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RAYMOND JOSEPH ALLARD

Born: Mar 30, 1925

Date of Passing: Jul 06, 2022

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RAYMOND JOSEPH ALLARD


Raymond Joseph Allard passed away quietly on July 6, 2022, with Pauline, his loving wife of 74 years, and son David by his side.
He is survived by his children -- Marilyn (James) Boughen, George (Carol deceased) and friend Cheryl of Onanole, MB, Daniel (Kathleen) of West Vancouver, BC and David (Adrienne) of Kelowna, BC and his sister Lucille Heney of Pembroke, ON, along with grandchildren, Paula, Naomi, Katie, Benjamin, Peter, Paul, Matthew, Adrianna, Jordan, and Camryn and six great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters, George, Blanche McCorquodale, Renee Clark, Lawrence, Paul, and Allan ("Babe").
Raymond was born on March 30, 1925 in Sainte-Rose du Lac, Manitoba to Joseph and Irene (Hamelin), the second of eight children. In 1929, his father moved the family to Dauphin as the owner of the Ford automobile dealership. Raymond was mostly educated in Dauphin and finished school at St. Paul's High School in Winnipeg.
In 1943 he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, acquiring his pilot's wings and a bombardier rating. After the war, he enrolled in the University of Manitoba, graduating in 1950 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
At university he met Pauline, a Home Economics student from Underhill, Manitoba and were married in 1948 at St. Ignatius Church, Winnipeg. Ray and Pauline lived an exceptionally full life, raising their family in Dauphin. Summers were spent between Lake Dauphin, Clear Lake and various camps on Lake Winnipegosis and Lake Manitoba, including his father's Camp Redhead where, each summer, the extended Allard family would gather. They also travelled extensively to Europe, Arizona, Australia and Mexico with a ski trip to the Rockies thrown in most years. In 1984, Pauline and Raymond moved to Kelowna and spent 29 active years in BC. His final years were restful days at the Parkway Retirement Community in Winnipeg.
Raymond's first career job was with General Motors in London, Ontario introducing Canadian railroaders to the diesel-locomotive. He and Pauline, with toddler Marilyn, moved back to Dauphin in 1953 to take over his father's automobile dealership. Raymond and his brothers, Paul and Lawrence, managed Allard Motors until it was sold in 1984. After the sale of the dealership, Raymond secured the tennis concession at Wasagaming in Riding Mountain National Park. It was the center of his summer social life for 10 years.
Raymond was a sportsman - he was a hockey player (Portage Terriers Junior team 1942), hunter, curler, sailor, snow skier, golfer, tennis player and bridge player. He was also a storyteller, liking nothing better than starting a conversation with someone, finding a connection, and then engaging in a good-humoured conversation about the war, sports, or life in general.
He gave back a lot to his community. Raymond was a member of the Rotary Club of Dauphin. He served on various community boards, including many years as Chairman of the Dauphin Recreational Committee, President of the Dauphin Kings, and trustee of the Dauphin School Board. He is also remembered for many unsolicited acts of kindness in the community.
While we mourn the loss of our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he will be remembered with love and we celebrate his full and truly unique life.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Canadian Cancer Society or Dauphin Community Foundation.
A serice celebrating his life will be held on Friday, July 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Thomson "In the Park" Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd., Winnipeg, MB. Raymond will be laid to rest at a later date in a service to be held in Dauphin.


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Publish Date: Jul 16, 2022

RAYMOND JOSEPH ALLARD


Raymond Joseph Allard passed away quietly on July 6, 2022, with Pauline, his loving wife of 73 years, and son David by his side.
A service celebrating his life will be held on Friday, July 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Thomson "In the Park" Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd., Winnipeg, MB. Raymond will be laid to rest at a later date in a service to be held in Dauphin.
A longer obituary to follow.


THOMSON "IN THE PARK"
204-925-1120
This obituary may also be viewed and
condolences may be sent to
www.thomsoninthepark.com

 


Publish Date: Jul 12, 2022

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 12, 2022, Jul 16, 2022

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • I didn’t know Ray very well but I know his children. They are all great people and for that I’m sure that Ray and Pauline were and will remain wonderful role models. My condolences to the entire family on your loss. Sincerely Allan Elliott - Posted by: Allan Elliott (Friend) on: Jul 16, 2022

  • Dave, Adrienne and the entire Allard family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know Ray’s life was one well lived with a wonderful family by his side. Wishing you much comfort during this sad time. - Posted by: Peggy Poole (Family friend) on: Jul 15, 2022

  • I would like to express how much I enjoyed meeting Ray and looking after him as one of his home care providers. He was always light-hearted, good humored and kind. He gave his thanks each and every day that I attended to him. I would like to express my deep condolences to Pauline and their children. He is already sorely missed. - Posted by: JACQUELINE DYCK (CAREGIVER FROM COMFORTS OF HOME CARE ) on: Jul 13, 2022

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