William Stephen September 10, 1925 - October 28, 2005 Funeral arrangements by Chapel Lawn Funeral Home Suddenly, on October 28, 2005 at the Grace General Hospital, William Alexander (Bill) Stephen, beloved husband of Eleanor, passed away. Bill was born on September 10, 1925, the youngest child of Peter and Emily Stephen. He was raised in Fort Garry and attended General Steele and General Byng Schools. Bill joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1944, following his two older brothers, and served on the H.M.C.S. Haida. After the war, Bill spent a year at United College. In 1949, Bill joined B.F. Goodrich Canada Ltd. where he would later meet Eleanor. Bill retired from B.F. Goodrich in 1983 as a Sales Service Supervisor. Bill enjoyed curling and was an avid sports fan, especially of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He belonged to the Granite Curling Club and the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. He enjoyed many summers at the cottage at Victoria Beach with family and friends, especially after retirement. Bill was proud of his Scottish heritage, making three trips with Eleanor over to Scotland to visit family. Predeceased by his parents, two brothers Don (1944) and Andy (2001), sister Margaret in infancy, his brother-in-law Frank Reith (1995), and sister-in-law Eileen Reith (2002). He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years, Eleanor, his daughter, Scotti of Morden, his son Don, daughter-in-law Cheryl, grandchildren Gordon and Alexandra, all of Ottawa, sisters-in-laws Mae Reith of Vancouver, and Margaret Stephen of Winnipeg, brother-in-law Alex Reith of North Vancouver, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 2 at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens at 1:00 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 2:30 p.m. at Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton Street with Rev. David Murata officiating. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 200 – 6 Donald Street Winnipeg R3L 0K6 or to the DuVal Foundation of Knox United Church 400 Edmonton Street Winnipeg R3B 2M2.
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