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Born: Jul 02, 1935

Date of Passing: Aug 21, 2021

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Orest Thomas Allison of Winnipeg, Manitoba, passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 86.
After several months of declining health, Orest died peacefully with his beloved wife Doris and their children by his side.
Orest was born in Poplarfield, Manitoba, on July 2, 1935, to Tom and Anna Zasitko. He worked along with his grandparents on the family farm at Poplarfield, MB.
In 1950 he moved to Winnipeg, where he met the love of his life, Doris. They were married in 1954 and together raised their two children, Melanie and Michael.
He worked for Canadian Pacific Railway in the Grains Group his entire career and retired in 1990. Orest and Doris loved traveling and together created many good memories. He loved spending time with his family as it was the centre of his life
Orest was devoted to his God, Jehovah, and focused on sharing the good news of God's Kingdom. He had a reputation for generously helping anyone who needed it. He has a large spiritual family who will miss him dearly.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Doris; children, Melanie (Gregg); and Michael (Carole); grandchildren, Lindsay, Steven (Katrina), and Ryan (Torrey); and the apples of his eyes, his great-grandchildren, Aidan and Ella; his sister Karen (Reg) and nephews Jonathan and Jared.
Orest's memorial service will be held on Monday, August 30, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. CST, via Zoom.
The family is deeply grateful to the staff (doctors, nurses, and aides) that cared for him at St. Boniface Hospital, Health Sciences Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, and Riverview Palliative Care.
Flowers graciously declined.

Publish Date: Aug 28, 2021


On Saturday, August 21, 2021, Orest passed away at Riverview Health Centre at the age of 86 years.
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Publish Date: Aug 26, 2021

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 26, 2021, Aug 28, 2021

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • Dear Doris and family, I wish to express my sympathies to you all as you grieve your husband/father and all the titles that went along with that. I was sorry to hear that he was not well. My parents told me about you and how you called on them to share bible truths. You both have touched many lives, probably more than you know. Thinking of you all, lots of Love Iluska - Posted by: ILuska (Hidvegi) Bordt (Friend) on: Aug 30, 2021

  • Dear Doris, my condolences, not long now and the resurrections will take place when the last ones will be first. I have not made that relish you both like so much, for a few years now. You are in my thoughts often, with eyes of Faith we are already in the system. May the peace of Our God Jehovah comfort you at this time. Agape Judy, now Fort Rouge Cong. - Posted by: Judy Mckenzie (Fellow worshiper of Jehovah) on: Aug 30, 2021

  • Doris, Michael, Melanie and extended family, You are in our thoughts and prayers as you cope with the loss of your dear husband, father and grandfather. Orest and your whole family is very precious in my heart and memories since you gave the Palmer family the best gift available -- the opportunity to have a relationship with our amazing Creator, Jehovah God, and a secure hope for the future when we will be able to welcome Orest back to life along with my parents, Paul and Carol. Studying the Bible with our family was a labour of love and added more spiritual children to your large family. I always loved seeing my dad and Orest talk and laugh and the twinkle in Orest's eye was always there with a happy smile as he shared stories. We hope your many happy memories bring you comfort at this time, until you can see his wonderful smile again in the very near future. Lots of love and hugs on behalf of myself & my siblings: Keith, Brian and Janice. - Posted by: Karen (Palmer) Miller (Family friend) on: Aug 29, 2021

  • Dear Doris, Melanie, Michael and families, I was very sad to learn about Orest passing away. Please accept my deepest condolences. I have fond memories seeing Orest, one of my spiritual brothers, as we both worked in the same CPR building back in the 1980s. May Jehovah bring you comfort during this sad time, as we await that perfect new world when sadness and death will no longer exist. Sincerely, Cindy LoPresti - Posted by: Cindy LoPresti (Friend) on: Aug 29, 2021

  • Hi Doris; It has been quite some time when we have spoke when I was working with Orest at 150 Henry Ave. He was my superior. He was not shy when asked if what Walter wanted to do was okay with him. He was very caring and one of the hardest workers you would ever want to meet. He also shared his publications with me; Jehovah was his Lord and Master. I too work for Jehovah as a Deacon Minister. I now pray to our Father that you Doris and your family experience His peace and solitude during your time of mourning. He is now in the arms of Jehovah. Love and sincere best wishes Walter Noye, now residing in the greater Montreal area. - Posted by: walter noye (co worker canadian pacific) on: Aug 29, 2021

  • Doris, on behalf of the Krueger and Kukelko families I would like to extend our condolences over your loss. I have known known you since your marriage and it has been my view that Orest was one of the most kindest, loving and humble man I have ever met. The other thing that has always stood out is the love and bond you had for each other. If anyone wants to envision how a marriage should be they need need look no further than than the two of you. Your devotion to each other, your family and to Jehovah is an example for us all. Orest did my mothers funeral service which will always be remembered by me because of the high regard she held for the two of you. As you move forward remember the bond and life you shared because it was a special one. Deepest sympathy and regard…..Judy and Will Kukelko - Posted by: Will Kukelko (Family friend) on: Aug 28, 2021

  • Doris, I am so sorry to see the notice of Orest’s passing. Both he and you were always so welcoming and friendly whenever we met at conventions etc. Carol Joba. (Christian sister) - Posted by: Carol Joba (Friend) on: Aug 28, 2021

  • Dear Doris and Mike and Carol and rest of Family. Condolence to you. May Jehovah be with you. He is now resting in peace. Rocco and Susan Di Fonzo - Posted by: Rocco and Susan Di FONZO (Friend) on: Aug 28, 2021

  • Dear Doris,Mike,Carol & family, Words are not enough to express our heartfelt sorrow that we feel for the passing of your beloved one Orest. We’re sharing in your sorrow with brotherly love and friendship and may our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult and sad time. We look forward to seeing him again in the new world paradise earth as promised in God’s word at Revelation 21: 3, 4. Your brother and sister, Hermie/Sally Guinto (Arlington Cong.) - Posted by: Hermie & Sally Guinto (Friend ) on: Aug 26, 2021

  • Very saddened to hear of Orest's passing. May Jehovah console and comfort you, Doris, as only He can. - Posted by: Jack Nobiss (Friend) on: Aug 26, 2021

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