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William Bill Kalyniuk

October 14, 1923 - September 6, 2013


William (Bill) Kalyniuk passed away peacefully on Friday, September 6th. after a long and vibrant life. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 14th, 1923. He enlisted in the war when he was 17. While fighting in Italy, he sustained a serious leg injury and returned to Winnipeg to convalesce. It was during that time he met his future wife, Doreen. While travelling through Canada to enlist in Vancouver he went through Nelson and vowed he'd return to live there when he returned from the war. So upon marrying, he and Doreen moved to Nelson where they enjoyed a full and happy life. He started his own business, William Kalyniuk Agencies, where he had a long and successful career as a real estate and insurance broker. They raised their three children with everyone enjoying all the outdoor activities which Nelson had to offer. Bill was keen on fishing, boating, camping, hunting, trapping and golfing. He also played bridge and was ferocious at crib!  After retirement, they enjoyed their winters in California and summers in Queen's Bay at the cabin of their best friends, Anne and Glen Yates.
On September 3rd, 2000, Doreen passed away and he was left adrift after a long and happy marriage. However, in just over a year, his life was to become happy and full once again after meeting his future partner, Lee Waddell. She was his joy and they had a wonderful life together for the last 12 years.
William is survived by his children (Greg, Ken and Shannon), grandchildren (Stefan, Krista, Troy, Julia, Derek and Andrea) and great grandson Mohan.
We'll all miss his love of life and we hope that he's winning at crib in heaven (God help all those other crib players!)
Much gratitude to the excellent staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital and Mountain Lakes. Also, a special thanks from our family to Lady Lee for taking such good care of him.


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From: Shirley Manifold
Relation: Sister to Lee Waddell

My dear husband Moose (who is gone now) and I shared many good times with Lee & William. Travelling – many family get togethers – and times around the bridge table. To all of his family – my deepest sympathy. Love Shirley.

From: Laura and Jeff Mackay
Relation: Aunty Lees niece and husband

So sorry for your loss! William will be greatly missed for his sense of humor and enjoyed the many hours playing crib, even managed to win some money off him. Hugs to all!

From: Randy & Aubin Waddell
Relation: Threw Randy's Mom

Shannon & family, Greg & family and Ken & family,please know we are with you in spirit, he sure did grow on us over the years. We have many fun memories of our times with Mom & William, With hugs, Randy & Aubin and our family – Robert, Susan, Logan, Parker & Caelan, Scott, Samantha, Josh, Liam & Cordelia and Jeff & Jackie and Rory! You will be missed William!

From: Pamela
Relation: niece

So sorry for your loss, I will miss Uncle William’s cheerful voice …John, his brother, my dad was also a wicked crib player….I imagine they are together again enjoying a game or two….younger brother Peter also. …. I miss them all very much Hugs to all of you Cousin Pam

From: Maxine Morris
Relation: Lee is special!

The Morris’ family send their condolences. Dave and Maxine have been away – so sorry we were unable to be with you for support!
We are thinking about you and send our love!

From: Katie McIntyre
Relation: neighbour

In the short time I knew him, Bill was always kind, well dressed, and had a smile on his face. He taught me the value of eating raw vegetables and brought me books to read. He will be missed! – Doctor Katie

From: Lynn Branchflower
Relation: He was married to my cousin


Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
September 15, 2013
Beginning at 12:00pm

Senior Citizens Centre
717 Vernon Street
Nelson, BC Canada

A private family interment will take place at Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery Saturday, September 14, 2013 with Rev. Carol Prochaska officating

717 Vernon Street
Nelson, BC Canada


Date & Time:
September 13, 2013
Beginning at 4:00pm

Chapel of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.
613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L2T1

613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L2T1

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Kalein Hospice Centre

Street Address:
402 West Richards Street
Nelson, BC V1L 3K3

Mailing Addresss:
PO Box 266
Nelson, BC V1L 5P9

P: 250-352-3331
E: info@kaleinhospice.org


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