June 21, 1926 - November 24, 2019
Funeral Home Wojcik's Funeral Chapel
WILLIAM (BILL) OLIVER
Bill Oliver passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Deer Lodge Centre in Winnipeg on Sunday November 24, 2019 at the age of 93 years.
He was predeceased by his father Roland (1934), mother Lillian (1964), four brothers, and a sister. He is survived by his three daughters, Bev, Patti, Cheryl (Al); son David (Connie); five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Bill was born in Teulon, Manitoba on June 21, 1926 and was raised in Holland, Manitoba where he enjoyed country life with his faithful dog Trixie. He was a proud veteran of the Second World War, enlisting in the RCNVR (Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve) at the young age of 17 after loosing his brother Stanton to the war.
Bill had many careers, working for Manitoba Hydro, opening Jo Jo’s Dairy in Seven Sisters, running the Sears and Oliver Agencies in Pinawa, and finally as Postmaster in Seven Sisters.
Hockey was one of Dad’s passions. He coached the Virden Huskies hockey team in the 1960s. Saturday nights were dedicated to Hockey Night in Canada, and in later years he would always be seen in his Winnipeg Jets gear which he wore proudly.
We all have fond memories of Dad’s home on the Lee River at Thanksgiving, as well as boating and swimming in the summer, and tobogganing in the winter.
A private family gathering was held on Friday, November 29, 2019. A private interment will be held in Brookdale Cemetery, Holland, MB in the spring.
The family would like to thank Deer Lodge Centre for their compassionate, caring treatment of Dad in his final months.
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