William (Bill) Henry Vennard

April 12, 1960 – April 20, 2023

With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Bill, Billy or Whiz at his home in Winnipeg, MB at the age of 63.

He is predeceased by his parents Norman and Beatrice and his grandson Jacob.  Left to cherish his memories are, his daughter Melissa (Daniel), son Dylan, grandchildren Liam and Penelope, sister Wendy Bartlett (Ted), brothers Pat (Cheryl), David, sister Donna Kreker (Ernie), numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Bill started his life in Treherne MB and at 10 years old his family settled North of town on the family farm.  He played minor hockey growing up and then played for his beloved team The Treherne Barley Kings.  After High School he became a certified Agricultural Mechanic.  He worked for Metcalfe’s Garage in town and then went on to work with his friends on several pipelines throughout Alberta.  He took some time out to work up North in Gillam MB on a hospital project.  Eventually he settled back in Southern Manitoba.  He lived in Lockport and then made his home in Selkirk where he began to raise his two children while working for Mandak Metal.  Another career change led him to Winnipeg working at Litz Crane but eventually leaving again to work in several gold mines, one in the country of Kazakhstan and in Red Lake, Ontario.  After suffering an injury at work in Red Lake, Bill took an early retirement.  He moved back to Winnipeg and volunteered his time as a Handy Man for Winnipeg Harvest. 

Bill made friends wherever he went.  He had a quick wit and was always saying silly things to make people laugh.  He had an old soul.  He loved old cars, old fashion music, old pictures and he cherished his old friends.

An interment will take place in Treherne, MB on May 27th at 1pm at the Rossendale Cemetery with a celebration of life following at 2pm at the Delahunt Golf Course.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:  Harvest Manitoba 1085 Winnipeg Ave Winnipeg, MB R3E 0S2.

Family and friends are invited to share memories and condolences on Bill’s memorial page by using the comment field below.

10 thoughts on “William (Bill) Henry Vennard

  1. Darlene Mcevoy

    I am so sorry to hear about Bill, as a kid I spent many days at the family farm with my grandparents Bert and Ruby Scammell and aunt Robin. The boys were very busy with the farm chores but that didn’t stop them from taking time out to walk us down to aunt Grace’s for a visit 🙂 Rest in peace Bill.
    Darlene McEvoy and family ( cousin)

  2. Vernon Richards

    Bill was a good friend and a good guy ,rest in peace buddy.

  3. Barbara Hrehorsky

    So sorry to hear about your brother Bill my condolences to the families

  4. Andrea Marginet

    Beautifully written obituary. Condolences to all.

  5. Norm & Lori Durand

    Condolences to the entire Vennard family on the passing of Bill. We remember him well from parties when we were younger. You are all in our thoughts.

  6. Judy and Dave Rea

    Condolences to the Vennard family.

  7. Bill Hird

    Condolences to all of the Vennard Family on the passing of Bill
    He always had great things gs to say & lots of good humor. He will be greatly missed

    • Val krivda

      Fly high an soar with the Eagles — going to be missed with your sense of humour ,an now you can enjoy stompin tom — r.i.p. my dear friend I’ll always cherish our last conversation ♥️

  8. Fraser Hyde

    We were sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a great friend of the family and was always around when we were growing up. He was Billy Whiz to us and could make us laugh hard with his comments and antics. We’ll miss him.

  9. Ian and Maureen Pritchard

    Our sincere sympathy to Bill’s family, Wendy, Pat, David, Donna and their families.

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