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Memorable Manitobans: Raymond Allard (1927-2006)

Accountant, community activist.

Born at Haileybury, Ontario on 5 May 1927, he worked as an accountant with Noranda Mines. In May 1949, he moved to the National Cash Register Company where he spent 33 years, residing in North Bay, Noranda, Ottawa, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg. Having suffered from rheumatoid arthritis for 49 years, he retired for health reasons in 1983. He was very active with the Arthritis Self Help Group of Winnipeg and served as its President from 1987 to 1989. Talented at music, he began piano and organ lessons at the age of 7. He conducted choir at Blessed Sacrement Church in Noranda and was an organist at most of the parishes he belonged to including St. Jean Brebeuf and Mary Mother of the Church. He was also active in Rotary Club in Noranda and Saskatoon, and with The Saskatoon Club and Chamber of Commerce. He died on 29 July 2006 at the age of 79.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 August 2006.

“They will not be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 January 2007, page B1.

This page was prepared by John Redekopp.

Page revised: 12 November 2016

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