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Born: Jan 26, 1946

Date of Passing: Dec 26, 2019

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January 26, 1946 - December 26, 2019

It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Bill, a loving husband and father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend. Peacefully, in his sleep, his cancer won the final battle.
Bill is lovingly remembered and survived by his wife Lorna, of 48 years; his children, Steve (wife Kat, children Penelope and Fox), Sarah (husband Mike, children Hunter, Parker, Madison and Mackenzie, Tyler and Taya); his sisters, Lynda Pronger (Fred), Snow Lake, MB; Shirley Payne, Flin Flon, MB; Irene Posnikoff (Larry), Delta, BC; and his sisters-in-law, Joyce Skillingstad (Pat), Outlook, SK; Dorothy Ross (Ken), Outlook, SK; Donna Bursaw (Russell), Milden, SK; and brother-in-law Dale Dowie, Zelandia, SK. Bill is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Bill was predeceased by his parents, Archie and Margaret Payne, and his sister-in-law Faye Dowie.
Bill had many interests and jobs during his 73 years. He worked in the HVAC business for 40 plus years. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren, and enjoyed visiting and telling stories. He loved to travel. He was a pilot, he loved to fly, ski and paint, and he had his black belt in taekwondo.
Donations in Bill's memory can be made to CancerCare Manitoba or the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada,
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on January 10, 2020 at The First Unitarian Universalist Church located 603 Wellington Crescent.

Friends and relatives are encouraged to share in a photo-tribute, stories, and condolences for the family by visiting William's memorial page at

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 04, 2020

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Dear Steve & Kat, We would like to share our deepest sympathy to you and your family. So sorry to hear this sad news. It was a pleasure to have met your Dad, many, many years ago. (as far back as the 80’s) And then again as recent as this past summer at your home. He was a kind and caring man. You and the kids will miss him dearly. Embrace the memories! (((HUGS))) Harry & Sharon - Posted by: Sharon & Harry Hildebrand (Acquaintance of family) on: Jan 05, 2020

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