Paul Starr Allaman was born on December 25th 1967 in Brandon Manitoba to his mother Judith Somerville-Jones and his father Peter Matwick. Paul had lived for 54 years married to his wife Ivy Allaman for 34 years and father to two children Jesse(wife Jessica) and Nicholas. He was a beloved grandfather or ‘Papa’ to his three grandchildren Peyton(Sweet pea), Hailey(Squiggles), and Liam(Blippi). Paul also has many siblings, Gord(Jody), twin sisters Colette(Larry) and Colleen(Miles), Tara, Marcus, Brent, Maxine, Mark(Angela).
Paul was a hard working man dedicated to whatever job he had, dropping out of high school to focus on working to then build and support his family after which he obtained his GED to better himself. Paul worked the majority of his years for ICE until their closure and involved in their union (Unifor) moving up over the years until he became the president of local 3003. Paul was dedicated to his union, often spending much of his free time on his computer or on the phone assisting his brothers and sisters of the union and obtaining job security for himself, all for the sake of his family. Paul was also the member of many different groups including being on the health and safety committee, united way committee, being on the board of the North End Renewal Corporation, and many other positions throughout the years. At the time of Paul’s passing he worked for Future Transfer.
Paul was a very stoic and humble man, often keeping to himself and never asking for anything from anyone. Paul was quiet, well reserved, and deeply cared for his family. However, that doesn’t mean he didn’t have the spirit of a jokester inside of him often times making a smart comment here and there, the stereotypical ‘dad joke’, the time he mooned a wedding party while cruising along in a boat, the time he slid down a hotel railing and slammed his ass through the wall, the many times he’d release a rumbling fart and chuckle retorting “that was a good one!” or many more examples that there are just far too many to count.
Paul suffered a heart attack on May 22nd 2022 and later passed in Saint Boniface Hospital in the early morning hours of May 24th 2022 while surrounded by his wife and two sons. He was far too young, and gone too soon, he will be sorely missed.
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My most sincere and heartfelt condolences go to Paul’s family and dear friends. Paul always did his best to represent the workers in the workplace. He always stuck to his trade union principals and supported various community causes. Paul was respected by the working people he represented as a unit chairperson, local union president and delegate to various conventions and conferences. Paul always did his best even through difficult and trying times. Although gone, he will not be forgotten.
Retired Workers Chapter
UNIFOR – Local 3003
My favourite memory of Paul was when we were at a family dinner for Ivy’s birthday at Olive Garden, ivy and I both mentioned how we loved the coffee carafe that they put on the table. Ivy and I both joked about stealing the sangria cup and the carafe. Well Paul did just that, in his sweater pocket of all things and didn’t get caught. How he got away with a whole carafe AND a sangria cup in his kangaroo pocket makes me laugh to this day.
We’ll miss you a lot at our family bbqs. The jokes and remarks you made always made us laugh. Your love of your kids and grandkids was obvious. You were Ivy’s rock and our family loved you for that. Rest peacefully Paul. Love Auntie Dale ❤️🙏
I remember working with Paul on the Prairie regional council before his plant closed. He was a solid trade unionists who made a huge impact on the lives of working people. My condolences to his family and friends. Gone way to soon.
My deepest condolences to the family and friends. I got to know Paul through union activities. He was way to young to leave .
Condolences to the Family… REST IN PEACE BROTHER!
My sincere condolences to all Paul’s family and many friends. I worked with Paul for a number of years through the Union and it was always a positive experience. He gave a lot of himself to helping others. I will always remember him. RIP Paul.
Sincere condolences to all Pauls family .and deepest sympathy for my beautiful Niece IVY Bergson Allman and their 2 sons. Though I may not be able to be with you at this terrible time while we all mourn for for you .You are in my thoughts I love you all and share this terrible loss with you BLESS YOU ALL and may PAUL REST IN PEACE AMEN