Neighbour) on: Nov 30, 2017

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