William “Bill” John McMahon
Passed on November 29, 2022
May 17, 1931 – November 29, 2022 With deep sadness, the family of Bill McMahon announces his passing just 35 days after his wife, Beatrice.
Bill was born, raised, and lived in Teulon, Manitoba his entire life. He was the 8th of 9 siblings born to Alex and Edith. Dad helped his father build The Corner Pine in 1948 and worked at the business for several years. In 1957, Dad married Beatrice Sanderson and they had four daughters. They purchased the business in 1970, renamed it Bill & Bea’s Variety Store and upgraded to a new building in 1975. Dad enjoyed the daily BS sessions with the morning coffee crew. His favorite food was vanilla soft ice-cream and he took great pride in how his ice cream tasted, testing it frequently throughout the day. His ice cream was well-known throughout the Interlake and beyond! Dad and Mom retired in 2005 and were set to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this December 7th.
Dad drove a school-bus for 29 years, and his hobbies included tinkering, hunting, woodworking, gardening, and spending hours at his hobby farm, but his favorite hobby was a good nap. Dad was handy and spent many hours fixing things, often accompanied by much colourful language. He was the best pack rat and loved a good bargain. Dad and Mom enjoyed harness racing, and they spent several years training and watching their own horses race at Assiniboia Downs and summer fairs throughout Manitoba. A voracious reader, Dad’s vast knowledge far exceeded his 7th grade education. His quick wit and cheeky humour, which weren’t always politically correct, were characteristic of his positive outlook.
Dad and Mom enjoyed some international travel, the highlight being their trip to Ireland. When Dad could no longer manage at home, he moved to Goodwin Lodge where he received wonderful care.
Bill will be greatly missed by his four daughters Kathy Siatecki, Donna (Chuck) Stock, Melody (Darrell) Hawryluk and Crystal McMahon (Todd Campbell), grandchildren Todd, Samantha, Kyla (Yiyang), Sharlene, Shannon, Megan (Luke), Michael (Krista), Brittany, and their families, sisters-in-law Shirley, Esther, Denise, Bernice, Eileen and brothers-in-law Art and Abe and their families, plus many nieces and nephews and cousins. A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Goodwin Lodge or Teulon Community Health Foundation.
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