Armstrong AlanAlan Douglas Armstrong

May 10, 1951 – Dec. 27, 2016

It is with heavy heart that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Alan suddenly at home on the morning of December 27, 2016. Alan was born in Owen Sound, Ont. and moved to Winnipeg, in 1983 to race his beloved Standardbred horses at Assiniboine Downs. After a few moves throughout Manitoba, Carman has now been his home for the past 5 years.

Alan was predeceased by both his parents, Bessie & Harry Armstrong and his sister, Helen Adams. All of Owen Sound, Ont.

He will be sadly missed by his wife (partner) of 33 years, Jacqueline Dott, his two step-children, Melanie (Myron) Peters and Christopher (Nancy) Dott, and his three precious grandchildren, Samantha, Justin & Tyler. He is also survived by his brothers, Bob (Joyce), Roger (Marylou) and his sister, Dorothy (Howard) McMann, of Owen Sound, Ontario and his many nieces and nephews.

Alan loved racing and made many friends over the years. In 1996 he reconnected with harness racing in Manitoba after being absent from it for a few years and helped train harness horses for the fair circuit in Manitoba and for the last 2 years had the privilege of being the race secretary for the Manitoba Great Western Circuit. Alan was known as being very knowledgeable on horses and was a great friend to many. He loved playing cards with friends from both the Standardbred and Thoroughbred industries. He loved all animals and they loved him especially his latest dog, Riley. He was very well respected by all.

Alan also worked for the Prairie Rose School Division for the past 5 years doing lawn maintenance, etc.

As per Alan’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. A family gathering will be held at a later date. Should you wish, a donation may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.

He will be greatly missed, loved and never forgotten! Until we see you again!

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Doyles Funeral Home
Hwy. 3&13 10-4th Avenue SE, Carman, MB
Phone:  204.745.2045 | Fax: 204.745.2499