Allen Anthony Aloisious was born on July 24, 1945 to Anton and Eleanor Hinz (née Lange) in the first St. Elizabeth Hospital, the eldest of six children. He was raised on the first family farm by Dixon until he was about three years old at which time the family moved to a farm east of Burr or Bay Trail. At the tender age of about two years, Allen had an accident with a sharp object which resulted in the loss of his right eye. Allen made the paper and spent quite a while in hospital in Saskatoon alone because due to travel and a younger brother. For schooling, he attended several country schools until he had to halt his academics to help out on the family farm and with other family demands. At the age of 16 or so, Allen began to work with Bloski Construction where he developed the knowledge and skill to build homes, which he later used to build his own. Mechanics became an interest of his and this led to his further education at Kelsey Institute in Saskatoon where he completed his certificate in mechanics, with a specialization in transmissions. He worked in this field for over 40 years, first at Humboldt Motors, then later with Discovery Ford. He was known as “Big Al” by all. On September 19, 1970, Allen married Myra Fortowsky and they were blessed with three children, Tracy, Jeff, and Travis. Allen and Myra bought their first home in Humboldt at #618 on 3rd Street where Allen resided until September, 2020. He was known to be an avid hunter of all game, and until this past fall, he enjoyed picking up small motor repair. Over the years, he completed small woodworking projects, he was happy to help Myra with the garden at home, and he liked to watch the birds. Yahtzee and puzzles were a couple of his other pastimes. Allen will be greatly missed by all who got to share in his life and had the privilege to know him. Dad’s humour was something he always had until the evening of his passing. His contagious smile and jokes will never be forgotten. We miss you so much already Dad, but we know you are totally surrounded by family and by love. Love Always, All your Kids, xo xo xo
Allen will be greatly missed by his three children and their families: Tracy (Nolan) Peters, Kiersten (Branden) Serblowski, Sophia, and twins due July 2021, Jorden (Cody) Hergott and Karver and Hayvyn, and Kiana Peters and Wyatt and Paisley; Jeff (Wendy); and Travis and Kayl and Eli; his siblings: Hilaire Hinz (Unc), Judy (Sylvester) Ilg, Carol Hinz, Kathy (Ronnie) Poppel, and brother-in law Ronald Fogen; and by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Allen was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Myra Hinz (née Fortowsky); his parents, Anton and Eleanor Hinz (née Lange); his sister Sharon Fogen; sister-in-law Dianne Hinz; and his nephews, Corrie Fogen and Dennis Ilg.
Don’t grieve for me, from pain I’m free,
I’m following the path God has laid you see.
I took His hand when I heard His call,
I turned around and left it all, I could not stay another day,
To love, to laugh, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way, I found the peace on a sunny day. If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joys, A family shared, a laugh, a kiss, Oh yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with time of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full. I’ve savoured much:
Good family, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts, and peace to thee,
God wanted me now; from pain I’m free.
“Till we meet again.”
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