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Born: Mar 12, 1931

Date of Passing: May 03, 2022

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March 12, 1931 – May 3, 2022

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandpa, GG and uncle peacefully at home with his family by his side.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 69 years Betty, daughter Janice (Rick), son Grant (Liz) and daughter Susan. His legacy will continue with his grandsons Ryan (Ansely), Reid (Chelsea), Neil (Diana) and Jeff (Cresta) as well as his great-grandchildren Avery, Jayce, Ethan, Tyler, Ava, Zachary, Cole, Hayden and Scotty. He was predeceased by his mother Jean, sister Marion and daughter-in-law Donna.
Bill worked at CPR for 37 years, and upon retirement consulted for three years in Bangladesh implementing a locomotive maintenance program. They were fortunate to travel and see much of Asia and Europe.
Many happy winters were spent in Hawaii, and summers spent at Grand Beach camping with their lifelong friends and family.
Bill was honored being inducted twice into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Once with the 1951 Junior All Stars Team and then as an individual player. He was also an avid golfer and curler.
Over the years Bill was always eager and ready to help with a rec room build, cottage improvement or any house hold project which allowed him to pass on his expertise and work ethic to his kids and grandsons. He was a true perfectionist as we can all attest to.
Special thanks to Dr. Hingwala, Dr. Rafikov, CancerCare Manitoba, Palliative Care nurse Trish and Dr. T. Hiebert for their care and compassion.
As per Bill's wishes, no formal service will be held. A private family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

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Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 14, 2022

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Deepest Sympathy Cousin Betty & Family! Bill was a Great Friend for many years & will be missed! Love from Don & Marion - Posted by: Don Putnam (Double Cousin) on: May 22, 2022

  • Grant, my sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your father. Jay Wiatrowski - Posted by: Jay Wiatrowski ( a) on: May 15, 2022

  • Deepest condolences to Betty and ALL the Welligan family. A truly lovely person, Bill will be missed by many. Sincerely Trudee and Ed. - Posted by: trudee & Ed (friends) on: May 14, 2022

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