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William ("Bill") Mennie

October 13, 1931 - March 30, 2024

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William, “Bill” Mennie
Born in Kimberley, BC October 13th, 1931 – Died in Cranbrook, BC March 30th, 2024
It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of Bill Mennie. At 92 years, our Dad had a good life and was loved by his siblings, children, in-laws, grandchildren and great  plus great great grandchildren. Bill was the second son of James Alexander Mennie and Josephine Pearl (Dakin) Mennie. He was predeceased by his wife Eleanore May (Knapman) Mennie.
Our Dad served his country in the RCAF during the cold war in the 1950’s. Serving in Ontario where he met and married Eleanore. They had four children, William Bruce + Sharon, Christopher Dale + Charlene, Cheryl Anne Silver and Neil Alexander + Sheila.
After he left the Air Force he worked within his family’s logging business and ended up in Golden BC as a log truck driver. After following the logging trade he moved to Vernon. BC where he changed trades and became a millwright/welder fabricator. Living in Vernon and working in Salmon Arm he raised his family from the 1970’s until the early 80’s until he re-kindled his love of trucking.  He became an owner operator trucker and long hauled throughout most of North America. Bill lost his beloved wife Eleanore on March 6th, 1990. Soon afterwards he retired and relocated to Kimberley, BC where he looked after his mother Josephine and her second husband Chuck Williams until their deaths.. He met Anne DeCoss and the two of them had  a great relationship until her passing. He settled in the Lions Manor in Marysville until his own demise.
Dad was a proud member of the Lions Club and Lions Manor Board and worked with the executive to expand, and improve the facility. He spoke often of Noel Oslund and many others from the Manor. He volunteered at the Kimberley Dynamiters hockey games and loved to play golf.
Some of his fondest memories shared before his passing were of his time at the coffee shops with his brother Ian and his nephew Marty. Whenever he could he visited his sister Nora and brother Peter. His youngest sister Claire lives on Vancouver Island and they spoke via the phone as often as possible.
Dad was a good man! He had his flaws and his best traits. Honour and integrity plus a good sense of humour helped him to be the man he was. Our Dad! You will be missed.
A Celebration of Life for Dad will be held on Sunday, June 30, 2024 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Vallyview Lodge, 916 – 307th St., Marysville, BC.   All are welcome.

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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Stuart Mennie
Relation: First Cousin

So sorry to hear of my first cousin Bill passing. I am reminded of the Railroad trips my Family would take from Sicamous to Kimberly in the 50’s . Heading up in the woods with Bill , Peter, Bills dad and my own father to fill a creel with beautiful limits of Rainbow and Brook Trout. My sympathy’s go out to all my family at this time.

From: Robert Silver

To the Mennie Family. I’m sorry for you loss of your
Dad as I always remembered that he was a fair and
caring man.

From: Lynda DeCosse

Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. You’re right, he was a good man!

From: Gene Semenzin
Relation: Friend of family

Condolences to the Mennie family. Was Bill’s roomate at EKGH for a few days and enjoyed our conversations through the curtain. Couple old Crerar street guys recalling old times. He will be missed

From: Darcy Wanuk
Relation: Friend

The finest man I ever knew. A true gentleman in every sense of the word. It was an honour to know him.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
June 30, 2024

Location:
Lions Manor
916 - 307th Avenue
Marysville, BC Canada

916 - 307th Avenue
Marysville, BC Canada

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