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Born: Mar 25, 1924

Date of Passing: Jun 14, 2020

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March 25, 1924 - June 14, 2020

Bob was the youngest child born to George Arthur and Jessie Dow Allen in Russell, Manitoba.
Uncle Bob was predeceased by elder brother Sidney A. Allen in the Second World War (July 21, 1944) in France; by both his parents; by his wife Mildred (December 2006); by his elder sister Dorothy Coates (August 2003) and brother-in-law Howard Coates (August 2012).
Uncle Bob is survived by niece Maureen Ward-Saunders; nephew-in-law Kent Saunders, and grandniece Amanda Ward all of Winnipeg.
Bob joined the Army at 18, served overseas during the Second World War with The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. After the war, and while living in Winnipeg, he served with the Winnipeg Police Force. Upon moving to Vancouver, with wife Mildred, he then worked for and retired from Kelly Douglas Wholesale. Upon the death of his wife, he returned to his home town of Russell, where he resided until his own death.
Uncle Bob was an avid golfer, he enjoyed bowling, playing cards and attending the local Legion wherever he was living and participating in all their activities.
From November 1, 2019 to present, Uncle Bob was residing at the Russell Personal Care Home. We would like to thank and acknowledge "ALL" the staff of this personal care home for their wonderful care and compassion shown towards Uncle Bob while he was with you...doing the little extras, like getting his favourite meal from the local restaurant on occasion or picking him up his favourite dessert from the local tea shop (both of these meant so much to him).
As per his wishes, "NO SERVICE", cremation has taken place.
His last wishes are whomever remembers him, go to your nearest Legion, have a beer in remembrance of him and "Buy a Poppy".
Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service in charge of arrangements, Russell, MB 204-773-2747.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 27, 2020

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Dear Bob: It was an honour to make your acquaintance. And thank you for your service. My father Ted was your friend and fellow veteran. He spoke highly of you and misses you dearly. Rest in Peace. - Posted by: Jim Yankoski (Family friend) on: Jul 06, 2020

  • I have very fond memories of Uncle Bob. I enjoyed his sense of humour and gentle nature. I always looked forward to receiving his Christmas card and letter. - Posted by: Doreen Phyllis White (Niece, daughter of Mildred's sister, Elsie) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • I have fond memories of Uncle Bob, and will be very happy to comply with his request. He was indeed a very kind and thoughtful man. When he retired from Kelly Douglas he and Mildred moved to White Rock where he did enjoy golfing. It was always a delight to receive his Christmas cards with his most beautiful hand writing. How fortunate that the care facility had such accommodating staff. - Posted by: Edna Leedham (Niece, Mildred‘s sister Gunhild’s youngest daughter) on: Jul 03, 2020

  • A bit of a strange occurrence- early this morning my phone rang - caller id'd as Manitoba. For some reason I thought of Uncle Bob - but I looked up the phone number and it revealed nothing. I did not answer because of all the scams one hears about. But I mentioned it to my daughter and she researched and found the obituary in the Winnipeg Free Press. I was amazed to find his death so recent...every Christmas I would get a card from Bob, except for this year. I always liked and respected Bob- he and Mildred were so kind to me when I came to Winnipeg in 1951! - Posted by: Aileen Patricia Foan(nee Leonard) (niece - daughter of Mildred's sister -Gunhild) on: Jul 02, 2020

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