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WILLIAM LESLIE (BILL) HANCOCK (published on January 16, 2010)

WILLIAM LESLIE (BILL) HANCOCK August 11, 1961 - January 13, 2010 On Wednesday, January 13, 2010, Bill Hancock passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 48 years. Bill, the son of M. Shirley E. (nee Aitken) and William Frederick (Bill) Hancock, was born on August 11, 1961 in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. After his father's death in 1968, he moved to Winnipeg with his family where they resided in Fort Garry. He completed Grade 12 at Vincent Massey Collegiate. He subsequently challenged himself with many potential career choices. He completed a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Political Studies at the University of Manitoba. He owned and edited the Wynyard Banner for a period of time. He eventually moved to Humboldt, SK where he met the love of his life, Brenda Chomyk, in 2002 and then moved to Prince Albert to join her shortly thereafter. They married in August, 2003. At the same time, Bill began his most rewarding career at Sunlife Financial (formerly Clarica) which served as a source of pride, personal growth and professional development that he valued tremendously. Bill and Brenda moved to their dream home in Christopher Lake, SK in September, 2009. There Bill loved to read in front of the fire, fuss over the yard, cook and visit with cherished friends and relatives. Bill leaves to mourn his wife, Brenda and her two sons, Shawn and Devin Chomyk; sisters Marguerite (David) Lipchen and Dr. B.J. Hancock; mother-in-law Olga Wojciechowski; brothers-in-law Rod (Diane) and Brian (Cathy) Wojciechowski; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He valued his close friendships with Mitzi and Terry Munro, their daughter Megan and granddaughter Lily; Don and Jacqui Tirschmann, as well as his business partners Warren Harper and Marcel Trudel. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 18, 2010 at Gray's Funeral Chapel, 575 - 28 Street West, Prince Albert, SK with Avonda McKay officiating. Interment will be held at a later date at Thomson in the Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1281 McGillivary Blvd., Winnipeg. MB. In lieu of other tributes, memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, SPCA Building Fund or a Charity of Donor's Choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Gray's Funeral Chapel, Lisa Bos, Funeral Director.

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