Allen, Daniel

Daniel Hamilton Allen

1994 - 2012


AllenDanielsqOn Saturday evening, June 9th, 2012, Daniel Hamilton Allen passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Health Sciences Center in Winnipeg. 

He will be dearly missed by his mother, Melodie Allen of Manitou, and father, Jonathan Allen of Notre Dame, as well as his brothers, Tyler and Shaun. Daniel also leaves behind his grandparents, Abe and Hazel Dyck and Richard and Bonnie Allen of Roseisle, and his uncles and aunts, Marvin and Marlene Dyck (cousins Andrea, Ryan, Valerie, Ivan, Nevin, Benjamin, and Jordan) of Roseisle; Ted and Marlene Barry (Laura, Caleb, Heidi, Twila, and Titus) of Magnetewan, ON; Marty and Susanna  Vanstone (Maxim and Solara) of Winnipeg; and Jason Allen of Roseisle.  Also grieving Daniel's loss are his great grand-parents, Pete and Susie Dyck of Roseisle and Lois Vanstone of Portage la Prairie, as well as a large extended family that meant much to him. 

Daniel was born in Carman, MB, on June 18th, 1994, and lived with his family at Roseisle until moving to Manitou in 1999. 

Daniel was homeschooled and excelled at his work. He loved science and history and persevered through math. 

Daniel earned a black-belt in Tae Kwon Do, and his hard work resulted in many medals, including a much-desired gold medal in sparring earned during his last tournament. His other hobbies included hockey, snowboarding, and learning stunts on his bike, a favorite present from his dad. Daniel spent every chance he could at the family cabin enjoying fishing with his grandpa and Tyler, tubing, and water-sports. 

Daniel was also an avid hunter. His family fondly remembers an incident last hunting season when he shot a deer and it fell, but ironically, no bullet hole could be found. Everyone was puzzled until a hole was finally located in the deer's eye. Sheepishly, Daniel admitted that he had actually been aiming for the heart. 

Daniel truly enjoyed hard work, whether it be cutting firewood with his grandpa, driving a combine for his uncle Marvin, or helping friends slaughter chickens. He would come home dusty, dirty, and grinning to tell about how many chickens he had carried (and how many donuts he could eat in one day; Daniel’s appetite was legendary.) Daniel was a reliable worker and was quick to serve his customers at Co-op with a smile that lit up the store. He counted his co-workers as good friends. 

Daniel's family and friends remember him as caring, compassionate, and loving. He was always looking out for his youngest brother Shaun, and much love was shared between them. His brother Tyler was his constant companion and best friend. Daniel was his mom's right-hand man, looking after the yard and often cooking meals for her after a long day of work. She cherishes memories of Daniel's thoughtfulness and his expressions of love for her. 

The most important part of Daniel’s life was his relationship with the Lord Jesus. After his initial allergic reaction to a bee sting in the summer of 2008, he later related to his family that while he was unconscious, he had sensed a real struggle between living and dying. During this experience he knew he was not prepared to meet God, so he prayed that God would let him live so that he would have another opportunity to trust the Saviour. The following March, he put his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s son, who had come to this earth and died to pay for Daniel’s sins, and Daniel received the free gift of eternal life. As a Christian, Daniel was baptized and enjoyed fellowship at Roseisle Gospel Hall.

Funeral service was held on Thursday June 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Miami Community Hall with interment at Roseisle Cemetery.  If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers donations may be made in Daniel's memory to Seed Growers Box 775 Portage La Prairie, MB R1N 3C4. 

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden

in care of arrangements


#1 Mike & Diane Van Mil 2012-06-14 07:36
To the Dyck and Allen families:
Words can't express what you must be going through on this day. You are in our thoughts and prayers. After reading this obituary truly he was a
wonderful young man. And what a story of conversion and testimony that followed. How thankful as a young man he took God seriously
in regards to life and death. We are thankful for Daniel's life. You have our deep sympathy .
Mike had his knee scoped on June 12 and was unable to travel.
#2 Gloria Braun--Dyck 2012-06-14 10:59
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and to all you family.
#3 Rose Anne Reimer Zac 2012-06-14 12:01
Melody - my prayers are with you today and as and your family are carried through the weeks and months ahead. What an excellent testimony Daniel has left - the sign of a God-fearing heritage and praying Mom. I am sorry to not be able to attend today.
#4 Ernie & Betty Dyck 2012-06-14 12:50
Jonathan, Melody and family.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May all the many memories of Daniel keep you going in the difficult day's ahead. Our heart aches for you, as we also lost our 18 year old son Darryl due to a car accident 14 years ago June 26th.
#5 Lesley Kestirke 2012-06-14 16:36
With Deepest Sympathy to all Daniel's family.My
thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Daniel was
always so kind and helpful in the co-op whenever
he waited on me. He will be missed very much.
May God be with you all. Sincerely Lesley Kestirke
#6 Scott and Kim Hayes 2012-06-14 16:47
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. It is always a shock to lose someone when you least expect it. We pray that you will continue to know and feel God's comfort in a real way. Daniel will be missed by those who loved him. Your family gatherings will be different with his seat empty. But how blessed to know that he is with the Lord and someday you will be reunited.What an honorable testimony that he has left behind.
#7 The Veenstra Family 2012-06-14 17:26
We were saddened to hear of your loss, but encouraged to hear of his conversion. Try not to "lean unto thine own understanding". Thinking of you all at this time. ( We heard about Daniel through Phillip Deloughery ).

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