This [communique] brings news of the death of Bishop H. James P. Allan. The subject line is taken directly from an email I received from his son, Douglas in the wee hours of this morning. “Rejoice! a humble, faithful, servant of God has joined his Father in Heaven!” Rejoice, indeed, as Bishop Jim has now embarked on ‘that next great adventure’ and is fully in God’s presence. According to son, Douglas, Bishop Jim’s “serene yet determined countenance, that he had had all week, was still there when he passed on at 11:50pm, 26th June”, with his family at his side.
Neil Bardal Funeral Home will be looking after arrangements. Cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Bishop Allan was predeceased by his dear wife, Beverley. He leaves to cherish his memory: son Douglas Allan, and wife, Sandy, adult son Brendan (of Wpg), Mary Strain (of Wpg), Barbara Allan (of Wpg), adult children: Jennifer and Andrew, and Jennifer, (in Vancouver BC)
Condolences can be sent to:
135 Bayridge Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5B4
Each of you who knew him will have your own memories of this special man, but Douglas’ words sum it up: a humble, faithful servant of God. May he rest in the arms of the One who created, redeemed and sustained him in this life.
Peace to you all.
Susan L. Suppes
Executive Assistant to the Bishop
935 Nesbitt Bay, Winnipeg, MB R3T 1W6
Discipleship: Discovery, Development, Deployment