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Born: Dec 16, 1949

Date of Passing: Mar 22, 2021

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December 16, 1949 - March 22, 2021

With the heaviest of hearts, we announce the sudden passing of our patriarch, Will.
He is survived by his true love, his wife Janet; his daughter Carrie (Chris); his son Kris (Elke); and his four grandchildren, William, Thomas, Maya, and Stella.
Will was raised in the North End and lived his whole life in Winnipeg. He was married to Janet for almost 48 years and together they raised their two children.
Will spent most of his working life at Air Canada. He enjoyed his many years volunteering with the Red River Ex and made many friends in recent years at the St. James Assiniboia 55 Plus Club.
He was an avid Nascar fan and travelled to many races in the States. In his retirement years, Will enjoyed a somewhat quieter life enjoying his grandchildren, watching the Jets, playing scrabble, and often winning against his kids at cribbage.
Will had the kindest heart, under a sometimes-gruff exterior. He was full of love and immeasurable generosity. He extended this to this family, his friends, and without abandon to his grandchildren.
We, the family, are grateful for the messages of love and support that we have received.
A celebration of his life will be scheduled for a later date.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 27, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Met Will in 1993 at Air Canada in the same category. We worked together on the same shifts in different areas of work for many years. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Greg Andrews (Worked at Air Canada with Will ) on: Apr 04, 2021

  • Our condolences Janet on Will's passing Some of the best arguments I ever had with Will was "Who's Nascar driver was the best" Of course after the argument we would laugh and have a beer Stay strong, Stay safe, Don and Joyce - Posted by: DON sobering (friend) on: Mar 28, 2021

  • Sending condolences to Janet and family at this most difficult time with the loss of Will. My prayers are with you - Posted by: Elaine Suppes (Relative) on: Mar 28, 2021

  • Jan and family we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Don and Sally Chester (friend) on: Mar 27, 2021

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