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Born: Apr 07, 1934

Date of Passing: May 28, 2022

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April 7, 1934 - May 28, 2022

It is with great sadness and much love that we share the passing of Bill on May 28, 2022, at Riverview Health Centre.
Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 51 years, Ethel; children Nancy (Richard) Honey, and John (Lori); grandchildren who were his pride and joy, Morgana, Brody, Owen, and Presley; sisters Marie Baluk, Helen Brandvold, Ollie (Roy) Koniuck; brothers, Walter, Steve (Jocelyn Krug); nieces, nephews, and many extended family members and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Anna and Michael; brother-in-law Don Brandvold and brother-in-law Dan Baluk.
Born on April 7, 1934, Bill was raised in the north end of Winnipeg where he attended St. Nicholas School and Tech Voc High School and was Quarterback of the Football team. He believed in continuous learning and later completed numerous courses including a Certificate in Business Management and was an active and long-time member of Toastmasters.
Bill retired from Manitoba Hydro in 1992 after a 37-year career working with the Engineering Department and later as a Business Representative in Customer Sales and Service. He spoke very highly of his tenure with the utility and was proud of the many accomplishments and friendships he made during his career.
Bill developed several residential properties. He enjoyed talking to tenants and building relationships. He devoted a lot of time and energy to caring for his properties and was an active member of the Manitoba Home Builders Association, the Apartment Investors Association and later the Professional Property Managers Association.
In 1955, Bill joined the Knights of Columbus as a charter member of the St. Josaphat Council #4138 and was a member of St. Alphonsus Parish for over 50 years.
Bill touched the lives of many. Those who met him admired his passion, positive attitude and love for life. He was full of gratitude and appreciated all life had to offer. Bill loved meeting friends for coffee and talking about sports, politics and staying up on current events.
From a young age Bill lived an active life. He had a love for sports and enjoyed playing hockey, golf, baseball, tennis, football and swimming. He cherished his time spent mentoring, coaching and playing sports with his children and grandchildren. In retirement Bill enjoyed golfing with the Garden City Seniors and running and walking daily to stay fit.
Family was everything to Bill. His greatest source of joy was to be surrounded by his wife, children and his precious grandchildren. They were the light of his life. He was so proud of everyone's accomplishments and supported us in whatever we wanted to do. Bill enjoyed summers at the family cottage near Grand Beach, traveling with friends and family including trips to Florida and Disney World with his children and grandchildren. He also had many wonderful memories spending time with family in Minneapolis and Vancouver. Bill will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Special thanks to our dear friends Nadia and Diane for their loving support and friendship over the years.
A memorial service to celebrate Bill's life will be held on Friday, June 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Korban Funeral Chapel, 907 Main St, Winnipeg.
The family would like to thank the Palliative Care Program and the medical team on 3E at Riverview Health Centre. Special thanks to Dr. Dennis Caners, Dr. Versha Banerji and Nurse Lindsay for the care given to Bill over the years.
In lieu of flowers and in Bill's memory, please consider making a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, 1160-675 McDermot Ave, Wpg MB R3E 0V9 in support of CLL and Lymphoma.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 04, 2022

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • We were extremely sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Bill was as fine a person as one could ever meet. He was a true gentleman...a likeable, kind, courteous and intelligent man who had a warm manner of relating to others. His absence will be felt by all who knew him. We would like to convey our condolences to his wife Ethel, children, John and Nancy and their families. May the memories of this fine caring man provide a lasting comfort and guidance. - Posted by: Margaret and Ivan Bilash (relative) on: Jun 08, 2022

  • Ethel, I am sorry to hear about Bill’s passing and wish that I was at work to help you through this difficult time. Remember to take time for self care and rely on your friends and family when you need to. - Posted by: Dena Fabian (Friend ) on: Jun 04, 2022

  • Our sincere condolences to Ethel and Nancy and John and their families. Many years have passed since we first met at B E Glavin, VG Junior High, KE or VG Community Club. Unfortunately as years passed meeting became less frequent but memories of bygone times remain very fresh. John was always very amicable and took time to inquire and converse. May he rest in peace! We hope that fond memories will sustain his loved ones in these difficult times. - Posted by: Len and Vicki Lazaruk (Valley Gardens Community) on: Jun 04, 2022

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