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Date of Passing: Apr 25, 2020Offer Condolences or Memory
He will forever be missed by his wife of 68 years, Willa (nee Lepkin) who was his childhood sweetheart. Their great love and devotion to each other was so real, it could be felt easily by others as they built their beautiful life and family together.
Allan was a loving father to his four sons, Earl, Larry, David and Daniel and was a significant presence in their lives. He was incredibly proud of their accomplishments and their families. His daughters-in-law, Debra, Eva, Jody and Samantha were each loved as though they were his own.
Allan's greatest joy were his grandchildren, Michelle Fritzi, Cara (Andrew), Jaimie (Jill), Alexa (Wharran), Lauren (David), Aviva (Kyle), Jenna and Gavin. He spent many days on the beach, at the cottage or Disney World indulging in play for hours with them. As adults, he spent endless hours laughing, entertaining and talking about life and family, They will truly miss his conversations, endless love, encouragement and devotion to them. He enjoyed being with his bonus grandchildren, Adam, Leo and Caylie.
Allan was also blessed with three great-grandchildren, Charlie, Teddy and Harper, who made his face light up at the mention of their names and loved Face timing with them. He took great pride in his beautiful family.
He was a proud Winnipeger and member of the Jewish Community. His youth was spent playing hockey for the Winnipeg Monarchs, football at St. Johns Tech High School and pursuing Willa, his future bride.
Allan spent his entire career building a furniture business. He was known by all in the industry as a gentleman and was greatly respected. His drive and business acumen, along with his sons, led them to be the largest independent furniture dealer in Western Canada.
Allan was loved by all that knew him and was known for his gentlemanly manner, beautiful smile and good looks. His warmth and kindness was reflected by his behaviour, he believed in equality for all and treated everyone as though they were a friend.
He will be dearly missed by his brother-in-law Issie Oiring, nephew Murray (Carol) Oiring, Rochelle (Marshall) Hoffer and their families, as well as many family members and lifelong friends.
Allan was predeceased by his parents, Gitel and Chaim Adelman, his sister Hazel Oiring, and his mother and father-in-law Ben and Sara Lepkin.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to his doctors, Dr. Robert Kroeker and Dr. Kenneth Van Ameyde. He was lovingly cared for by Camille, Maryanne, Grace, Merlin and his nurse Don Banret.
A private service was held at Rosh Pina Memorial Park on April 27, attended by immediate family.
We will miss you and love you forever.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 09, 2020
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
Allan was among the most naturally charming men I have encountered. Our time together goes back almost 50 years. I recall many pleasant encounters, and no unpleasant ones. He was always able to dispense words of wisdom and gave good example. His devotion to his family was always at the fore front and always gave me reason to further esteem him. RIP - Posted by: Ken Napier (friend) on: May 11, 2020
Dear Willa, Earl, Larry, David, Daniel, and families, We wanted to extend our heartfelt condolences in the passing of Allan. He was a very kind and respected friend. We are pleased you all have such fond, wonderful memories to help ease your loss somewhat. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Love, Margaret Adams & family - Posted by: Margaret Adams (Friend) on: May 10, 2020
The Adelman family always showed up in force in my showrooms in High Point, North Carolina. It was always a pleasure to work with them. Their smiles warmed our hearts. Allan was a prince of a person and the boys were very professional even though they didn’t always agree. May he Rest In Peace Ida and Jerry Zelnicker - Posted by: Ida and Jerry Zelnicker (Friends and supplier ) on: May 09, 2020
I am saddened to hear of Mr. Adelman's passing. My family enjoyed many days visiting at Winnipeg Beach. Though we were Daniel's friends, Willa and Allan always had time for some kind words and great food. Cookie, it has been years, however you and your family will always be special to the Venesia clan. My condolences on the passing of your dear father. - Posted by: Dino Venesia (Family Friend) on: May 09, 2020
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