Allen Manson Conrod

January 13, 2017

Obituary

Sgt. Allen Manson Conrod (R.C.M.P. retired) aged 76 years.

With broken hearts we announce our Dads passing after a lengthy cardiac illness at the Health Sciences Center in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Allen was born in Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia. He was the eldest son of Harold and Alberta (Behie) Conrod who he joins, with our little sister.

Allen was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He retired in July, 1990 after 30 years of service. He was posted in several communities in Newfoundland and Labrador. His first posting was at Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario, followed by postings in St. John’s, Bonavista, Springdale, Nain, Corner Brook, Burin and lastly, Grand Bank. After spending the majority of his service on the Burin Peninsula, a place he considered his second home and often spoke fondly of the people he worked with there, the communities he served, and the friendships he made. He loved and wore the uniform with pride, getting out to meet the people of all communities, treating everyone the same, regardless of their station in life.

Allen, like his late father Harold, was a member of the Masonic Lodge and rose to the position of Master in the year of 1986 in Burin, Newfoundland. He has many lifelong, dear friends within this brotherhood. Allen was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed nature. He spent his retirement years raising several types of animals on hobby farms both in Fortune and Blaketown. His 27 year old Newfoundland/Shetland pony, Jack, will also miss his presence. He was known as a gentle giant with a huge, giving heart, never expecting anything in return, a wonderful Dad, brother, companion, teacher and friend and was known as Mr. Clean, Conrad and Papa Bear to only name a few. He was loved by so many and will be missed beyond measure.

Allen was the proud father of his children Sharon (Bruce Cluett) with children Stephen and Nicholas; Sandra with children Marcus and Gavin; Stephen (Tammy) with children Allison and Spencer; Susan (Danny Duplechian) with grand dog Reed and their mother and grandmother Joyce Conrod. He is survived by his brothers Daniel (Dorothy), Samuel (Wilma), Harold Keith (Raina) and sister Karen as well as nieces and nephews. He spent many wonderful years with his companion Ann Jerrett and her children Angela (Geoff Legge) with children Amelia and Charlotte; Tina (Jerry) with child Colin; Jason (Carolyn) with children Nathan and Brooklyn and Jeffery (Melissa) in Cavendish, Newfoundland.

Many special accolades to Dr. Jaime Farrell and the nursing and medical staff of 4SA Health Sciences Center. He thought so fondly of you all. Reverend Scott Parsons, George Powell (Chaplain R.C.M.P. Vet) and long time childhood friend Archbishop Martin Currie, whose unwavering faith, spiritual guidance and strength gave him the greatest peace from them all. Thank you to all who visited during his hospitalization.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 from 2:00pm – 9:00pm. Funeral service will be held on July 15, 2017 at the United Church in Collin’s Cove, Newfoundland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in his memory but is not necessary.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Warren’s Funeral Home, Dildo.

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2-9 p.m. on January 19, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Our sincere condolences to the Conrod family. We had the pleasure of knowing Al when he was in Burin. Many a times he would call on my husband for carpentry repairs at the police station in Burin and when we needed him most he was there as a friend. He had a heart of gold and he will always be remembered for his acts of kindness.

My condolences to Al’s family. I just heard of his passing. I first met him in 1980 when I had to visit Burin area as a Parole Officer. Over the year during my visits he would have bottle moose or some other homemade treat for me. Such a big man but I was soon to find out he also had a big heart and always made me feel welcomed.

To the Conrod family, my deepest condolences on the passing of Al. I knew Al through agriculture and worked many projects together.. He was truly a gentle giant. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Please accept our deepest and sincere condolences. We knew Al through the agriculture community and had many long chats with him when he came to the cape shore to visit. He was a large man in stature with an even larger heart, always there if you needed anything. All you needed to do was ask and he was there. He will be sadly missed but fondly remembered.

To the Conrod Family.
Sending sincerest condolences to your family in your time of sorrow. We were fortunate to meet Al playing crib tournaments on Saturday afternoons and he truly was a gentle giant. He always had a story or two to tell and it was a pleasure to always listen to them. Have comfort in holding on to the many treasured memories you all once shared and forever carry them with you.

Sincerest condolences to the entire family from Betty and I. I first met Al in 79′ when I came out of training. He was always a gentleman and a great member of the Force. In later years when I returned to the division as Criminal Operations Officer and Commanding Officer, I was lucky enough to cross paths with Al at a number of events, I always enjoyed those encounters, The family should be extremely proud of his service and contributions throughout the Province.

Betty and Bill Smith

I am indeed saddened to hear of Al’s passing. I met him in the ’70s when I was with the Parole Service and on many occasions during those years Id be visiting him at his various detachments to discuss the merits of giving various offenders serving sentences a second chance. He was one of those in the force who saw that there was merit in giving a second chance and for that I was always grateful. He was indeed a good man who did his best.
.To his family I offer my sincere condolences. May he rest peace.

Brendan Devine

Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Al. He was a great person and a great friend.
Ella and Alec Noseworthy.

To The Conrad Family:

My sympathies on the loss of your father. I remember him, and all of you, from your time in Corner Brook. Big Al is the name, I recall, we used to describe your dad and it seems it was big in spirit as well as size. May your memories carry you through this difficult time.

To The Conrad Family..
Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing please accept our deepest Sympathy to you and your family during this time.
May the memories keep those we love close to us forever.. although words seem to say so little, we hope they help in some small way to ease the sense of loss that you’re experiencing today. So hold fast to your memories, to all the cherished moments of the past, to the blessings and laughter, the joys and the celebrations, the sorrows and the tears. They all add up to a treasure of fond yesterdays that you shared and spent together, and keep the ones you loved close to you in spirit and thought.
The special moments and memories in your life will never change. They will always be in your heart, today and forevermore.
But although your heart is heavy today but remember God will be your stronghold, your Guide and also your Provider today,
tomorrow and always and He loves you.. so cast all your cares on Him and Believe..
And rest assured our thoughts and our prayers are with you all during this time and in the days ahead.
May God Bless You All… RIP Allan…You will be forever missed…

Conrod Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the passing of Al. He was a man with a big heart.
Often he would drop by my summer house with a dozen eggs and a chicken for Sunday dinner.
Rest in peace, Al.
Frances Kenny and family.

Thinking of you all at this difficult time!
I remember your Dad very well when he used to shop at Eastern Farmer’s. And then we bought a few hens from him another time. He thought a lot of all his children and grand children. Always spoke so highly of you all.
Take care!!

To Sharon, Steven, Sandra, Susan and Joyce: I was very sad to hear of Al’s passing. I have so many memories from our Grand Bank days. There are so many stories I remember, some very funny, of the days that John and Al worked together. He was a good friend . My deepest condolences to you all. I would certainly be there for visitation but I am out of the Province.

To the Conrod family: So sad to hear the news of your father’s passing. He spent lots of hours at our house in Corner Brook and he and Eric had many late night snacks together. He was a gentle and caring friend. He will be missed by all, Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat Pye

To the Conrad family,
It is with sadness that I read of Al’s passing. We lived in Springdale back in the 60s and Al took me for my driver’s license and we had a sports car that was low to the ground, he had great difficulty getting in the car to take me for my driver’s test, but Al made a great laugh of that situation. I will always remember him and your mom when living there. May all of your wonderful memories help sustain you all as you journey through this sad time of your lives.
My sincerest sympathy
Ruth Andrews

I meet this gentleman many years ago in Grand Bank and Bonavista .Actually, in Bonavista I got my Drivers license from him . I have often spoken of the type of Gentleman he was .He represented the RCMP extremely well. I now live in Halifax but have never forgotten the man
May God bless you all and my condolences to all

Clyde Osmond

To Al’s Children ,extended family and friends..my sincerest sympathy . I had not seen much of your Dad this past few years but when I did it was always my pleasure to have a chat. He was such a nice man, always pleasant and caring. I am so sorry that he had to leave you . Sincerely Gloria Stewart

To the Conrod family, Your dad spoke with pride when he talked of his children. My last visit with him at the hospital two weeks ago he beamed with pride as he spoke of Stephen and the good success he was having with the RCMP Ident section in Clarenville.. Al and I worked together from time to time during our long career with the Force, but it was our love of farming and animals in general that dominated the conversation when ever we got together.. He was a good friend to many and will be missed by all who can speak horse, hay, and turkey. RIP old friend, your memory will live on in the hearts of all who New and loved you.

To Sandra, Sharon, Stephen, Susan, it is with heavy hearts that we learned of your father’s passing. Over the years we were all such great buddies. We will always cherish the good old days and fond memories of our get togethers. No doubt your dad was a gentle giant and I learned that on my first shift with him in CNBK back in the early 70ies. If you worked with Al you soon learned that he had a way with people which can only be described as interactive. I guess because of his large presence in the crowd he was hardly ever challenged as he always had the upper hand. A true friend and Conrad for sure….he will be dearly missed. RIP our friend. Sorry we will miss the Funeral Service as we are out of the Country.