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Born: Sep 12, 1932

Date of Passing: Oct 26, 2019

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September 12, 1932 - October 26, 2019

William (Bill, Bim) Stephen Lutynec passed away peacefully with family by his side at Greenwoods Elder Care on Salt Spring Island, BC, after losing his battle with congestive heart failure at the age of 87.
Bill will be lovingly remembered by his son Bill Lutynec Jr., daughter-in-law Tracey, nephew Bill Ashby; and countless friends and family. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Ella and Dmytro; sister Margery; and niece Pamela.
Bill was born and raised in Winnipeg and left to pursue a professional hockey career in Roseau, MN, followed by several years in Alberta at Lethbridge, Cowsnest Pass and Olds to name a few. When his father fell ill, he immediately came back to Winnipeg to take over the family waste-paper recycling business.
In the 1960s he purchased Linklater Camp in Northwestern Ontario with his former wife Sharleen MacKay, a family tourist camp that he had worked at off and on since childhood. It developed into a thriving fishing location and he had many treasured memories with friends and family. He became a wholesale sales representative for fishing and sporting goods lines, which then led to him starting a retail store on Henderson Highway called Kildonan Sports World. When Bill retired he spent his summers at Linklater and winters in Palm Desert, visiting his friends and spending time with his sister Marge and nephew Bill Ashby. He cultivated a fantastic group of friends there while frequenting blackjack tournaments at the many casinos and getting involved with the groups at the Salton Sea Mobile Home Park.
Bill loved the outdoors and was a gifted fisherman and talented sportsman. He was a very charming and spirited individual, even in his final days. He was a great friend to those who knew him and he had a generous nature to those he loved.
The family would like to thank the nurses, staff and doctors who provided care, love and support in his final days at Greenwoods Elder Care on Salt Spring Island.
A celebration of his life will take place in the spring of 2020.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mex-Can dog adoption in Victoria, BC or to the charity of your choice.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 09, 2019

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Very sorry to hear of our friend passing. Bill and I used to race snowmobiles in the 60s - 70s. Many happy memories..RIP my friend - Posted by: Roger And Audrey Kauk (Friend) on: Nov 17, 2019

  • As a child summer at Linklater Lake will always be one of my fondest memories, recently this summer I had a chance to walk into camp and relive those thoughts after a 35 year absence. The family would vacation there. We remember Bill "Bimbo" Lutynec as the avid outdoorsman he was, a jack of all trades able to catch fish, and the occasional float plane with one hand. We shall cherish his spirit, and honor his memory. Our condolence to Bill Jr. and family. The Stawn and Brega family. - Posted by: Richard Stawn (Family Friend) on: Nov 10, 2019

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of Bill, he had been a good friend for a lot of years and working for him selling hockey sticks and driving his old truck, lost contact of him till now. Rest In Peace. Harry Salamacha - Posted by: Harry Salamacha (Friend ) on: Nov 09, 2019

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