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WILLIAM (BILL) STEVEN REES (published on February 11, 2009)

WILLIAM (BILL) STEVEN REES It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our father and grandfather, on February 7, 2009 at St. Boniface Hospital, at the age of 85 years. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth and William; his sisters, Marjorie and Muriel; and his wife Maud. He leaves to mourn his sons, David (Sherry) and Don; and his daughter Darlene; his grandchildren, Scott, Colin and Evan Rees, and Misha and Stefan Warbanski. Bill served in Europe with the 2nd Canadian Survey Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery during the Second World War. He was a 64 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion's Fort Rouge Branch. He served on the branch executive as the sports chairman for many years. He enjoyed a regular game of cribbage, snooker, billiards, and his annual fishing trip with his friends. He loved to curl, spending many Sunday afternoons at the Fort Rouge Curling Club where he passed on the love of the game to his children. Golf was another enjoyable pastime of Bill's and he was very proud of his hole-in-one at Windsor Park Golf Course. Bill retired from a long career with CN Railways in 1984 to care for Maud after her stroke. He was a dedicated partner to her. He will be missed by his family, his neighbours, and his friends from the legion. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the staff of 5A Cardiology, and 4B Medicine for their kindness and care of our father over the past few months. We know he appreciated and enjoyed the attention he received. A special thank you to nurses, Alison, Lisa and Shirley for their compassion on that final day. Thank you as well to the Home Care staff who helped care for Dad, a special thank you to Brian whom Dad always spoke of with fondness. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 12 at 10:00 a.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, with reception to follow. Flowers are gratefully declined, but donations may be made to the St. Boniface Hospital Research Foundation, 409 Tache Ave., Winnipeg, MB R2H 929. Chapel Lawn 885-9715

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