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Dad was born in Tisby, Saskatchewan. His family relocated to Poplarfield, MB when he was a child. He attended school in High Plains. Upon graduating he enrolled in Normal School to pursue a career in education. He completed his B.Ed at the U of W. He taught a variety of grades in many schools, primarily in Winnipeg 1 School Division. He ran a tight ship in the classroom as well as at home.
Bill was predeceased by his father Harold, mother Katherine (nee Maryuca) Giltnak / Bailley, his son, Dennis, wife Lovey (nee Zasitko) and sister Mary Zasitko.
Bill is survived by his son Ken, sister Helen Torbiak and sisters-in-law, Helen Horodecki and Theresa Beckman and many nieces and nephews.
He enjoyed the outdoors with bicycling, garages sales and bargains while researching the newspapers.
Cremation has taken place and because of Covid, interment will take place at a later date.
Dad loved his pets so a donation to any animal welfare cause is appreciated.

For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit
Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 08, 2022

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Uncle Bill was soft-spoken, kind, and active. Great attributes for a role model. My sympathies on your loss, Ken. - Posted by: Raymond Torbiak (Nephew) on: Jan 09, 2022

  • Sincere condolences to the family. Mr. Glitnak was my first grade teacher at Karpaty School in St. Martin. He boarded at our home during his term of 1948/49. I am for ever grateful for visits to my parents home and bringing us his pictures from the class of that year in Kartpay and one of him and my brother. He was respected and often spoke off by my parents. R.I.P. Mr. Glitnak Margaret (nee Rohl) Graham. - Posted by: Margaret Röhl Graham (Student) on: Jan 08, 2022

  • Uncle Bill was able to get on and off a bicycle with the agility of a 20-year-old, well into his 80s. I’m privileged to have gone for some rides with him and Ken. In the spring, I look forward to a ride with Ken in Uncle’s honour. Best wishes, Ken. - Posted by: Dan Torbiak (Nephew) on: Jan 08, 2022

  • I’m sorry to hear this Ken, my condolences to you. - Posted by: thomas hiebert (friend) on: Jan 08, 2022

  • My sincere condolences, Ken and family. Bill was such a friendly gentleman and I'm sure he knew the name of every dog that walked the Harte Trail. - Posted by: Skip Read (Friend/neighbour) on: Jan 08, 2022

  • Condolences to Ken and family. - Posted by: Harold Jackmann (Student) on: Jan 08, 2022

Chapel Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery

Chapel Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery

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