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« Reply #27 on: Saturday 30 July 16 18:00 BST (UK) »
Canada, Ocean Arrivals (Form 30A), 1919-1924 -   Irene Dowd - 1912 Miles Platting- arrived 20 July 1921 - on the Minesdosa - grandfather William Knox - 34 Carlton Rd Sale Cheshire. Destined to Neepawa Manitoba.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_Platting

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« Reply #28 on: Saturday 30 July 16 18:14 BST (UK) »
England, Andrews Newspaper Index Cards, 1790-1976 for Irene Dowd - 2 June 1946.

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« Reply #29 on: Saturday 30 July 16 18:44 BST (UK) »
Probate for Walter passed away 5 December 1918 - Probate 24 January 1919

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« Reply #30 on: Saturday 30 July 16 18:51 BST (UK) »
- just ahead of me on those  ;D

I was kinda hoping you weren't out tending the herd when I couldn't figure out it was Knox,
not Knop. ;D ;D

It appears James didn't have a hankering for Canadian cigarettes, but a new life.

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« Reply #31 on: Saturday 30 July 16 19:20 BST (UK) »
1921 census - 1st Street Town of Neepawa Manitoba

James M Allan born Scotland. Aged 43 years - Cafe Prop - lodging with the Farrell Family. Imm 1921.

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« Reply #32 on: Saturday 30 July 16 20:55 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Just adding on to lilybell's find, there is an expanded obit. for Lillian Dec. 17, 1960. It adds that
she
was born in Manchester, England and came to Calgary 31 years ago, also survived by a sister and
brother in England.
Page 42,
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=Hx6RvaqUy9IC&dat=19601217&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

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The brothers of Lillian Gordon Knox -  Frederick Pinnington Knox - 26 August 1887 - 7 January 1952 Manchester Lancashire - 10e 447- preceded her in death.

William Edward Knox - 1894 - September 1967 Bucklow Cheshire.  10a 120

and sister Louie Knox - 2 September 1900 - August 1985 - Trafford Manchester. Vol - 39 - 1759

Her father William Edward Knox 1868 passed away September 1947 - 10b 88

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« Reply #33 on: Saturday 30 July 16 21:15 BST (UK) »
Hmmmm, well if Lillian Gordon Howd was travelling to Canada to meet up with her fiance James Milne
Allan, that would have been news to his wife waiting back home, she thought he was still out hunting for a tobacconist!

Thanks everyone for all so far, we are following up with Irene's birth and marriage to Willard Neilson, it seems they had three children.  The amount of info you have dug up, has been awesome.
FYI, James Milne Allan's grandson has been searching for his grandfather for years!!! More later!

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« Reply #34 on: Saturday 06 August 16 18:02 BST (UK) »
Calgary Herald on 08 July 1943: 

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=Hx6RvaqUy9IC&dat=19430708&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

Allan, James Milne.  Aged 65 years, beloved husband of Mrs. Lillian Allan, 2206 14A Street W.  Services at "The Little Chapel On The Corner" Friday at 4, Rev Henry G. Rees officiating.  Jacques Funeral Home.

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« Reply #35 on: Saturday 06 August 16 22:33 BST (UK) »
Hi Valgenie:
I visited Queens Park Village cemetery in Calgary this afternoon to seek clues at the Allan and Neilson graves.
The headstone for James M. Allan and Lillian G. is becoming overgrown by a fast-growing bush.  This is a well-maintained cemetery and I imagine that the bush will be trimmed before it gets completely out-of-control.  No clues in adjacent headstones, no recent flowers or other activity.
The Neilson grave is next to the gravestone of Willard's parents (Frank 1878-1962 and Mary Ann 1881-1953).  The space between the two headstones contains two decorated concrete flower vases containing synthetic flowers.  Between the vases is a statue of a golden retriever. 
There is also a flat stone to the left of Willard & Rene's headstone (Elizabeth Neilson 1898 to 1993).