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Date of Passing: Aug 08, 2017

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WILLIAM ERIC BUSH After a lengthy illness, Bill passed away August 8, 2017 at his home near Stonewall, Manitoba at the age of 72 years. Bill is survived by his loving wife Jan of 46 years; sister Gloria Miller and brother-in-law Bruce Soper. All of Bill's nieces and nephews and their families were very special to him. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Eric and Edna Bush; step-father Joe Van Steelant, sister Joyce Soper; brother-in-law Ron Miller and parents-in-law Frank and Irene Dupuis. Bill had fond memories of his early years growing up in Neepawa and his teen years in Stony Mountain. Bill enjoyed all sports. He loved the sport of curling and in 1964, Bill and his teammates from Stonewall Collegiate won the Canadian High School Championship for Manitoba. Bill enjoyed working on different committees for the Stony Mountain Curling Club. He played football, baseball and hockey starting at an early age in Neepawa. His favourite team, when he was older, was the "Moncton Moonies" with all of his close buddies. He worked in the Rental Business from an early age until his retirement. He worked his way up to Sales Associate at United Rentals. Bill made many friends throughout his career. He was on the Board of the Canadian Rental Association for many years. He was president in 1990 for the C.R.A. Manitoba Local. He did a lot of traveling to conventions where he made many friends from across Canada. Bill's sense of humour and practical jokes are legendary to his family and friends. For many years, Bill loved to spend time at the cottage at Lee River enjoying the outdoors and entertaining. In 2007, Bill and Jan decided to return to his country roots and settled near Stonewall and Stony Mountain until his passing. Jan would like to give special thanks to some of his close friends who were always there for him and you know who you are. A special thank you to the Stonewall Paramedics for their kindness and professionalism. No formal service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice. MacKenzie Funeral Home Stonewall 204-467-2525
Publish Date: Aug 12, 2017

WILLIAM ERIC BUSH Suddenly, on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, Bill Bush passed away. Cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. Longer obituary to follow. MacKenzie Funeral Home Stonewall 204-467-2525

Publish Date: Aug 11, 2017

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 12, 2017

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Jan, I was very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. We had a friendship that went back over 50 years and although we have not seen each other for a couple of years, he will truly be missed. - Posted by: Dale McMurray (Friend) on: Aug 16, 2017

  • We are very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Bill was very kind and loving friend and he will be missed. Our condolences to Jan and family. - Posted by: Tatjana and Sasha Emric (Family friends) on: Aug 12, 2017

  • A good friend and a true gentleman- we will miss him dearly. - Posted by: Marcel & Lori Durand (Friend) on: Aug 12, 2017

  • Sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Our condolences to Jan. Had many good times over the years. - Posted by: Jack Campbell (Friend) on: Aug 11, 2017

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