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Born: Nov 17, 1943

Date of Passing: Jan 04, 2020

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November 17, 1943 - January 4, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, brother, uncle and friend.
Bill will be deeply missed by his wife of 41 years, Sandra (Batten); brother and sister-in-law Peter and Joyce Hawryluk; sister Betty Zarney; mother-in-law Alice Batten; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Allan and Gleness Batten; brother-in-law Kelvin Batten; as well as nieces and nephews and their families.
He was predeceased by his parents; brother-in-law Bill Zarney; and father-in-law Graham Batten.
Bill enjoyed golfing Saturdays at River Oaks Golf Course with his friends, Brad, Brian and Donnie; and also working at the golf course on Sundays. He bowled in a league on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at Dakota Bowling Lanes, attended Saturday afternoon meat draws and Dart Night on Thursday evenings at the Osborne Legion. At the time of his passing, he was enjoying his part time job as a driver for Piston Ring.
Special thank you to Linda, ambulance attendants, Unit 24, Dr. Thompson and staff at the St. Boniface Hospital, Mr. Ken Goertzen at Desjardins Funeral Home for his assistance, neighbours, friends, and relatives for their visits, phone calls, and food.
As per Bill's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Family and friends may sign a
book of condolence at

Desjardins Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 11, 2020

Condolences & Memories (18 entries)

  • Dear Sandra , I’m so sorry for your sudden loss. - Posted by: Sandra Sigurdson (Bowling buddy) on: Jan 27, 2020

  • Our deepest condolences to Sandra & family. May you all find comfort in your memories of Bill. Tim & Joan Connell, Aunt Jean & Todd Zilkie - Posted by: Tim Connell (Relatives) on: Jan 15, 2020

  • So sorry for your loss Sandy. We'll miss him at our BingoBowl events and Big Game banquets. Bill always had a story to tell which would make us chuckle. He'll be greatly missed. - Posted by: Walter & Donna (Friends ) on: Jan 15, 2020

  • Sandra, I am saddened at Bill's passing. Will always remember the fun times at the bowling lanes with you and Bill. And the golfing games with Bill. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. - Posted by: Tony Savard (Friend) on: Jan 13, 2020

  • My deepest condolences to the Hawryluk family on the passing of Bill. I worked with Bill at Piston Ring for the last 5 years and will miss him very much. Words cannot express how I or my colleagues at work are feeling at this moment. He will be sorely missed. RIP my friend. - Posted by: bill tataryn (co-worker) on: Jan 13, 2020

  • I met Bill & Sandra through a Dakota Bowling league, about 30 years ago and have been good friends ever since. We have bowled together, attended many Fall Suppers together and other outings. They were always fun to be with. Your bowling friends are trying to look after Sandra for Bill. Rest in Peace Bill. You will be missed by all! Lorna Miner (longtime friend) - Posted by: Lorna (Long time friend of Bill & Sandra) on: Jan 13, 2020

  • Sandra..Marc and I are so sorry to hear of his Passing..we had so much fun bowling with him for 10 year's+..we always looked forward to Tuesday night's to hear the stories of what he did that week...we were Just thinking about calling him, thought we might start bowling again..he loved Marc's bowling Ball And Loved using Marc started to bring both ball's with for Bill And one for himself. we always thought of both fondly..he will be missed,gone but not forgotten Rose-Anne and Marc - Posted by: Rose-Anne and Marc Laplume (Bowling buddies) on: Jan 12, 2020

  • Sandy so sorry to hear about the passing of Bill. We spent many years bowling with you guys at Dakota lanes and Bill was a great guy and friend to all of us. Michelle and Steve Dewald - Posted by: Michelle & Steve Dewald (Friend) on: Jan 12, 2020

  • Sandy; I was saddened to hear of Bill's passing; I often think about you and the fun times we had bowling in the "old days". My heart goes out to you at this time. - Posted by: Karen Genthon (friend) on: Jan 11, 2020

  • Sandy, So sorry for your loss, he will be missed. - Posted by: Ve Hallett (ACQUAINTANCE ) on: Jan 11, 2020

  • Bill was a great guy enjoyed our conversations at Dakota Lanes about how the bowling was that night. Our deepest sympathy to his wife Sandra and family. He will be missed. - Posted by: Grant and Barb Szpak (Friend) on: Jan 11, 2020

  • Sandy; I am shocked & saddened at Bill's passing. I remember many fun bowling nites with both of you in the "old days". My heart goes out to you. - Posted by: Karen Genthon (friend) on: Jan 11, 2020

  • Sandy our sincere condolences. Bill will be sorely missed. GolfandRiver Oaks will neverbe the same. Most likely "a lot quieter". Bill loved to talk! Bill always had a story to tell and could relate to everyone on the Tee Box. Bill was the favorite Marshall and Starter at the course. Sandy,you are in our thoughts and prayers. Heaven just got a little bit more lively! R.I.P. Bill. - Posted by: Brian LaBelle (Friend and Golf Buddy) on: Jan 11, 2020

  • I'm sorry to hear of Bill's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Louise Verhaeghe (Friend) on: Jan 11, 2020

  • I had the pleasure of bowling with Bill he was always joking and having fun and was enjoyable to be around. My sons would often come to bowling and Bill was always talking with them and bringing things to show them. Bill was a real great man and I feel fortunate to have known him. Our deepest condolences, Jim Turner, Samuel Turner - Posted by: Jim Turner (friend) on: Jan 11, 2020

  • Sandra (Sandy) on behalf of the Manitoba Big Game Trophy Assoc. our sincerest and heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the sudden passing of your husband Bill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most trying time. Jerry Hayduk on behalf of Barry Sadlowski, Rick Kirkpatrick, Perry Snedden, Larry Neault and all the rest of the members. - Posted by: Manitoba Big Game Trophy Assoc. Members (Friend(s)) on: Jan 11, 2020

  • I was shocked & saddened by Bill's passing. My sincere condolences to Sandra & her family. I met Bill & Sandy through bowling a great many years ago & we became instant friends. Even though I moved to Vernon, BC in 2003, we stayed in contact via email. We got in the odd visit when I got back to Winnipeg. We all lost a great friend. - Posted by: Alex (Sandy) Stratton (Friend) on: Jan 11, 2020

  • Sandy, my sincere condolences on Bill's passing. I will miss his sense of humour, his stories about doing the things he loved which included family, darts, golf and animals. Bill enjoyed giving dogs at Piston Ring customer sites a treat. He also liked talking about going to different venues with you for "Fall Suppers". He also enjoyed talking about his sport activities and winning at bowling, darts and the legion meat draws. He was a pleasure to work with as he always had a positive attitude and he enjoyed bringing a smile to everyone's face. We will miss him at Piston Ring. - Posted by: Brad Lowe (Co worker) on: Jan 11, 2020

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