Bill was born Sept 26, 1932, in the Twin Valley area where the family was living prior to their move to Fir Mountain. The family returned to Glentworth in the fall of 1936. Bill attended school in Glentworth and
earned his high school diploma there. Throughout his youth he helped his father in the blacksmith shop and helped with the family chores of raising pigs, chickens, milking cows, delivering milk to the neighbors
and getting the fire going to warm up the church on Sunday mornings. Bill started renting farmland, eventually purchasing his first quarter around 1950. He held many part-time jobs, mostly working in the local
garages. Bill bought grain for Federal Grain and worked for the Wheat Pool in Glentworth and Woodrow. In 1974, he went farming full time. Bill married Anita Buissé on Oct 29, 1960, in Redvers SK. They settled in
Glentworth and in 1965 moved into their newly built home. Bill continued to farm and raise cattle until they sold the farm to Joe and Tracey in 1993. Bill was very active in his community, serving as councillor for
the village of Glentworth from 1977-2000. He did every job requested of him including Fire Chief. He was always there to help to build the rinks or to renovate the church; no job was too big or small. Bill continued
to help on the farm, but he had more time now to travel to visit his children and grandchildren, helping them with all their various projects. In recent years, Bill and Anita retired fully to Assiniboia.
Bill leaves behind his wife Anita of 58 years of marriage; son Paul (Karen), grandchildren Laken, Ashton (Desmond); son Joseph (Tracey), grandchildren Jeremy, Matthew, Jordan (Brianna), Brenna; daughter Anita (Denis) Boisvert, grandsons Devon (Michelle), Landry (Lacy), Corbin (Cassandra); son David (Tracey), grandchildren Maxwell (Chasidy), Isabelle; son Robert (Carol), grandchildren Casie (Garett), Cale (Chanel); great-grandchildren, Makayla, Caira, Liam, Lukas, Brooklyn and Sydney; brother Engelbert (Mary); sister-in-law Mariette Kuffner; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Leon and Ottilie (nee Wagner) Kuffner, brother Philip, sisters Olga, Joanne and Hilda.
Anita and the family wish to thank the staff at Prairie Villa and the Assiniboia Union Hospital for their compassion and care. Special thanks to good friends who were always willing to help in every way. It is greatly appreciated.