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Born: Dec 22, 1914

Date of Passing: Jan 21, 2000

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WILLIAM GILBERT HENDERSON William G. Henderson of Dauphin passed away on January 21, 2000. William is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Marguerite; daughter Heather McFayden and husband Les and grandsons, Sean and Ryan of Winnipeg; son Bill and wife Julie and grandsons, Jeffrey and Patrick of The Pas; sister Irene Kerr and husband George of Perth, Ont.; brother-in-law Bert Hubbard of Victoria, B.C.; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Phyllis and Alf Dick of Inverness, Florida, Isobel and Gordon Brown of Calgary, Dell and Doug Persson of Dauphin and Neill and Joyce Beek of Cranbrook, B.C., and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was born in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba on December 22, 1914 and received his elementary and high school education in Dauphin. Bill took great pride in his profession, making many friends during his 55 years in pharmacy. He started in 1929 as a delivery boy for Goodhands Drug Store in Dauphin where he later served a three year apprenticeship. After graduating in 1936 from the University of Manitoba in Pharmacy, he continued with Goodhands until 1950, also serving in the Navy during the Second World War. Bill was then employed as a pharmaceutical sales representative by Eli Ltd. and Charles E. Fross Ltd. and later moved into hospital pharmacy, working in Dauphin and Brandon, retiring in December 1979 as Director of Pharmacy at the Brandon Mental Health Centre. In his early retirement, he provided vacation relief service in Thompson, Portage la Prairie, Minnedosa and Dauphin. Bill was a man of integrity and devoted to providing for his family. To his children, Bill emphasized the importance of education and respect for others, quietly savouring their achievements. In retirement, Bill and Margie returned to Dauphin. Bill was proud to call Dauphin home and took pride in his familys roots in the community. He enjoyed trailering and his many vacation trips with Margie, and in recent years looked forward to friends and activities each winter in Victoria, B.C. He was a life member of the B.P.O. Elks and the Dauphin United Church. A funeral service took place on January 24 at the Dauphin United Church with Rev. Freda Rajotte officiating. Donations in honour of Bills memory may be made to the Building Fund of the Dauphin United Church, 37-3rd Ave., N.W., Dauphin, MB, R7N 1H7.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 25, 2000

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