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ROBERT E. (BOB) ALLAN
1942 - 2023
Bob was born to Charles and Thelma Allan (née Olund) on December 17, 1942, at St. Boniface Hospital. He was the third child in a family of eleven. He passed away on June 3, 2023, at the age of 80 years.
He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Larry and Petey; and a sister, Elaine. He is survived by five sisters - Wendy (Roland), Heather (Robert), Kinnon (Ed), Sherry (Bruce), and Vicky (John); a sister-in-law, Barbara; and two brothers, David (Sylvia) and Ralph (Trudy); together with numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Bob leaves behind Anna, his wife of nearly 60 years; and three children, Robert John, Cathleen Anne, and Stephen James; also Anna’s brother, Joseph, a niece and nephew; and her sister, Adeline (Guy).
In August, 1960, Robert joined the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, which later became the CIBC. During his career he worked in various branches, both in Winnipeg and rural Manitoba. His first posting was at the Main & Dufferin branch. After that came 955 Henderson Highway, Mountain & McPhillips, Portage & Garry, and Polo Park. He opened the Portage & Arlington branch, worked at 118 Marion Street, and had two turns at One Lombard Place. In between these he was stationed in Killarney, Miami, and twice in Brandon. Most of these branches now are part of banking history. In 1995 he was officially retired, but a couple of years later returned to help rural branches with credit writing. He was stationed at Stonewall, but he was loaned out to other rural branches such as Gimli, Portage la Prairie, etc. The six month contract turned into years and finally in 2007 he decided to QUIT.
Robert enjoyed the customer side of banking (well, most of the time) but he and upper management didn’t always see eye-to-eye. A few co-workers would attest to that.
Bob was a member of the St. Boniface - St. Vital Kiwanis, where he served as Treasurer and, eventually, President. He enjoyed the meetings and socializing with other Kiwanis members, and working on major fundraising projects for St. Boniface Hospital and St. Amant.
Bob curled at the Heather Curling Club for many years. He became involved with the Heather Curling Club Executive, serving in the position of Treasurer for 23 years and as President in 2000. He was also on the Heather Rink Limited Board for 18 years as Treasurer and as a Director. He received an Honorary Life Membership for his many contributions, and the Heather Volunteer award. He was also presented with a Curl Manitoba volunteer award for contributions to his home club. Bob curled in the Heather Mens, Heather Commercial, Heather Seniors, and the CIBC Saturday League, both at the Heather and Rossmere clubs. Bob made many life long friends at the Heather Curling Club and he was well respected for his years of service to the club.
In Bob’s memory donations can be made to the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation, a charity dear to Bob and his family.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
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