It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our dear husband, father, Afi, brother, uncle and friend at the age of 93.
Allan will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years Deanna Sigvaldson; his children Mark Sigvaldson and Lynne Peterson; son-in-law Kyle Peterson; granddaughters Lauren, Kristjana and Ashlyn Peterson; sisters Margret Jackson and Marilyn Brown (Dalton); sisters-in-law Shirley Sigvaldason, Edith Baldwin, Phyllis Massey (Ed) Nancy Smith (Normie) Beatrice Zak (John); brother-in- law Dick Gustafson and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his parents Anna (Eastman) and Rosman Arelius Sigvaldason; siblings Dorothy (Stoney Bjarnason), Sylvia (Allan Miller), Franklin, Katherine (Maurice Dozois ), Lorraine (William Matwychuk) and Dori; mother and father-in-law Theodore and Ethelyn Gustafson of Brevort, Michigan; brother-in-law George Jackson and sister-in-law Patricia Gustafson.
Allan was born in Framnes, MB and grew up in Riverton, MB. As a young man he worked as a long haul truck driver hauling cars from Detroit, Michigan to Canada. It was on one of these trips that he met the love of his life Deanna while she was working at a local restaurant in Brevort, Michigan. After regular stops to see her, Deanna moved to Canada; they were married August 2, 1958. Shortly after, Allan began working at the Burns Meat Packing plant in Winnipeg, MB where he worked for 30 years before retiring in 1992.
After retirement, he spent the majority of his time back in his hometown of Riverton, MB.
In his free time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors. He loved going for long drives to scout whatever bird or animal that was in season. He had a collection of bird feeders and enjoyed identifying the different birds as they flew by or as they stopped for a bite, hummingbirds being the family favourite. Another love was tending to his vegetable garden with his granddaughters. Together, they would search for the largest carrots to pick, enjoying them fresh from the ground- dirt and all.
We will remember Allan for his quick wit, quiet demeanour and love for Coffee Crisp. He always had a hidden stash of the chocolate bars to share.
As per his wishes, cremation has taken place with a private family interment occurring at a later date. Góða nótt Afi< back to obituary listing