Lois Martha Allinson (nee Weidman) beloved wife of Dave Allinson, passed away peacefully at home at Starbuck, Mb. on February 10, 2008. Lois will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 56 ½ years, Dave, and daughters Linda (Roger McEachnie) of Portage La Prairie, Mb and Diane (David Rourke) of Minto, Mb, daughter-in-law Sandra Rose (Kim), Grandchildren David Allinson Rose (Brady Knight), Eric McEachnie (Liz), Wyatt McEachnie (Jenny), Robin McEachnie, Dana Rourke-Sim (Nathan Sim), Darcie Rourke (Patrick Gervin), Don Rourke and Dorian Rourke, Great Grandchildren Kalem, Blair, Sophia, Lenea, Kane and Annabel. She is also survived by her sisters Agnes Schrof and Mae Denby (Jan Smeulders), brothers Herb Weidman (Shirley) and Ray Weidman and sister-in-law Phyllis Olson.
She was predeceased by her son David William in 1983, sister Evelyn Therens and brother Kenny Bard.
Lois was born on January 10, 1932 and was raised in the Prairie View District and attended Prairie View School.
She met Dave Allinson whom she married on July 3, 1951.
She was an avid gardener, both feeding the family and beautifying the yard. She was a talented seamstress as well as knitting and crocheting many items for her family. She worked together with Dave on the farm, operating combines and tractors, in the day when women manned the stove. Lois and Dave were lifetime members of the Carman Square Dance Club and enjoyed many years of fun and friendship with square dance and pattern dance friends.
Lois was a devoted wife and mother, grandma and great grandma. She was very proud of her family, taking special pride in every single member of her family. Words will never be sufficient to describe the loss her family and friends feel at her passing. We are so thankful for her life and all that she has taught us with unconditional love.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or Manitoba Cancer Research and Treatment Foundation.
Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.