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Born: Nov 18, 1929

Date of Passing: Mar 06, 2021

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November 18, 1929 - March 6, 2021

With broken hearts we announce the peaceful passing of William Bruce Dunlop on March 6, 2021 at Beausejour Hospital. Known as Bill, Billy, Dad, and Papa to his family and friends.
He was born and raised in Moosejaw, Saskatchewan as the second youngest of 10 children. Father James Dunlop born in Scotland and mother Minnie (nee Grant) born in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.
Bill leaves behind his wife Ann (nee Annuik), son James and daughter Darlene (Guy) Bailey; grandchildren, Candice (Jamie) Rodgers and Chantel Dunlop; great-granddaughters, Taylor and Hayden Rodgers; and brother Grant, along with sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Bill's love for music was strong throughout his 91 years of life. He learned to play guitar young and it would become his life's passion. Bill was a member of the CKY Playboys. They had a regular spot on the radio and at Rainbow Dance Gardens. He would meet his wife Ann while playing at Patterson's Ranch House, they married in 1952. In 1977 they owned the Tourist Hotel in Seven Sisters Falls, MB. He would live, work and entertain there for the next 43 years. Bill loved vacationing in Hawaii. He was the one to say grace for family dinners, bet against any Winnipeg sports team no matter the opponent and believed in good luck charms. He was forever a dreamer who believed anything was possible. The moon and stars inspired him, his wife adored him, his family brought him joy and his angels gave him peace. He remained at home until just days before his passing.

And now the end is here. And so I face that
final curtain. My friend I'll make it clear.
I'll state my case, of which I'm certain.
I've lived a life that's full. I travelled each
and every highway. And more, much more.
I did it, I did it my way.

Forever in our hearts, until we meet again.

An informal Celebration of Life will take place with just a few family and friends at a later time.

& CREMATORIUM, Beausejour
(204) 268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 13, 2021

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • We were saddened to hear of Bill's passing, our sympathy to Ann, Jimmy, Darlene and the rest of the family. Our thoughts are with you, keep the memories alive. Lynn and Bob - Posted by: Lynn and Bob (Friends) on: Mar 15, 2021

  • Sad news. Rest easy Billy. Thanks for our time together in the CKY Playboys. - Posted by: Owen Clark (Musical colleague) on: Mar 14, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to the Dunlop family and friends. - Posted by: Peggy Rogocki (Neighbor) on: Mar 14, 2021

  • I love you Uncle Billy, I’ll miss your smile and your laugh. I’ll remember all those quirky things about you, how you could whistle like they did in the westerns, how you’d sing all these old songs I never knew, and wore those crazy slippers for years that were hanging on with layers of duct tape. Sitting outside in the sun at the hotel surrounded by all the chimes and glass trinkets you hung around everywhere that would jingle as they caught the wind. Your passing was too sudden, but I’m glad I got to see you one last time this summer, and you were just as smiley then as I will forever remember you. Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Krissy (Niece ) on: Mar 14, 2021

  • Dear Ann, Our condolences to you, Jimmy and Darlene. The news of Billy’s passing has brought sadness and fond memories of the many times we spent together. Our thoughts are with you and your family. - Posted by: Russell and Heather Patterson (Friends) on: Mar 13, 2021

  • Uncle Bill is remembered with fond memories. Our deepest thoughts and prayers to you all at this time. - Posted by: Jamie and Catharine Dunlop (nephew) on: Mar 13, 2021

  • We are truly saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. Our sincere condolences to the entire family. - Posted by: Don & Joanne Burnside (Friends ) on: Mar 13, 2021

  • We are truly saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. Our sincere condolences to the entire family. - Posted by: Don & Joanne Burnside (Friends ) on: Mar 13, 2021

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