Daniel Campbell Allen

February 23 / 1939 - September 4 / 2023

Sadly, with family at his side, Danny passed away peacefully at Carman Hospital.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lynne (nee Goddard) and his children and grandchildren, Barbara Lavoie (Martin), Michelle Morse (Jan), Stephanie; Curt Allen (Shelley) Taylor, Brooke; Tom Allen, Alicia, Valerie, and Benjamin. Also, great grandson Casey Morse and many relatives and close friends.

Danny was born in Brandon, Manitoba to Bruce and Pearl Allen (nee Campbell). He grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba but loved to spend his many summers helping with the farm and playing with his Brandon cousins.

He graduated from Kelvin High School and attended McNeese State University, Louisiana for a short time on a Track scholarship. He graduated from University of Manitoba with an Agriculture Degree in 1963. In 1963, He and Lynne were married and started their 60 year adventure.They purchased a small hobby farm near Sanford, MB in 1971 and moved their young family to the country. During this time Dan commuted to Winnipeg, working as Advertising Manager for Public Press (Cattleman and Country Guide magazines.)

He was a founding member of the Blossom Boys from River Heights, There was a large group of lifelong friends that remained in touch, some friendships going back as far as 1944. Many pick up sports games and reunions were planned and continue to this day. Dan was always quite athletic, having been inducted into the MB Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998 with The Fort White Tournament Team. He enjoyed coaching his children on many local teams and especially loved being a spectator of any sport or activity his grandchildren were playing.

Danny had a special place in his heart for his many dogs, always by his side, usually riding passenger in his old truck.

After retirement Dan became a professional “putterer” and greenskeeper on the acreage, golfing, hunting and enjoying all televised sports including the Jets and Bombers. Danny was “larger than life”. We will miss his smile, his laughter, many jokes, stories and one liners, but especially his enthusiasm and love.

Short graveside service will be held on Friday, October 6, 2023 at 1:00 pm Sanford Cemetery and lite lunch to follow at Oak Bluff Hall. 

Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Winnipeg Humane Society.

 

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Hwy. 3&13 10-4th Avenue SE, Carman, MB
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