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Born: Dec 19, 1930

Date of Passing: Oct 28, 2021

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HEBNER, William Earl (Bill). With heavy hearts, the family announces that William 'Bill' Hebner passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at the age of 90 in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Bill will be missed by his loving wife, Freda, sons, David (Dianne) and Derek (Sara); daughter Dawn Dugandzic (Donald) grandsons Alex (Rebecca) Nik (Kelsey), Viktor (Jessica) and Darren (Kena); great-grandchildren, Isla and Luka brothers Marven and Ross as well as many nieces and nephews. Bill was pre-deceased by his parents Albert and Annie Hebner ;baby sister June; eldest daughter Deb Mack; son-in-law Andrew Dugandzic and his beloved dog Obi. Bill was born in Midland, Ontario on December 19, 1930. At age 20, he joined the Canadian Armed Forces and went overseas to fight in the Korean Conflict. He married Freda in 1952 when he returned to Canada. Bill loved being a soldier, his military life took him to many places. Each of his children were born in different provinces, his oldest born in Germany, where he was stationed twice during his career. Bill retired in 1974 as a Warrant Officer, 2RCHA. He received several medals which included a Korean Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Canadian Forces Decoration and Clasp and Parachute badge. He also served in Cyprus as a Peacekeeper receiving the United Nations Medal. In 1995, Bill along with other Korea Veterans revisited Korea, a trip that left a lasting impression. Bill returned to work after retirement and was a liaison working with the German Army at the Ammunitions Compound in Shilo Manitoba for 10 years. Bill was an avid athlete, he curled, played hockey and golfed. He and Freda's love of golf found them wintering in Magic Valley Park in Weslaco, Texas for 18 years. During this time they travelled extensively in the USA enjoying the game and time with family and friends. Bill's quick wit is part of his legacy and will be the source of many stories and laughter for many years to come. A Memorial service to celebrate Bill's life was held at Pier Community Funeral Home in Sydney, Nova Scotia on November 7, 2021. Donations in memory of Bill may be made to Vets Canada to help Veterans in need. He will be always loved and never forgotten.

As published in Brandon Sun on Nov 20, 2021, Nov 20, 2021

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