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William  Riddell

William Warren "Bill" Riddell

Saturday, January 9th, 2021
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Obituary

With sadness in our hearts, we announce the passing of William (Bill) Warren Riddell. Bill was born on July 10, 1947. He passed away in his home on January 9, at age 73.

Bill will be incredibly missed by his wife of 47 years, Brenda, children Michael and Scott (Jennifer). He was a proud grandpa to Finlay, Chloe, Liam, Piper and will also be dearly missed by Piper’s mom, Kara. He will be lovingly remembered by his Loewen family, Gerald and Carolyn, Len and Linda, Lori and Gerry, his nieces and nephews, and his mother-in-law Kathy.

Bill was predeceased by his parents, Charlie and Kay.
Bill grew up in Warren, Manitoba as an avid hockey player, music lover, sports enthusiast, and outdoorsman. He carried those passions into his adult life where he coached hockey and soccer teams for both of his boys. He also volunteered on school band trips.

Bill met Brenda at the University of Winnipeg where he was working on his Bachelor of Science degree. The two made stops in Riverton and Killarney before settling in Gimli where he resided for 40 plus years until his passing.

Bill loved nature, wildlife, country music and road trips in the family car that took him as far as Prince Edward Island, Vancouver Island, and Mexico. Bill was an avid reader and had a curiosity for knowledge that provoked engaging conversations on almost any topic.

Bill spent his life in a variety of occupations. The one that brought him the most joy was his passionate work as a paramedic.

In retirement, Bill continued to do the things he loved - riding his motorcycle, visiting Hecla Island, watching spaghetti westerns and telling stories with his family.

Bill will be remembered by those closest to him as a gentle soul, a devoted father, quiet and calm, and with well-timed one-liners. He was always very caring, supportive, and genuine in his desire to pass on knowledge to the younger generations around him.

In later years, Bill was faced with a number of health challenges but always vowed to “keep on truckin’” and, when asked how he was, would reply, “I am!”

A private family celebration of life will take place when we can gather safely again. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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Colleen Olafson

Posted at 08:06pm
Brenda, Scott, Michael and family -- I'm thinking of you at this difficult time and sending my sincere condolences. I remember when you and Bill were dating so many years ago. The photos here really captured Bill's story and I enjoyed seeing your family.
With hugs, Colleen Olafson
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Marion Korolyk

Posted at 02:46pm
Bill was a kind and gentle person, a friend for 47 years. He enjoyed a visit and conversation and a funny story. Bill and Brenda, Gerald and I enjoyed many happy adventures together: fishing at Beaver Creek, celebrating the Harvest Moon or just getting together for a cup of coffee. He will be truly missed. My deepest condolences to Brenda, Michael and Scott and their families. Marion
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Posted at 02:04pm
A tree seems the right way to honour you Bill. Tall and strong, quiet and dignified. Your legacy will last for a very long time. Len and Linda xoxox
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