← View All Tributes

Robert  Allan

Tribute Notifications

Click below if you would like to be notified when a new tribute is posted.

Sign Up

← View All Tributes

Robert Allan

June 14, 1951 - October 11, 2019


It is with deep sadness we have to announce the passing of Bo. He is survived by the love of his life Brenda, daughter Caitlin (Chris) (Beckett), mother Elsie, brothers Keith (Barb), Daryl (Louise), Rich (Karen), extended family Lua Gerun (Mike), (Brayden and Hailee), Josh Irving, (Caius), Ricky Nelson and step sons Todd Ronmark and Steven Ronmark( Haley ) (Kennedy, Hannah, Jayce, Kala, Ocean, Sapphire) many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Rae Allan who was the minister at Fairview United Church in the 1960’s.

Bo moved to Nelson as a boy in the early 60’s and spent the rest of his life there growing up to be a good man. When his family moved to Victoria in 1969 Bo refused to leave and finished high school living with the McMurchie’s and  McClenaghan’s and who can forget the house at 612 Latimer where a few valuable life lessons were learned by the youth of the city. He had a number of jobs over the years starting with the night shift at Safeway while attending school on occasion, managing the bar at the Savoy for the Kilpatrick’s and eventually getting on with the Government  and with Lafrentz painting lines on the highways around the province that he spent so much time driving on. Over the winters he worked getting the home fuel oil truck stuck on back roads, rolling the bread truck up the valley and being the runner of food and beer to Whitewater Ski hill for the Adams as ‘Town Run Bob’.

Bo led a full life with many lifelong deep friendships that included 2 or 3  lifetimes worth of  experiences with his buddies Walt Popoff, Rick Thompson, George Heer,  Gord Shannon, Gerry Tenant, Danny Ringheim and the late Al Kilpatrick to name a few. Some of the escapades were even legal. The stories and the legend will continue forever for those who know them.

Another family that means a lot to Bo was his Saskatchewan family. The Dorrance reunions and Kennedy rodeo were an important part of his life and the past few years he was able to attend with Brenda and his grandson Caius.  I am sure that new grandson Beckett would have been invited on these adventures in a few years to gain the benefit of Bo’s influence in making them good, solid men.

Bo will be remembered for his sunny outlook, ready smile and willingness to help out friends and family.

Thanks to all the doctors and nurses at Kootenay Lake Hospital. Especially Dr. Newson who made a few house calls the last couple of weeks to ensure Bo could stay comfortably in his home to be with Brenda and family and friends who were so important to him.

Bo requested there not be a service but wants a celebration or as Bo would prefer to call it, a big party, later when the weather warms up. Details will be announced.

In Liu of Flowers please make donations to ALS (Walk for ALS) www.walkforals.ca



Send a condolence, light a candle and/or share a memory, click "Send Condolence". Once your message has been approved by the moderator it will be posted to the website.

Pages: 12

From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Peter Hartridge
Relation: Long time friend

RIP Bobo. Thanks for being such a good friend over the many years since high school. So sorry for your tremendous loss Brenda and family. Bo was such a great friend to many and will be in our thoughts for a long time.
Peter and Sherry

From: Deanna Rainey
Relation: friend

So very sorry to hear of Bo’s passing. He obviously gathered a great circle of friends and enjoyed a loving family. To his beloved Brenda and family, our thoughts are with you. If you need a change of scenery, you are always welcome here.

From: jack and sharry heighton
Relation: friend

Our heartfelt condolences go out to you Brenda and family.a terrible loss of agreat man !

From: Doug Hartley
Relation: childhood playmate

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Bo’s passing. I played with him in Nipawin as a boy. We connected when I moved to Nelson in the 70’s, he was always ready with a smile. I remember Kiethey and Bobby as we knew them, coming to our shack. I saw him when he was going to visit Gord in hospital and we talked about Nipawin.
So sorry for your loss.

Doug Hartley

From: Ross McKay
Relation: Fellow mischievous Nelsonite

Bo was truly one of the best, kindest men from Nelson ever, and he is appropriately honoured by one of the best obituary notices I have ever seen.
Sincere condolences and best wishes to Brenda and to all of Bo’s family and friends
He will be sorely missed>
Ross McKay

From: Garry McQuaid
Relation: Friend

Please accept my personal condolences to Brenda and family. Roberts smile and good humor will be missed.God bless you.
Only good thoughts.
A good friend.

From: Garry McQuaid
Relation: Friend

Please accept my personal condolences to Brenda and family. Roberts smile and good humor will be missed.God bless you.
Only good thoughts.
A good friend.

From: Chris LePage
Relation: Friend

It is with a very heavy heart that I write this message of sympathy. Bo I will miss your friendship, seeing you in your shorts in January and that big heart and smile. Brenda, he loved you so much. Caitlin he beemed whenever he spoke of you. Deepest Sympathy Chris LePage

From: Terri & Rob Richardson

Our deepest condolences to you Brenda, and family. Bo was such a kind and cheerful person who will be missed by all. It was a wonderful tribute written about him.

Pages: 12

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

Thank You Notice

Send Flowers

default-floralFloral Tributes may be ordered directly through our supplier. Please have the name of the deceased, the funeral date, the address and phone number of the delivery location for handy reference:

621B Herridge Lane, Nelson, BC V1L 7B3
Phone: (250) 352-5592

2870 Georama Rd, Nelson, BC V1L 6Y7
Phone: (250) 352-3468 / Toll Free: 1(800) 712-6797

Flowers & Yoga Studio
513 A  Front Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4B4
(250) 505-5222


Donate In Memory

Send Condolence - For Robert Allan

Use the form below to send a Condolence, light a memorial candle and/or share a personal memory.

Your email address will not be published.

Please upload a small jpg file (Max file size is 1MB)

← View All Tributes

Home | FAQs | Obituaries | Send Condolence | Services | Resources | What Do I Do | Preplan | Contact

© Thompson Funeral Services Ltd. | Site Map | Admin Login