William (Bill) Einar Magnusson
It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of William (Bill) Einar Magnusson on Dec.18, 2020 at the age of 55.
Bill leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife Lillian (nee Leclerc); 2 daughters Misty (Brad) and Jennifer (Tim); 8 grandchildren Brook (Derrick), Madison, Bailey, Randy, Allie, Jade, Mason, and Kolten; along with 2 great granddaughters Pipper and Quinn, also left to mourn him is his big brother David (Doris); his sisters Kristine, Susan (Jim), Lillian (Chris) and numerous nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Bill was predeceased by his loving parents Julia and Magnus Magnusson; his son David; his brother-in-law Keith and nephew Brian; his father-in-law and mother-in-law Albert and Adiline Leclerc.
Bill was born in Selkirk, MB on Feb. 3 /1965 where he grew up and attended school. Growing up dad made lots of friends who remained in contact with until his passing. At a young age dad alway had jobs. He delivered papers in the Selkirk area. In his teen years his parents moved to Spruce Grove, AB where he also went to school and had a job at a gas station pumping gas and changing tires until they moved back to there home town Selkirk where he started driving taxi for the family business Will's Taxi.
Bill then decided to get his class 1A and got a job driving trucks for Dave Horbas out of Libau doing gravel and winter roads in Northern Manitoba and Northern Ontario thats when his girlfriend Lillian at the time started to travel with him and he taught her how to drive the big trucks they then went on to Lillian get her class 1A and on the highway they went Driving team at various companies.
Dad and mom drove the last 11 years for Penner International out of Steinbach, MB for the remainder of his life.
As the years went on dad turned into Grandpa. When his first granddaughter Brook was born he was in such awe over his (little Brookster) he couldn't get enough of her. Eventually more precious grandchildren were born and dad loved everyone of them. Family was very important to him. Dad cherished every moment he got to spend with family whether it was visiting at the family home or on vacations, camping, fishing, birthdays or holidays. He loved spending time and phone calls with us all. If dad was looking to add something new to the family home he always made sure that the whole family would be able to enjoy it. In the last years dad looked forward to our annual pig roasts with all friends and family and our fishing trips to the Lake. And to take his family in his clasic convertible for a ride or go to the beach for a picnic.
Dad was a huge classic car enthusiasts and loved going to car shows, showing his cars and meeting new and old friends year after year .
Dad (Bill) was a very selfless, loving, caring and giving man. He didn't like seeing anyone go without and would do what he could to help.
Due to the restrictions a service and celebration of life will be held at a later date when we all can be together.
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