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Born: Jun 16, 1937

Date of Passing: Jul 16, 2020

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On Thursday, July 16, 2020, Allan peacefully passed away at home with his family at his side. He lost his 26-year battle with prostate cancer and a one and a half year of bone cancer.
He leaves to mourn his passing his wife Elaine of 54 years; children, Dianne (Alvin) Kopp, Heather (Don) Jones and Jamie; his grandchildren, Owen (Chelsey) Kopp, Andy (Laura) Kopp, Montana (Devon) Jones, and Brooklyn (Sam) Jones; and two great-granddaughters, Izabella and Sophie.
Allan is also survived by his brothers, Richard (Estel) and David (Carol); brothers-in-law, Fred (Mary) Bezemer and Allan Bezemer; and sisters-in-law, Georgina (Rodney) Eichel and Linda Bezemer.
He is predeceased by his parents, Jim and Ruth Bruce, brother Stanley, sisters-in-law, Linda Bruce, Jackie Bezemer and Anne Bezemer, and brother-in-law Robert Bezemer.
Allan was born in Eriksdale, MB on June 16, 1937 and moved to Ashern in 1957. As a young many he worked for farmers and later as a painter for Manitoba Pool Elevators, painting the town names on the side of elevators. He became a well driller in his early 20s, helping his father. For a few short years he worked for the Town of Ashern in the maintenance department. Allan also drove the school bus for a few years. He tried building basements, but it was too hard of work so he went back to drilling wells and built his business over 60 years.
Allan was a community minded person. He helped haul logs from north of Gypsumville to be sawed into rafters for the new Ashern Arena. He was on the Building Committee and President for the new curling rink, fire fighter and Fire Chief, member of the Brotherhood of the Elks, Ashern Legion and the Ashern Leisure Club.
He loved curling, shuffle board, going on casino trips, card playing, fishing and music. He became a "snowbird" for the last 20 plus years and travelled the US. He fell in love with Yuma, Arizona and they spent 20 winters there. They also travelled to Alaska, Yukon, the East coast of Canada and the US. He enjoyed every mile of it.
We would like to send a special thank you to Helen Webster and her home care nurses, Kassandra and Renjin, Dr. Sabri, Peter's Pharmacy for all their care and helpfulness, and John and Karen Gray.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Inc., 675 McDermot Ave., Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9.

Arrangements by:
Ashern - Lundar

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 25, 2020

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • To All of You, Allan's Family; & Close Friends....It was so Sad to read of your Loss of Allan, and, I (We) Wish to extend Our Condolences...Allan will Truly be Missed by ALL of You His Family; and by the Many people who knew him through his lifetime. Allan was "Truly" a very "Special" Kind, and Understanding man, and would "Be There" for Any one in need....A Real "Down to Earth" Gentleman.... We Wish to Send to You All; Especially You, Elaine, & your Family...Our Deepest, and Most Heartfelt Sympathy & Caring ...He certainly will be Missed. Sincerely sent from; Janet Jundt & Ron McCurdy ; & Garry & Shelley Jundt - Posted by: Janet Jundt (Aquaintance) on: Jul 25, 2020

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