In Memory of




Obituary for Allan Herbert Kristofferson

MAY 20, 1950 – FEBRUARY 26,2023

Allan was born and raised in Gimli, MB. Growing up Lake Winnipeg and its Fisheries were a huge part of his life, and that fascination led him to study Biology in his University years.

After a 30-year career with Fisheries and Oceans, which took him to the Arctic from Baffin Island to Alaska border. Always wanting to continue his education, Allan completed both his MSC and PHD while working as a full time fisheries biologist. He retired from DFO in 2007.

In 1998, along with colleagues Alex Salki and Michael Stainton, Allan was able to secure the CCGS NAMAO and as such, The Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium was formed.

The LWRC works in collaboration with many groups and the intent is to perform scientific based research to improve the health of the lake. For their efforts the three founding members were awarded the Meritorious Service Medal from Governor General David Johnstone in June 2016.

Allan is survived by his loving wife and best friend Arleen and his beloved dog MAX. Close family members include his brothers Keith (Joan), Ken (June), and family, his sister Judy Lindsay and family; in-laws Keri Connell and family, Bev and Paul (Zeke) Dziedzic, their children Melissa (Brandon), Christopher (Mel) and their children. He also leaves behind many relatives and friends.

Allan and Arleen were inseparable since they began dating at 17&16 years of age respectively. They were proud owners of a Lighting Class Sail Boat and members of the Gimli Yacht Club where they won several regattas.

Their love for travel took them to Oahu Hawaii (twice), Maui, Eastern Canada, shopping trips to Grand Fork, as well as a flying adventure to Calgary and Banff in Allan’s Cessna airplane.

Their favorite winter getaway spot was Cuba. They fell in love with the island in 1980 and would return many times to enjoy the beautiful beaches and warm friendly people, good rum and cigars.
In 1992, Allan & Arleen bought their little piece of heaven in Camp Morton. on the 147 acres they built their dream home. Together for 30 years they enjoyed the peace and tranquility, the wildlife and as many dogs as Arleen could bring home.
Special thanks to Dr. Adegbesan and Staff, Gimli CancerCare, CancerCare Winnipeg and the Staff of Johnson Memorial Hospital. A special thanks to Nikki Holling-Kostiuk for all her help over the past year.
As per Al’s wishes there will be no formal funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Al’s memory may be made to The Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium Box 1289, Gimli MB, R0C 1B0

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