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WILLIAM HENRY MCWILLIAMS

Born: Oct 13, 1924

Date of Passing: Sep 15, 2009

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WILLIAM HENRY MCWILLIAMS September 13, 1924 September 15, 2009 It is with deep love and sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband and father Bill McWilliams, at the Health Sciences Centre, on September 15, after a long illness of failing health. Bill is survived by his loving and devoted wife Jean, of nearly 65 years and his son Bill, sister Jocelyn Lemon, many caring thoughtful nieces and nephews, Francis Bowles and all her family, and all of Jean's family in Alberta and B.C. He was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Pearl McWilliams, sister Jean and Jack Kilgour, sister Rosemary and Douglas Bracken and Edward Lemon. Bill was born and educated in Winnipeg a city he loved. At one time he was president of Mackenzie Storage Co. and for the last 35 years worked in the accounting field. He also served in the RCAF during the Second World War. He enjoyed Manitoba summers at the cottage at Whytewold Beach. Bill's family and extended family meant everything to him. He had a wonderful sense of humour and a quick wit. He served on several committees during his life and canvassed for many charitable organizations. He was an accomplished athlete, an avid golfer, squash and badminton player. Bill enjoyed all sports. He was a life member of Pine Ridge Golf Club and the Winnipeg Squash Club. He was a member of the Winnipeg Winter Club for over 50 years. Bill's first love was golf at St. Charles, where he played for over 60 years. He was blessed with a close group of friends and acquaintances that lasted throughout his lifetime. In 1952 he was Secretary of the Canadian Open Tournament and in 1957 he was chairman of the Host Committee of the Canadian Amateur Golf Championship, both held at St. Charles. In 1967 Bill was Co Chairman of Track and Field for the Pan Am Games. He enjoyed ten years spent on the Board of the Winnipeg Football Club. During that time, the team won four Grey Cups and he was present for all of them. A special thanks to our dear niece Susan Bracken who was with us all, every step of the way. The family would also like to express their thanks and gratitude to the doctors, nurses and care givers at the H.S.C. A family graveside service will be held, according to Bill's wishes. To those who share our loss, in lieu of flowers, if you so wish, donations may be sent to a charity of your choice. A reception for family and friends will be held at St. Charles Country Club, on Tuesday September 22, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. THOMSON FUNERAL HOME 669 BROADWAY, WINNIPEG, MB R3C OX4 783-7211 Condolences may be sent to www.thomsonfuneralchapel.com

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 19, 2009

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