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Born: Dec 17, 1942

Date of Passing: Jun 03, 2023

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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, and a sister. He is survived by five sisters, a sister-in-law, two brothers, their spouses, and numerous nieces and 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; niece and nephew, her sister and spouse.

Robert joined the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in August, 1960 and worked at various branches in both Winnipeg and rural Manitoba. He officially retired in 1995 and then returned to work on a contract basis until 2007, when he finally QUIT.

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 worked 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.

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.

Bob’s family requests that you visit his tribute page at Memories and stories published by those who knew him are available there.


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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 17, 2023

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • I had the pleasure of being introduced to Bob in the early days of my banking career with CIBC at the Norwood location. He was a mentor and a friend and will be missed dearly. My condolences to his surviving wife, Anna and the Allan family, may the memory of Bob assist in carrying you during these difficult times Rest in peace Bob. - Posted by: terry kirkham (friend and co-worker) on: Jun 27, 2023

  • In the early nineties we we’re sinking under the pressures of the growing Ag business at Stonewall. Bob came to our rescue after being retired, and boy did he help. The bank’s credit dept. who adjudicated our applications loved Bob’s submissions. Bob was a fun guy, but did not suffer fools lightly. When a new head office régime decided to cancel a Manitoba region tradition of funding an annual pensioner dinner, he took action. A letter directed to the President of the bank resulted in the bank deciding to assist all regions of the bank in funding, not only the annual dinner, but many other pensioners activities. Thanks Bob. - Posted by: Larry Hewlko (Friend) on: Jun 26, 2023

  • Anne our sincere sympathies on Bob's passing. He was a hard worker - determined and did things his way- If memory serves me correct he started in the Bank when I was Ass't Accountant at Main & Dufferin and that is where you guys met. He joined me on the long weekend in May/69 when we drove up the newly opened gravel road to Grand Rapids and we came back with our three day limit with pickerel fillets. Always appreciated our chats and time together. May God's comforting Spirit be your source of strength as you mourn his loss- we love you- Eleonore & Henry - Posted by: henry Esau (cibc colleague) on: Jun 20, 2023

  • My sincere condolences to the family and rest in peace dear friend. Bob was a longtime friend and we shared lots of good times and laughs together over the years. - Posted by: Barrie Marley (Friend and Co-Worket) on: Jun 17, 2023

  • A great guy. Fun to be around. Knew him well in his CIBC contract days. Condolences to his family. He will be missed. - Posted by: Bob Bickerton (Friend) on: Jun 17, 2023

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