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WILLIAM GERARD TOOTHILL Suddenly, but peacefully with family by his side Bill passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at the age of 93 years. Remembrance service will be held on Friday, August 17 at 11:00 a.m. at First Mennonite Church, 922 Notre Dame Avenue with Rev. Franz Wiebe officiating.
Publish Date: Aug 15, 2012
WILLIAM GERARD TOOTHILL Suddenly, but peacefully with family by his side Bill passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at the age of 93 years. Born to William Norman and Bertha Louise Toothill on October 15, 1918, he resided in Winnipeg all his life. Bill was predeceased by his father in 1936, his mother in 1957, and his brother Norman in 2000. He is survived by his loving wife Elsa of 33 years. Also surviving are his five children, Ginny Filuk (Bob), Bob, Barbara Glen (Tom), Steven (Janet), David; his grandchildren, Jacquie, Scott, Brett, Natalie, Bridget, Krista, Todd, Brandon, Dylan and Bryce and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his stepdaughter Sandra (Roosevelt) and granddaughter Keara. Surviving also are many sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews, friends and neighbours. Bill served in the Second World War graduating as a pilot in the R.C.A.F. Bill's business career included the family printing business, Toothills Greeting Cards Ltd., Oldfield Kirby and Gardner Ltd., Proctor Gamble Ltd. and his career in the real estate business with McKeag Realty Ltd. He enjoyed many years at Victoria Beach and on the golf course at Sandy Hook. This included not only golf but puttering around at the cottage and admiring the green thumb of Elsa and her prowess in the kitchen. Hockey was a big part of the Toothill family with his boys as was skating with his girls. Alot of time was spent on the snow banks of both Silver Heights and River Heights Community Clubs. In later years Bill enjoyed his time at the Fort Rouge Seniors Duplicate Bridge Club and his weekly Friday luncheons with the Boys , extending over 50 years. Bill had a great sense of humour and any event where he was involved was guaranteed to be fun and invigorating! Sincere thanks to all who have offered support and condolences. Remembrance service will be held on Friday, August 17 at 11:00 a.m. at First Mennonite Church, 922 Notre Dame Avenue with Rev. Franz Wiebe officiating. Interment will take place at St. John's Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bill's memory to Mennonite Central Committee, Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Publish Date: Aug 11, 2012
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on August 15, 2012
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