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William Woikin

November 8, 1940 - January 25, 2020


William (Bill) Woikin

November 8, 1940 – January 25, 2020

William (Bill) Woikin passed over Saturday, January 25, 2020 with Joan and Tricia at his side.

Bill’s passion in life was entertaining. His guitar was often heard on Baker Street, or making music with his “Countrymen Band”. His dream was to be the next Hank Williams, country music being his love.

Bill organized the Special Olympics Fundraiser Concerts in the Park with his late son Ryan. Ryan was his best friend and they could often be found playing snooker at the Legion, one year playing over 1000 games!

Bill volunteered in many local activities and especially enjoyed hosting his weekly radio program “Pure Country” on Kootenay Co Op Radio for twenty years.


Bill retired from 22 years of work on the Kootenay Lake Ferries, as well as working previous jobs in construction.  In his younger years, Bill also worked a variety of jobs around the province which allowed him to indulge in his love of playing competitive softball.


Family was very important to Bill.  He leaves behind his wife of 48 years, Joan, as well as
daughter Tricia (with Dwayne) and his two favourite grandchildren, Jack and Lily, sister Mary (Doug) and family, sister in law Verna, Ken, Wanda and family as well as extended family. He was predeceased by his son and buddy, Ryan, brother John and his parents, John and Nellie.

A Celebration of Life is planned for the summer of 2020. If you choose, donations in Bill’s memory would be appreciated to Special Olympics (https://specialolympics.ca/british-columbia/communities/nelson_)



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Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Gail Jameson
Relation: Friend

So sorry to see you go Bill. Ryan is looking forward to seeing you again so you can play pool. Gordie is waiting to play in the countryman band again. Rock heaven My thoughts and prayers are with Joan and Trisha.

From: Natalie Petersen
Relation: knowing him from around Nelson

My condolences to Joan and family.

From: Ken and Wanda
Relation: family

Miss you, Uncle Bill…….

From: Colleen and Robin

Our hearts goes out to the family.. Nelson lost an amazing man. He was such a caring giving person.. loved his music….

From: Gail Richards
Relation: Friend

Rest in Peace Bill your music will be missed. I’m sure my husband Jim will join you and Ryan in a game of pool , My sincere condolences to the family .

From: Leah Gray

Joan and Tricia:
I was sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was well known in Nelson and certainly made an impression. Blessings to both of you. Leah Gray

From: Christine McCandish
Relation: acquaintance

Warm hug to Joan and condolences to the family

From: Marcia and Don Wilson
Relation: Acquaintance

We loved all your jokes and humorous stories at the Parkinson’s meetings. So happy to get to know you and Joan. You made the reality of our lives less burdensome with your lively spirit. Hugs to Joan and the family.

Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life planned for the summer of 2020.

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If you choose, donations in Bill’s memory would be appreciated to Special Olympics (https://specialolympics.ca/british-columbia/communities/nelson_)

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