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Born: Nov 28, 1947

Date of Passing: Jul 19, 2020

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November 28, 1947 - July 19, 2020

Bill passed away peacefully, at home, July 19, 2020, at the age of 72.
He leaves to grieve, his sister Carolyn Kingston; stepsisters, Joanne Haramia and Claire Harcus; cousin, Cameron McCulloch; niece, Barbara Bates, daughter of aunt Ruth Bracken and nieces, Gail Ireland and Carol Budworth, children of his deceased aunt, Elinor Robson, as well as many close friends and business acquaintances.
A favourite place was Fort Meyers Beach where yearly family visits included exploring and appreciating marine life, sea birds and shelling.
He loved all creatures great and small. Crows and rabbits were backyard visitors and Bill rescued and was a loving dog dad to many big dogs who, in his care, flourished and became family. His greatest joy was walking trails with a beloved dog by his side.
No funeral by request. The family will hold a small Celebration of Life at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to an animal rescue shelter or the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, MB R3T 0R3.

Arrangements entrusted to:
Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 01, 2020

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • Bill shared many of his back yard bbq’s and back road trips with me and Grisewald And later Rex. Bill was a true animal lover and easily identified with them and all their beauty. A man whose life was a roller coaster of experiences, dedicated his time to his BIG DOGS and the little creatures of his yard ...... lovingly created to nurture all who wanted to enjoy❤️ May he Rest In Peace with nature at his side and the spirit of his Big Dogs surrounding him. - Posted by: Jana Wise (Friend) on: Aug 28, 2020

  • Our parents owned condominiums at the Privateer in Ft.Myers, FL, US. We crossed paths in 1974 and periodically lost touch and then found one another. Our relationship was based on some ridiculous chemistry and a serious love of walking beaches and small boating. Geography coupled with stubborn drama kept us apart. We both had large networks and focused careers. He was handsome and had perfect pitch as did his sister Carolyn (per Bill). His parents were good to me, especially Lois. All in all I miss that family. That charming rascal Bill McCulloch had a major impact on me. Loved him dearly, miss him. - Posted by: Barbara Aishton (Dear Friend) on: Aug 14, 2020

  • Audio gear has always been a fun distraction for me. Bill was a big part of that fun for 25+ years. I will miss him. May God welcome him home with open arms. - Posted by: Todd S. (Friend and Customer) on: Aug 05, 2020

  • I was deeply saddened to learn about Bill. Bill and I dated for a while back in the early '70s, and I shared his love for all animals. We encountered each other occasionally over the years and chatted and I’m very sorry I never got to say goodbye. - Posted by: Gail (Cayer) Derby (Friend) on: Aug 04, 2020

  • You know, looking thru the obits on Saturday and seeing W.R. McCulloch and thinking to myself no, not possible, not Billy! But there it is. Thank you for your friendship dating back to the 70's - and not to mention the deals (or so I thought). You touched many lives and yes, were a comedic force unto yourself. It's nice to read so many others suffered the McCulloch wit and charm. I can only hope that you are sipping on a Scotch with Helgi and all the friends. Thanks for being you Bill! I obviously can't call to say "Hi you, ya you....checking on Pension?" with the heavy north end accent. Sincere condolences to the family, and especially Cameron. - Posted by: Lynn Latozke (friend) on: Aug 03, 2020

  • He will be missed. - Posted by: Bev Nimon (Donnelly) (Friend) on: Aug 02, 2020

  • I first met Bill in 1974, still in high school my sister Pat brought me to American Hi-Fi and I purchased my first stereo. So was started my friendship with Bill that has lasted all these years. I followed him across his many locations, from American to Sound Track to his own store McCulloch Audio and its many locations. My wife Pauline always lamented my drop ins to see Bill which usually ended in an upgrade and trade in, which she always supported. Bill always had that sly smile when I appeared to catch up and talk product. Bill always treated me as a special customer (or so it seemed to me) and I always felt I got a great deal and excellent service. When I last saw Bill he was giving me grief for my weight and telling me to lose some before it caused me problems as he was dealing with his heart problems, something I proud to say I have started to address. I'm going to miss our interactions and our friendship, and I'm going to have a snip of a good scotch in his memory. Thanks Norm D - Posted by: Norm Du Guay (Friend and longtime customer) on: Aug 02, 2020

  • Very heartbroken to hear of Bill's passing. Met Bill when I bought audio gear from him years ago. Left his mark on me with his down to earth personality and incredible wit...loved his smiling eyes. Every time you ran into him you knew his wheels were spinning and he was going to say something to you that was going to make you think and laugh at the same time. He is one incredible person. Even though you still owe me 500, I love the person you are and it was a pleasure to have met are one of a kind! Condolences to his family and friends. R.I.P. Bill - Posted by: Trevor McRae (Friend) on: Aug 01, 2020

  • Bill will be missed. We have kept in touch all these years. He was like family to us (the Cowan’s) As he lived with us as a teenager and he would still visit my Mom and brother in Winnipeg over the past 56 years. I think about him a lot and will miss him just knowing he was always there for me. He was truly one of my best friends. 💖 - Posted by: Dianne (Cowan) Robinson (Very Good Friend for 56 years) on: Aug 01, 2020

  • Bill’s life ended too soon. Sincere condolences to all. Bill was a school friend from River Heights Junior High days. Angela Humphrey (nee. Hay) - Posted by: Angela Humphrey (School friend) on: Aug 01, 2020

  • We're so sorry to hear about Bill passing away; we've known Bill so so many yrs; he was so kind to rescue dogs and give them love. we'll miss him. RIP dear Bill. We had so many visits in his backyard sitting by the fire; memories will be cherish. - Posted by: Richard Janczyk and Anna Basset (friend ) on: Aug 01, 2020

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