It is with sadness but a great sense of peace and celebration of a life well-lived that we remember Allen.
Allen was born in Yorkton, Sask. He married Mary Sobchishin in 1961 and they had 4 children. They lived in Yorkton for a short time before moving to Esterhazy. Allen worked for IMC as an electrician. He enjoyed being outdoors. Camping was a typical summer activity as well as trips to the mountains. After retirement, trips to other countries and scuba diving became a new interest. His passion for videotaping his adventures filled his time. Diving was replaced with canoeing the northern waterways. Winters were filled with cross-country skiing. He loved being at the ski hut, grooming the trails, and being out on his skis. Even though he had all his own interests, making time for his kids and grandkids was just as important to him. Trips were made to just visit or to come help out with a project or repairs. Trips were made to watch his grandchildren at a sporting events, dance performances or graduation. Going to “Coffee Row” was an important part of his day where he could share stories. Al lived a very full life and had a hard time sitting still even though his health at times required it. He chose not to dwell on the negative and took on challenges presented to him until the end. While we grieve his loss deeply, we are lifted and inspired by the memories he has given us.
Allen is predeceased by his parents, and his brothers Bill and Ed. He is survived by his wife Mary; children, Brenda, Laurie (husband Dale and children Travis and Megan), Sandra, and Craig (wife Christal and children Alyssa and Brynn);brother Frank (sister-in-law Cheryl) and sister Jane.
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