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Born: Oct 31, 1949

Date of Passing: Jun 12, 2019

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October 31, 1949 - June 12, 2019

Suddenly, on June 12, 2019, William Hibbard passed away, surrounded by his family. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.
He was predeceased by his father William, mother Lucille and nephew Steven. Left to mourn his passing is wife Linda, sons, William (Jennifer) and Jeremy (Mallory), daughter Nicole (Noel), brothers, Ron (Joanne) and Michael (Joyce), sisters, Valerie, Linda (Horst), Brenda (Mark), Sandra (Bill), and numerous nephews and nieces. He will be missed by his grandchildren, Jacob, Emma and Rowan, and childhood friend Garth.
Bill was a devoted father to his children and grandchildren. He was also a jolly Santa Claus during the holidays and brought joy to children at Christmas. We love you, we thank you for all the love, and all the memories you leave behind. You will be missed.
A memorial service will be held at Cropo Funeral Chapel at 1442 Main St. on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. This obituary may also be viewed at
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.

"A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others."
- Wizard of Oz

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 15, 2019

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Bill and I were great friends when we were growing up in Elmwood. We spent a lot of time together and even had a few double dates. We ran into each other over the years and It was always good to catch up. I told him he was the only guy who had his picture in other families albums and all because he was Santa. - Posted by: Don Leitch (Friend ) on: Jun 21, 2019

  • I had the opportunity to work with Bill for a number of years before his retirement. I know that a number of our staff also took their children to see him when he donned his Santa Claus gear and those children were amazed that he knew so much about them! Rest well and be at peace man of the red suit and big black boots! - Posted by: Brent Apter (Co-Worker) on: Jun 20, 2019

  • Mr. Hibbard was my softball coach at East Elmwood Community Club back in the '80s and I was saddened to hear of his passing. Sending my sincere condolences to you all. - Posted by: Tanis Sinclair (East Elmwood Community Centre) on: Jun 19, 2019

  • Home is behind, the world ahead, and there are many paths to tread through shadows to the edge of night, until the stars are all alight.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings - Posted by: Penny (Brother-in-law) on: Jun 19, 2019

  • Bill was one of my best friends from my youth and he kept in touch over the years even though we were separated by many miles. I have many memories of the fun we had in the old days. My sincere sympathy goes out to the Hibbard family. The memories will last forever. - Posted by: Bill Enstedt (Friend) on: Jun 18, 2019

  • He was the greatest brother someone could ask for. I Will miss his wit and his strength. - Posted by: Ron (Brother) on: Jun 15, 2019

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of your father Jeremy. Condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. You're in our thoughts. - Posted by: Bonnie and Larry Dalman (Friends of son Jeremy ) on: Jun 15, 2019

  • My deepest sympathies to your family. Michael spoke so often of Bill, sharing many family memories. May the road rise up to greet him on his journey. - Posted by: Darlene Roberts (Friend of Michael and Joyce) on: Jun 15, 2019

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