9 December 1936 – 3 October 2020
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Allie Reynard on October 3rd at Pinecrest Home. Allie was predeceased by his wife, Betty-Lou, just seven months ago and his broken heart didn’t heal. He is survived by his son Ryan, daughter-in-law Michelle, daughter Renai, son-in-law Chris, and his beloved grandchildren Nicola and Tim Symonds, Natalina and Isabella Reynard. Also surviving are several cousins and extended family. Allie was also predeceased by his parents, Raoul and Leah Reynard, siblings Leonard, Glen (Hookie) and Carol. Dad/Grampa was involved in hockey all his life, as a goaltender, coach, referee and volunteer. Allie “the Cat” played professional hockey in the IHL, back in the days before goalies wore face masks and the NHL consisted of six teams! He was a stand-out goalie for the Kenora Thistles throughout the years and was also an all-star goalie for the Warroad Lakers for many years, winning the Canadian National Championship - Hardy Cup in 1974. Many lifelong bonds were made with his extended Warroad family, especially the Marvin family. Allie and Betty-Lou made the most of their retirement years travelling with family and friends, particularly enjoying trips in their motorhomes! Whether it was babysitting the grandchildren, golfing with friends or fishing trips, he was always game. Dad/Grampa was also a long-time CP Rail engineer, cancer survivor, fishing instructor, unfiltered commentator, cap collector, dog softie, sweets enthusiast, Kee-West morning coffee group member, and BBQ “expert”. The last several years were physically frustrating and “Allie-cat” finally used up his nine lives. The care and attention provided by friends, Home Care, Keewatin Medical Clinic and Pinecrest staff the past years are much appreciated. In lieu of flowers and if so desired, donations in Allie’s name can be made to Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation or It’s a Dog’s Life.