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Date of Passing: Dec 28, 2021

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Peacefully in his home, Bill Arnold passed away on December 28, 2021 at the age of 80 years with his wife Janet by his side.
Bill was born to Dr. William James and Mary Arnold in Baldur, Manitoba and grew up in the Woodhaven area of Winnipeg. Together since childhood, Bill married the "girl next door", Janet Brathwaite who affectionately called him "Sam". They had recently celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. Caring father to Mary-Alice (Patrick Keir) of Ottawa, ON, Andrew (deceased) of Winnipeg, MB and proud grandfather to Philip, Cameron, Olivia, Aidan and Rebecca.
A proud Winnipegger who graduated from the University of Manitoba, Bill's career with the Ford Motor Company took his family to Ontario and the Maritimes before finally returning to Winnipeg in the 1980's where he took ownership of Stadium Ford.
The family would like to extend thanks to Krista Summers for all her care and support in recent months. A private celebration of life will take place later in 2022.
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 08, 2022

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • My condolences to the family. I only heard of Bill's passing yesterday at Mensheds. Again, so sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Robert Kroeker (Friend) on: Feb 11, 2022

  • Sorry for the Arnold loss, fond memories of Bill in our early years in Woodhaven School. RIP old friend, our sincere prayers. Jerry Fizell and Family. - Posted by: William Fizell [[[ Jerry ]]] (class mate Woodhaven School ) on: Jan 30, 2022

  • I enjoyed working at Stadium Ford with and for Bill. I found him tough but fair with all his employees. Thanks Bill for my experience. My deepest condolences to Mrs. Arnold and family. John Gillis - Posted by: John Gillis (Worked for and with Bill) on: Jan 09, 2022

  • Maryalice, Patrick, yours and Andrews families. Know we are thinking of all of you, you’re in our hearts and prayers. We pray also for Jan at this difficult time as she transitions to her “new normal”. We hope the changes are calming for her. 💞 - Posted by: Ross and Donna Brown (Brother in law) on: Jan 08, 2022

  • So sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. Take care. - Posted by: Helen Wilms (Classmate) on: Jan 08, 2022

  • Jan. Arlene and I were shocked to see the news about Bill. I have wanted to phone him but I did not have a phone number. Our sincerest condolences to you, Jan, and to your family. all our love, Marvin and Arlene - Posted by: marvin fetch (friend and co worker) on: Jan 08, 2022

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