William (Bill) John Foster

June 24, 2020


William (Bill) John Foster


October 6, 1937 - June 24, 2020

Dad is once again with his beloved wife Kathy. Growing up we often heard Dad recall his adventure west, as an out of work young man, obtaining a position in a camp in Kitimat B.C. He worked hard made lifelong friends and returned to Winnipeg. He soon took notice of a beautiful young gal across the street from his home on Notre Dame Ave.

He married his love Kathy in the fall of 1960. Together they had 4 children Cyndi (Sangeeta), Doug (Jean), Joanne (Roger) and Maureen (Mike).

Dad worked hard for his family and provided many camping and travel adventures for his children. Dad had a great appreciation for all of creation and we spent every weekend in the summer months camping and canoeing. Bill and Kathy built homes together and travelled throughout their retirement with family and friends, while also enjoying all their grandchildren, Matthew, Julie, Amber, Jared, Ethan, Keira, Raegan, and Mikayla. Grandpa loved all of them even if he mixed up their names.

Dad was always building and fixing things. He loved watching birds, eating raisin pie and ice cream and going out for coffee with Ernie or Davey. He was a gentle soul, who loved us, and we loved him. Thank you, Dad, for being a great Dad. We will miss you but take comfort in knowing you are together with God, full of his light and life, breathing easy, reunited with mom and your family.

Bill is survived by his sisters Vivian (Glen) Mitchell and MaryAnne Hoban (Dennis, deceased).

Thank you, Cyndi and Sangeeta, for the loving care you gave to Dad, it was a great gift to your brother and sisters. We will be forever grateful for all you have done for Mom and Dad at the most tender time in their lives.

A private Funeral Mass and interment presided by Father Stan Gacek will take place with immediate family. There are many family members and friends who would like to be with us and can not because of the current circumstances. Please know we have carried you with us as we lay our dad to rest, you have all had a special place in Dad’s life. So many wonderful memories over his lifetime. We thank you for your warm wishes and prayers, especially the parish family of St. Anne’s Church, Petersfield.

Condolences may be left on his tribute wall at

Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.


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