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Date of Passing: Feb 03, 2022

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Peacefully on February 3, 2022, with his family by his bedside, Allan "Tchikun" Riel was called home by his son Bryan.
Survived by his wife Wendy; sons, Robert (Lee Ann), Kevin (Marci); grandchildren, Courtney (Jeremy), Cameron (Rachelle), Joshua, Thomas and sisters, Anita and Claudette. Allan was predeceased by his parents, Adele and Maxime Riel; siblings, Joe, Origene, Mina, Rita, Yvonne and Doris.
He resided in St.Vital all his life and attended Norberry School and Glenlawn Collegiate. When his sons got into hockey, he became actively involved in Glenwood CC, St. Vital Minor and the St.Vital Major Junior Hockey Club. Al was always coaching, managing or watching from the stands at all the sporting events his boys or grandchildren were participating in. His passion was golfing, nothing better than the first tee on a cool, sunny morning.
Allan was proud to be Métis and great-nephew to Louis Riel.
Family meant everything to him, especially his marriage to Wendy and the birth of his sons and grandchildren.
As a family, we spent many years camping at Toniata Beach. Life long friends were made and he was nicknamed Big Al. Camping with the grandchildren on our "no rules, anything goes" weekend was full of love and laughter. His favourite names were Grampa and Papa.

We love you and you will
live in our hearts forever.

No service was held as per his wishes. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Manitoba Lung Association or one of your choice.

E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 12, 2022

Condolences & Memories (14 entries)

  • Wendy and family, so sorry for your loss, Jim and Tim Haacke remember Mr. Riel very well. RIP Allan. - Posted by: Katherine Gaudes (Neighbour) on: Feb 20, 2022

  • Wendy and family we are Sending our sincere sympathy. Fond memories, thinking of you all. Sincerely Iris and Ron - Posted by: Iris and Ron Christensen (Friends) on: Feb 15, 2022

  • Wendy and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Al's passing. I know Bryan was there waiting to greet him with a big hug! Sending love peace and light to you all from Mary-Anne, Garnet, Carlan, and Shayne. - Posted by: Mary-Anne wilbon (Friend and hockey parent ) on: Feb 15, 2022

  • To the entire Riel family, I wanted to pass on our family's condolences. Al was a great man and will be missed by everyone who was fortunate enough to have shared a few laughs with him! May you rest in peace Al, The Chapman's - Posted by: Mike Chapman (Friend) on: Feb 15, 2022

  • So sorry for your loss Wendy and family. Al will be sadly missed by all who knew him. May he RIP - Posted by: Nick & Ella Kochenash (Friend) on: Feb 14, 2022

  • To Wendy and family: Carol and I are so sorry for your loss. The memories of all the years involved in hockey with Al are special do to Al's great personality, humor, and kindness. We are really going to miss him. - Posted by: Brian Cordingley (Friend) on: Feb 12, 2022

  • Al was a amaxing person Greàt Dad Frienď and Pèrson Ĺoved Toniata so many memories So sorry Wenďy anď sons Great famiĺy He will be missed - Posted by: SANDRA FINCH (Friend) on: Feb 12, 2022

  • To the Riel family, Sorry for your loss. Al was such a wonderful man. Always volunteering his time with the Vics. Also, always enjoyed speaking to him at the restaurant. Sorry again. The Woo Family - Posted by: Robert Woo (Friend) on: Feb 12, 2022

  • Wendy, I am so sorry to hear of Al’s passing. I always enjoyed our chats prior to games and meetings. My condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Craig Gillon (MMJHL Vics) on: Feb 12, 2022

  • My condolences to the Riel family. I found Mr.Riel a very nice man, quiet and kind hearted. He didn't coach with an iron fist and I felt he was unjustly disrespected for it. I always felt it didn't serve him well in the coaching world but certainly would in real life. I felt I was observing an honest and true person. A lesson taught, that I'm sure Mr. Riel didn't even realize he was teaching. To this day, it has always stuck with me and that says a lot. Please rest in peace Mr.Riel. - Posted by: Trevor McRae (Previously coached by Mr.Riel) on: Feb 12, 2022

  • Wendy, Rob & LeeAnn, Kevin & Marci and grandchildren. Since moving into this area in 1974, great friendships evolved. Names like Riels, Wilson’s, Howard’s, etc. were the heart of this area. Grandchildren you have relatives to be so proud of for their contributions to St. Vital. They gave so much of themselves for everyone to enjoy sports. Take pride in your heritage. Allan had the greatest heart and a sense of humour that made him so loveable. We will miss him. Thanks for the great memories to all the family from me and my family. Beverley Bettens, Michael and Bridget, Randy and Daphne, Jamie and Cynthia and Kevin Bettens. - Posted by: Beverley Bettens (Friend) on: Feb 12, 2022

  • We are going to miss the laughter and the friendship buddy, say hi to the blonde dude smiling in his ice shack for me and the crew. Love ya Big Al! - Posted by: Brian Howard (Friend) on: Feb 12, 2022

  • Or heartfelt condolences to Wendy and Family We met in St Pete beach, Florida and knew from the onset we would be friends forever. Al was caring and willing to go out of his way to help. We shared many good times and they are lasting memories. I fulfilled my promise to walk 10000 steps in Al’s memory Rest In Peace and you will be greatly missed my friend - Posted by: Camille & vinnir (Friends from New York) on: Feb 12, 2022

  • Sending our deepest sympathies Auntie Wendy and family. His kindness and wonderful sense of humour will be greatly missed by all. We know none will miss him more than all of you. Much love to you all and we will keep you in our prayers. - Posted by: Carey & Leslie & Justin Candy (Nephew ) on: Feb 12, 2022

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