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LESLIE GRANT (LES. G.) ALLAN (published on June 15, 2010)



LESLIE GRANT (LES. G.) ALLAN June 2, 1932 - June 10, 2010 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Les Allan, on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at The Convalescent Home of Winnipeg, with his wife of 41 years, Carol, at his side. Predeceased by his father, mother, sisters Arlene, Lillian and Louise, and his eldest son, Andrew, from his first marriage, he leaves behind his loving wife, Carol; son, Christopher, from his first marriage; son, Kirby (Stacy); daughter, Sheryl Webster (Mike); grandson, Phillip; and his half-brother, Lorne McGowan (Laura). Les was born in Irma, Alberta and enjoyed his Scottish heritage in MacDonald of Clanranald. Growing up, he joined several cadet corps, including the Air Cadets where he played the snare drum and the bugle in the corps marching band. Throughout his life, he also enjoyed playing his guitar. He signed up with the Air Force in 1950, serving for eight years with the #2 Fighter Wing on bases in Northern Africa and Metts, France, where he learned his trade of aircraft mechanics. He spent his early years fascinated with motorcar racing, and participated in local races, winning several trophies during this period. Les was a faithful fan of racing legend, Dale Earnhardt Sr., from the early years until his final race. After travelling from Edmonton to Winnipeg in 1968, he joined TransAir and worked with his colleagues throughout the years of airline amalgamations until his retirement from Air Canada in 1997. Beginning in 1976, Les suffered from ongoing circulation difficulties, which resulted in many serious health problems and surgeries during his lifetime. His final six months were spent at The Convalescent Home of Winnipeg, where he was treated with love and respect by the staff plus the residents and their family members. A memorial service will be held at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to The Convalescent Home of Winnipeg Benefit Fund, 276 Hugo Street North, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3M 2N6. Chapel Lawn 885-9715


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