William Weik

William Weik

Passed on July 7, 2022

December 16, 1923 – July 7, 2022    It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, William, at the age of 98 at the Fisher Branch Personal Care Home.

He leaves to mourn his passing his children Karen (Larry), Debbie (Eric), Glen, Sally (Warren), Ernie (Tracy), grandchildren Nicole (Robert), Rachelle (Keith), Deni, Willie (Amor), Stacey (Jason), Jen, Mike (Mel), Brooke (Chris), Leif, Kristin, Amy, Jordan, Keith (Emily) and Kayla (Blair). Great grandchildren Nigel, Theo, Taylor, Dakota, Jayden, Macy, Arianna, Ava and Molly. He also leaves his sister Lee and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife Erica, sons Bob and Don, brother Charlie and sisters Margret, Elsie and Kay.

Dad was born on Dec.16,1923 and the first years of his life were spent on the family homestead in Rosenburg. In 1929 the family moved to the Homer district. It was here that Dad grew up and worked along side his parents and siblings.

In 1948 he married Erica and together they took over the farm from his parents who retired to Arborg. As they began their family together Dad would work in the bush cutting lumber in the winters and work clearing land in the summers. Over the years they were able to purchase more land as it became available and build up their mixed farming operation.

Dad was active in the local community serving on the local school board as well as the red cross.

In 1996 Dad sold the farm to Glen and Ernie and he “retired”. For the first few years of his retirement Dad filled his days driving tractor when needed during seeding and combine at harvest, going to town to pick up parts and helping repair equipment when it broke down. Eventually he began to slow down and take a more supervisory role but was always available to provide a hand or advice when needed.

In 2009 Dad and Mom made the move from the farm to the Assisted Living Facility in Arborg where they spent their remaining days. Dad greatest joy in his later years came from trips back to the farm to check the crops. He took immense pride in knowing that the farm he and Mom had worked so hard to establish was being carried forward, first by his sons and then by his grandson. Although at first a little skeptical of the changes to his long time home, he couldn’t stop smiling when he saw the finished product, knowing that Keith and Emily had made it their own.

Another thing that would always bring a smile to Dads face was his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was always thrilled to see them and even just hearing news of what they were doing brought him joy.

A heartfelt thank you to the staff and the management at the Assisted Living for their “above and beyond” care for Dad and to his homecare team who cared for him with respect, dignity and compassion.

Dad had a long and full life and it was only during the last few months that he spent first in the Arborg Hospital and the in the Fisher Branch Personal Care Home.

The family would like to thank Dr. Donnelly and the nurses at the Arborg Hospital as well as the staff at the Fisher Branch Personal Care Home for their exceptional care while Dad was with them.

As was his wish, cremation will take place and a private interment will take place at the Homer cemetery.


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