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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



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From: Christopher/Judy Beauchamp
Relation: Friend

We will miss you Bo. You were a great person, with many many friends as a result, So sorry Brenda, he will leave a big hole in our hearts.

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