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Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

429 2nd Street South, Kenora, ON

OBITUARY

William Kinger

July 27, 1954June 9, 2020

William A. Kinger July 27, 1954 – June 9, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bill Kinger, a resident of Pinecrest Home. After a thirty year struggle with diabetes, heart and kidney disease, Bill gently closed his eyes to free himself from all his pain.

Bill was born and raised in Keewatin, Ontario to Arlie Kinger (Coulter) and Tony Kinger who predeceased him. He is survived by his wife of thirty seven years, Sylvia Kinger, son Mike Neufeld (Nicole) and daughter Nancy. Bill was grandfather to five beautiful grandchildren, Charlotte and Emily Neufeld, Donovan Neufeld-Cederwall, and Rihanna and Landon Hall.

Bill is also survived by his sister Brenda Richardson (Bill) and brother Donnie Kinger (Angela); nephews Mitch and Lindsay Kinger and Josh Kinger (Lindsay), Clayton Green (Tammy)and Shawn Green (Ashley); Brothers-in-law Vance Boulet (Christine), Dan, Gary (Karen), and Donald (Rose) and mother-in-law, Charlotte Boulet.

Bill attended Keewatin Public School and continued on to Beaver Brae. Bill enjoyed sports. Growing up he played hockey, baseball and later curling. Bill’s biggest love was darts and crib. In 1997 Bill won the Legion Dominion Cribbage singles tournament in Winnipeg and did it again in 1998 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Bill enjoyed camping, hunting moose and partridge, fishing and of course he always had good fishing stories to tell.

Bill was a member of Kenora Branch 12 of the Royal Canadian Legion for 26 years. He was on the executive member for many years and carried the Branch colours with pride. In his spare time Bill enjoyed volunteering at the Legion and for many years at the Kenora Bass International.

I would like to thank all the staff at Pinecrest Home and to Bill’s home buddies Unit 2, for the friends he made and for the loving care from the nursing staff, physio and activation.

Special thanks to Dr. Wiebe, Dr. Brad Kyle, Dr. Watson, Theo Kuntz and Mike Limerick.

Bill so appreciated the visits from Barry Rose, his weekly crib partner; Abbey Rose for his reminders, for the rides to and from their weekly Tuesday luncheons; Doug Gan for his many trips to Winnipeg for Doctors appointments; Brian Gan for visits and crib games at Pinecrest; the Griffiths family for their many kindnesses so Bill could enjoy his last years on the Winnipeg River where he so much loved to be; Randy McKay for his many McDonald’s coffee visits at Pinecrest; Marty Poirier for cleaning the snow after a heavy snowfall which helped Bill with his shortness of breath; our son Michael for filling the gaps when his dad could no longer manage. These friendships, visits and concern made Bill’s final years special. He never forgot the friendships made throughout his life and the many kindnesses extended.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life and internment will be held once the Covid restrictions are lifted and gatherings are allowed with Pastor Cathy Giroux officiating as Bill requested.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

BROWN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE ENTRUSTED WITH ARRANGEMENTS.

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Denise Neufeld

June 19, 2020

Sylvia, my deepest sympathy to you and all your family. Such struggles Bill had with his health and yet whenever I saw him he was always cheerful and joking about his ailments. He's at peace now but his passing leaves a void for you. You and Bill have always made me so welcome at your place which I've always appreciated. Bill was always giving me advice about one thing or another. Not sure if I ever took any of it but it was enjoyable chatting with him. Think the last thing we discussed was canes! Hopefully happy memories of past times will bring you some comfort in the days ahead.

Herman Phinney

June 14, 2020

Sorry to hear about Bill's passing. My condolences to Brenda and Donnie.

Randy and Marg McKay

June 12, 2020

Randy will miss all the joking, he and Bill shared. Sincere Condolences.
Take Care Marg and Randy

Robert & Linda Freeman

June 11, 2020

Sylvia and family....we send our sincere condolences on Billy's passing. We wish you all comfort at this time as you recall happier times and memories of a life well lived. Billy dealt with many health issues and now his struggles are over. Rest in peace Billy, your smile and happy demeanour will never be forgotten....nor your wit and dart finesse. Happy trails,

Robert WITTMEIER

June 11, 2020

Expressing my sincere condolences to all the family and friends of Bill. We had many heart to heart chats over the years and I will miss those talks. I cherish the pictures he completed for me as well. May you all feel strength in the memories that we share. Retired Chaplain Rob. Wittmeier

Ross Smith

June 11, 2020

I am sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Please accept my condolences.
I played darts with Bill for many years and we always had some laughs.
Prayers to you at this time.

Ken and Charlene Schabler

June 10, 2020

Sylvia and Family so sorry to hear you have lost your soul mate ,Dad and Best Friend.Just seems like yesterday I babysat Bill Brenda and baby Donny.Time flies by so fast and although we did not cross paths often always enjoyed a little chat with Billy May all the memories made and shared bring smiles laughs and even tears as that is how our loved ones remain close to us
Thinking of you all at this sad time
Ken and Charlene

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

William A. Kinger
July 27, 1954 – June 9, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bill Kinger, a resident of Pinecrest Home. After a thirty year struggle with diabetes, heart and kidney disease, Bill gently closed his eyes to free himself from all his pain.

Bill was born and raised in Keewatin, Ontario to Arlie Kinger (Coulter) and Tony Kinger who predeceased him. He is survived by his wife of thirty seven years, Sylvia Kinger, son Mike Neufeld (Nicole) and daughter Nancy. Bill was grandfather to five beautiful grandchildren, Charlotte and Emily Neufeld, Donovan Neufeld-Cederwall, and Rihanna and Landon Hall.

Bill is also survived by his sister Brenda Richardson (Bill) and brother Donnie Kinger (Angela); nephews Mitch and Lindsay Kinger and Josh Kinger (Lindsay), Clayton Green (Tammy)and Shawn Green (Ashley); Brothers-in-law Vance Boulet (Christine), Dan, Gary (Karen), and Donald (Rose) and mother-in-law, Charlotte Boulet.

Bill attended Keewatin Public School and continued on to Beaver Brae. Bill enjoyed sports. Growing up he played hockey, baseball and later curling. Bill’s biggest love was darts and crib. In 1997 Bill won the Legion Dominion Cribbage singles tournament in Winnipeg and did it again in 1998 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Bill enjoyed camping, hunting moose and partridge, fishing and of course he always had good fishing stories to tell.

Bill was a member of Kenora Branch 12 of the Royal Canadian Legion for 26 years. He was on the executive member for many years and carried the Branch colours with pride. In his spare time Bill enjoyed volunteering at the Legion and for many years at the Kenora Bass International.

I would like to thank all the staff at Pinecrest Home and to Bill’s home buddies Unit 2, for the friends he made and for the loving care from the nursing staff, physio and activation.

Special thanks to Dr. Wiebe, Dr. Brad Kyle, Dr. Watson, Theo Kuntz and Mike Limerick.

Bill so appreciated the visits from Barry Rose, his weekly crib partner; Abbey Rose for his reminders, for the rides to and from their weekly Tuesday luncheons; Doug Gan for his many trips to Winnipeg for Doctors appointments; Brian Gan for visits and crib games at Pinecrest; the Griffiths family for their many kindnesses so Bill could enjoy his last years on the Winnipeg River where he so much loved to be; Randy McKay for his many McDonald’s coffee visits at Pinecrest; Marty Poirier for cleaning the snow after a heavy snowfall which helped Bill with his shortness of breath; our son Michael for filling the gaps when his dad could no longer manage. These friendships, visits and concern made Bill’s final years special. He never forgot the friendships made throughout his life and the many kindnesses extended.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life and internment will be held once the Covid restrictions are lifted and gatherings are allowed with Pastor Cathy Giroux officiating as Bill requested.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

BROWN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE ENTRUSTED WITH ARRANGEMENTS.