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WILLIAM GEORGE ROBB (published on August 15, 2009)



WILLIAM GEORGE ROBB Peacefully, on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at the Portage District General Hospital, with family at his side, William George Robb of Portage la Prairie, beloved husband of the late Beatrice Robb, passed away at the age of 84 years. Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the Omega Funeral Home on Monday, August 17, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Don Lee officiating. Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery. William was born on October 14, 1924 in St. Boniface, Manitoba, son of Jack and Edith Robb. He was raised and received his education in the Harcus and Leifur Districts of Manitoba. He proudly served overseas in the Second World War, and was wounded while serving in Italy. He continued to serve until the end of the war. He returned to the family farm and later started his own farm in the Leifur Area. He married Beatrice Shotbolt on October 7, 1950 and together they had five children. He farmed and fished commercially with his brother John. He retired with Beatrice to Portage in 1999. William was very family and community orientated, as well as a very strong role model to his children and grandchildren. He loved to garden, fish, dance, and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Langruth Branch. Predeceased by his wife Beatrice, daughter Gail, sister May, he leaves to continue his legacy his children, Sylvia (Richard), Carol Lee (Donnie), Jim (Lisa), Dennis (Brenda); 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and his special friend Myrtle. Also surviving is one brother John (Bernice), many nieces, nephews and in-laws. Friends may call at the funeral home for visitation prior to the service. Should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in William's name to a charity of your choice. A tribute DVD in memory of William will be produced by the Omega Funeral Home, condolences may be sent to the family c/o Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Road South, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 1T8 or friends may leave a message of sympathy on our web site www.omegafuneralhome.com Dedicated to those we serve .


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