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BILLIE HEINTZ

BILLIE W. HEINTZ 1927 - 2012 It is with sadness and loving memories that we announce the passing of Billie on March 4, 2012 at Riverview Medical Centre. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Sheila, step-children Janice, Colleen (Tom), Ross (Karen), David and many dear step- grandchildren. Billie was predeceased by his first wife Rae and leaves to mourn their children Susan, Brian, Sandra, Bruce, Barbara, Barry and many grandchildren. Billie served as a Winnipeg Police Officer for 34 years and rose to the rank of Staff Inspector. He also served 20 years on the Board of Directors for the Winnipeg Police Credit Union and was a valued supported of Big Brothers of Winnipeg. Billie was a good natured man and known for his great sense of humour and contagious smile. He loved his new family and the many friends he met through the church, while dancing at the Vasa Lund with his beloved Sheila, playing cards at the East St. Paul Senior Centre and attending the retired police breakfasts. Billie enjoyed his beautiful home in East St. Paul especially the sunroom which he and Sheila had built. Many good times were spent enjoying the sunshine and barbequing in his backyard. Billie often commented on how much he appreciated his stepson, Ross, and how he looked forward to their many visits at Riverview. Ross's encouragement and kindness meant so much to Billie and he enjoyed when the two of them swapped old stories of their work with the Police Service. Together we would like to thank all of our family and friends for their constant support. A special thanks to all the staff of the Riverview Medical Centre for their constant and compassionate care of Billie in his time of need and to the many friends that Billie made while at Riverview. A celebration of Billie's life will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2:00 p.m. at Glen Eden Funeral Home located at 4477 Main St. with a reception to follow. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers a donation may be made to The Diabetes Association, 200 - 310 Broadway or The Riverview Medical Centre Foundation, #1 Morley Ave. Billie we loved you for all your special qualities that made you One of a Kind . Glen Eden Funeral Home 338-7111 www.gleneden-mb.ca

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on March 10, 2012

Guest Book(5 entries)

  • I have many fond memories of my Uncle Bill and Auntie Rae. Living down the street from them while growing up we had a lot of fun! With Susan, Brian, Sandra, Barbara and Barry and all my family, we gave Uncle Bill and Auntie Rae a run for their money! It was a dream come true when Uncle Bill and Auntie Rae built their beautiful home in East St. Paul. They loved showing it off to us whenever we came to visit. Unfortunately, Uncle Bill lost touch with us in the last few years. For that I am truly sorry. Rest in Peace, Uncle Bill.
    - Posted by: Maureen McCartney (Niece) on: Mar 14, 2012
  • Sheila and family: Jules and I would like to express our most sincere sympathies. The little time we had with Bill especially the card game at Christmas that Jules shared with him will always be cherished. We are far away in Texas but our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We will be home at the begining of April and will drop by and see you. Paulette and Jules
    - Posted by: Jules and Paulette H├ębert (Neighbours at Pointe Riviere Condo) on: Mar 12, 2012
  • Our deep condolences to all of Billie's family. I worked under him in the Juvenile Div. and we had the privilege of spending time with Billie and Rae before her passing, on vacation in Arizona & as neighbours in Highland Park. Our paths separated but his smile and laughter remained with us throughout the years. Our sympathy is extended from Arizona.
    - Posted by: Bryan & Elaine Kramble (Former co-worker and friend) on: Mar 11, 2012
  • Our sincere condolences to Sheila and all the family. Billie was a very special man & a joy to know. We are sorry that we cannot be there to support you at this time but our thoughts and prayers will be there. We will see you, Sheila, when we return from Hawaii in April. Ruth & Howard
    - Posted by: Ruth & Howard Fairbairn (friends) on: Mar 10, 2012
  • My deepest condolences to the whole family. Sorry I won't be able to make the funeral as I am presently out of town. I enjoyed working with Billie for many years and also enjoyed meeting him for breakfast. He will be sadly missed.
    - Posted by: Joseph Fredette (Friend) on: Mar 10, 2012

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