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Born: Dec 15, 1935

Date of Passing: Dec 21, 2022

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December 15, 1935 - December 21, 2022

After a month of tender care by the staff on 4H at Health Sciences Centre and the 5th floor Dialysis Unit, Bill passed away peacefully, leaving his second wife Geraldine, sons, Ross Allen, Mark Charles (London, UK), David Russell (Toronto), sister Betty Avery (Marco Island), niece Donna (Tom) Keegin and daughters Mackenzie and Elizabeth, and nephew Brian (Katherine) Avery and sons Will and Connor (Minnesota).
Bill was born in Winnipeg. For the first five years the family lived in West Kildonan, but upon the passing of his father Albert, Bill, his mother Louise and older sister Betty, moved to a home on Maryland Street. He began school at John M. King, followed by General Wolfe, Daniel MacIntyre and the University of Manitoba where he studied accounting, eventually to receive his IRA, CPA, and CMA designations.
Bill set school and provincial records for short distance running, played and coached basketball, and remained a proud alumnus of the DMCI "Maroons" football team who still gather for lunch monthly.
During his career Bill worked for FHB Black & Co., TransAir Ltd., Paterson Waugh Insurance, and for many years as comptroller of the Winnipeg School Division No. 1. In his spare time, Bill coached soccer at River Heights Community Club, was auditor for the Manitoba Japanese Association, and served on the board of Knowles Centre.
Always attentive to his mother Louise, many holidays were spent escorting her to visit Betty (Ralph) in St. Paul and Park Rapids, Minnesota, and later Marco Island, Florida. A highlight of their travels was their trip to England in 1982, when Louise was reunited with her brother Sid, from whom, having left England and been brought to Canada at age of four, she'd been separated for 70 years.
Bill was an original Jets season ticket holder, and he also enjoyed spending Saturday mornings golfing at Kildonan Golf Club. When he and Gerry married, he joined her with seasons tickets to the Bombers, WSO and RMTC. They golfed together in Manitoba, Minnesota, and Marco Island.
Together, Gerry and Bill travelled throughout the world, allowing him to finally meet his cousins in Australia, England and New Zealand. While two months of many winters were spent at their rented condo on Marco Island, they eventually chose Victoria, BC where Bill could receive dialysis. With many friends having relocated there, Bill and Gerry enjoyed a vibrant social life until covid forced them to stay in Winnipeg.
Cremation has occurred and a family interment will be held in the spring, followed by a reception to honour Bill.
Donations may be made to Diabetes MB, Health Sciences Centre, or a charity of your choice.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 28, 2023

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • My condolences to you and your family Gerry. He will be missed. - Posted by: Raymond Kindrat (Acquaintance from the WinNtrak Model Railway Group) on: Jan 31, 2023

  • Bill was one of the regular coffee group contributors in the Grant Park McDonalds. I enjoyed getting to know Bill throughout his many visits. He spoke highly of his family and their adventures. May you all gain comfort in your memories of great times spent with Bill. - Posted by: Linda Blair (acquaintance) on: Jan 28, 2023

  • My deepest sympathy to you Geraldine and Bill's children and extended family. I knew Bill because my older brother, Edward Jamieson, and Bill were good friends during their DMCI school days. Years later we would see each other at Safeway and have a brief visit, catching up, when he was taking his Mother for groceries and I, too, taking my Mother for groceries. He was a very nice man. Rest in Peace, Bill. - Posted by: Diane Miller (Jamieson) (Aquaintance) on: Jan 28, 2023

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