Bill passed away peacefully into the presence of his Lord on January 6, 2005 at the age of 89 years.
He was predeceased by his oldest son Edward Kenneth in 1954, and by two sons-in-law, Vern Cowling in 1973 and Elmer Janzen in 1982. He is survived by his loving family, his wife of 67 years, Hilda and 12 children; Rose Janzen, Roberta (Rudy) Loewen, Lorna (Bev) Clark, Clifford Toews, Hylda Gryba, Bill (Darlene) Toews, Jim (Sandra) Toews, Caroline (Bob) Seeley, Sharon Taevs, Bob (Joy) Toews, Jennifer (Wayne) Gryba and Lynda Toews (Brent Searle). Also survived by 34 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be held at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook road on Tuesday, January 11 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January 12 at 9:30 am in Maclure Road Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 am in Clearbrook MB Church, 2719 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to MCC.
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