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Born: May 17, 1931

Date of Passing: Nov 29, 2022

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May 17, 1931 – November 29, 2022

With deep sadness, the family of Bill McMahon announces his passing just 35 days after his wife, Beatrice.
Bill was born, raised, and lived in Teulon, Manitoba his entire life. He was the eighth of nine siblings born to Alex and Edith. Dad helped his father build The Corner Pine in 1948 and worked at the business for several years. In 1957, Dad married Beatrice Sanderson and they had four daughters. They purchased the business in 1970, renamed it Bill & Bea's Variety Store and upgraded to a new building in 1975. Dad enjoyed the daily BS sessions with the morning coffee crew. His favourite food was vanilla soft ice-cream and he took great pride in how his ice cream tasted, testing it frequently throughout the day. His ice cream was well-known throughout the Interlake and beyond! Dad and Mom retired in 2005 and were set to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this December 7.
Dad drove a school-bus for 29 years, and his hobbies included tinkering, hunting, woodworking, gardening, and spending hours at his hobby farm, but his favourite hobby was a good nap. Dad was handy and spent many hours fixing things, often accompanied by much colourful language. He was the best pack rat and loved a good bargain. Dad and Mom enjoyed harness racing, and they spent several years training and watching their own horses race at Assiniboia Downs and summer fairs throughout Manitoba. A voracious reader, Dad's vast knowledge far exceeded his 7th grade education. His quick wit and cheeky humour, which weren't always politically correct, were characteristic of his positive outlook.
Dad and Mom enjoyed some international travel, the highlight being their trip to Ireland. When Dad could no longer manage at home, he moved to Goodwin Lodge where he received wonderful care.
Bill will be greatly missed by his four daughters, Kathy Siatecki, Donna (Chuck) Stock, Melody (Darrell) Hawryluk and Crystal McMahon (Todd Campbell), grandchildren, Todd, Samantha, Kyla (Yiyang), Sharlene, Shannon, Megan (Luke), Michael (Krista), Brittany, and their families, sisters-in-law, Shirley, Esther, Denise, Bernice, Eileen and brothers-in-law, Art and Abe and their families, plus many nieces and nephews and cousins.
A private family service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Goodwin Lodge or Teulon Community Health Foundation.

Ken Loehmer Funeral Services

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 10, 2022

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Our condolences to the McMahon family on the passing of your Mom & now your Dad, especially so close together! We often stopped at Bill & Bea's for a meal enroute home from the city: delicious, very reasonably priced food including their take out chicken & ice cream! I remember Melody sharing the stories of how she & her sister were left to man the store while her Mom & Dad were at the track! As I drove to Wpg on Hwy 17, I'd often see Bill out feeding & checking up on his horses at the little barn yard site north of Teulon. Our thoughts & prayers go out to you all, especially with Christmas being in a couple of weeks. May you know the love, joy, COMFORT & PEACE from Jesus, the PRINCE OF PEACE & Emmanuel, God with us, during this Advent season. With our love, prayers & condolences, Jeff & Cindy Plett - Posted by: Jeff & Cindy Plett (Cindy was a co-worker of Melody's) on: Dec 10, 2022

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