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WILLIAM (BILL) WELSH  Obituary pic


Born: Jan 12, 1936

Date of Passing: Aug 26, 2017

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WILLIAM (BILL) WELSH It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of William (Bill) Welsh on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Bill will be greatly missed by his wife of 59 years, Moira; sons, Ken (Brenda) and Andrew; his brother Charlie (Celia); and his grandchildren, Ryan, Brendon, Christa, Corey, Ted and Julianna. Bill was born on January 12, 1936 in Dundee, Scotland. He received a higher national degree in engineering and drafting and went on to become an officer in the Merchant Navy. After leaving the Merchant navy, Bill continued in his pursuit of higher learning, eventually obtaining his PHD in education. His career in teaching began in East Africa and included stops in Kelwood, Killarney and Winnipegosis. He served as vice-principal at Kildonan-East Collegiate for 25 years and then went on to become principal at River East Collegiate. Bill loved reading, tending his apple trees, harness racing (he served as secretary/treasurer of the Harness Horsemen Racing Association of Manitoba); and travelling - notably to Florida (every winter); England; Jamaica; and several trips back home to Scotland. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any Winnipeg animal shelter. KLASSEN FUNERAL HOME 1897 HENDERSON HWY 204-338-0331 Condolences may be sent to

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 02, 2017

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • 59 years of wonderful memories. How wonderful. A special forever bond. Bill, you have touched many people's lives and made a difference. One cannot ask for more. You will be missed. - Posted by: Susan Allen (friend) on: Sep 27, 2017

  • grew up with his sons- got to know him as I used to deliver newspapers to his house - also was the VP in high school - sorry about the loss of your husband and father - Posted by: Erwin Lutzer ( friend ) on: Sep 03, 2017

  • My condolences for your loss. Bill was my Vice Principal when I taught Carpentry at Kildonan-East Collegiate from September 1973 until June 1980. Bill always treated me fairly and in a very professional manner. He and Frank Dann the Principal made an excellent team for a comprehensive school. Rest in peace Bill. - Posted by: Ed Bailey (Former teacher at Kildonan East Collegiate) on: Sep 02, 2017

  • My condolences to Moira and family. Bill's enthusiasm was contagious. May fond memories of your loved one sustain you during these difficult times. - Posted by: Vicki Lazaruk (K.E. Parent and former school trustee RETSD) on: Sep 02, 2017

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