After completing Grade 8, Bill was needed on the farm. He began his career at Canadian Pacific Railway, and in 1954, began delivering for Coopers. In 1956, Bill and Kaye began construction on their first and only home. Bill trained as a retail meat cutter in 1960, later becoming meat department manager. After 37 years with Pioneer Co-op, he retired in 1991. He was a church usher for 30 years, and volunteer janitor for 10. He devoted time to Child Evangelism Fellowship. Bill loved to garden, curl, bowl, and watch sports. Bill and Kaye volunteered together at the MCC store every Thursday. After they moved to a condo, Bill was diagnosed with cancer. He mourned 2 great-grandsons. Bill loved playing games and sharing stories with his sons and grandchildren, always offering help and nudging them along God’s path.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.