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Born: May 13, 1916

Date of Passing: Feb 11, 2000

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ALLEN EARL ENGLISH Allen Earl English passed away at the Baldur and District Hospital on Friday, February 11, 2000, at the age of 83 years. Allen was born in the Moline District on May 13, 1916, the oldest son of William Joseph and Isabella May English. He married Lillian Russelle Thompson on October 15, 1940 and raised a family of five children. They farmed in the Moline District and Hamiota area, later Allen worked as an AI Technician in Cypress River and surrounding area. He retired at Cypress River and later moved to Baldur in 1995. Allen was an avid sports fan and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He raised and showed horses for many years, enjoyed music, especially fiddle music, and loved visiting with family and friends. Allen was predeceased by his parents; his wife Lillian; two brothers, Ivan and Elvin; and by an infant sister. He leaves to mourn his passing his two sons, Joe (Lil), Harris (Margo), three daughters, Marlene (Dean) Fanning, Mavis Bell, Donna (Murray) Desrochers; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and by a brother Dick (Ethel) English. Funeral services were held on Monday, February 14, at the Baldur United Church with Rev. Irene Onuch Penhale officiating. Interment followed in the Glencoe Cemetery, Cypress River. Pallbearers were Dylan Desrochers, Brad Bell, Tom English, Bob English, Horace Sholdice and Brent Sholdice. All those attending the service were considered honorary pallbearers. Following the interment, a reception hosted by the Cypress River Legion Auxiliary was held in the Cypress River Memorial Hall. Friends that wish, memoriams may be made in Allens memory to the Canadian Diabetes Assoc., 727-B 10th St., Brandon, MB R7A 4G7, or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 42 McTavish Ave., E., Brandon, MB R7A 2B2. Jamieson Funeral Service of Baldur-Glenboro was in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 26, 2000

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