(George Thomas) Allen Cove
January 6th, 1940 - January 13th, 2021
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Allen Cove after a brave battle with cancer.
Allen was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to parents Catherine and Walter Cove. He grew up in Brandon, MB, then moved to Selkirk, MB in the early 1960’s. He met his future wife Loretta Wuzinski, fell in love and they got married in 1965, eventually bringing two children into their little family: Brian and Karen. Allen worked at Manitoba Telephone System, then at Texaco Service Station until he bought his first transport truck and became a long-haul trucker for Kingsway Transport and several other trucking firms until he retired in 2003. He received his Million Mile Award in 1988.
Allen loved to work in the garage, and quite often could be found trying to fix something or other—usually something that most people would have thought unfixable. But one of Allen’s favourite pastimes was shooting skeet. He went out quite often to the St. Hubertus Game and Fish Association and Winnipeg Trap and Skeet Club. He also participated in many skeet shooting tournaments down in the U.S., where he quite often won trophies. He taught himself to use the computer (with a little help from the kids) so he could surf the net, make all his reservations for his tournaments, and where he enjoyed playing online poker. Allen and family also spent many years camping out at Wallace Lake. He was an avid fisherman and would stay out on the water for hours—regardless of whether or not any fish showed up to join him.
Allen was predeceased by his father Walter, mother Catherine, sister Cleo, and brother David. Allen is survived by his wife Loretta, son Brian (Marie), daughter Karen (Graeme) and grandchildren Makenzie and Morgan, sister Tranna, and many nieces and nephews. Allen loved his family very much, and would do anything to help them out when someone was in need, and this caring extended to his neighbours and friends as well. He also loved his unintended first dog Kody (who went on ahead and waited for him on the Rainbow Bridge) and second dog Brady.
Allen’s family would like to thank all the staff at Selkirk Regional Health Centre and everyone at CancerCare and Palliative Care for their kindness and care during this difficult time. We are thankful for all the wonderful support and thoughtfulness of our family, friends and neighbours. We would also like to thank Reverend Murray Still for his compassion in Allen’s last hours.
Cremation has taken place, and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
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