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William "Bill" Edgar Haskins

February 23, 1926 ~ July 9, 2018 (age 92)

William (Bill) Edger Haskins, born Feb 23, 1926 at the Haskins farm near Rose Valley, SK to Edgar and Ivy (Hunt) Haskins.  Bill was the eldest of 4 children.  Bill had 3 sisters – Mary Eva and Gladys.  Bill loved the farm.

Bill married Mary Wence in 1949.  They had 2 children – Edgar (Ed) and Vivian.

Bill farmed and worked off the farm also – he became an elevator agent for Pioneer Grain but had to give that up because of allergies.  Bill was very mechanically inclined and became a Journeyman Auto Mechanic.  He gave up farming and worked as a mechanic.

In 1976 Bill moved to Penticton, B.C. with his second wife Elvira Halvorson, where he worked at a Winnebago dealership until he retired.  He moved back to Humboldt, SK in 2001 to be closer to family and to enjoy small town living again.

After retirement he worked at many odd jobs to keep busy.  He enjoyed wood working and playing cards, and fishing in his spare time.  While living in Humboldt he was a regular at coffee row.

Bill tried to enjoy each day, and always said that every day was a gift, he stayed active and engaged.

Bill moved to Bethany Village in Middle Lake in 2016, and then to Quill Plains Centennial Lodge in Watson, SK in 2017.  He enjoyed the staff and living at Centennial Lodge-he loved to tease and the teasing he got in return.  He enjoyed life in Centennial Lodge until he passed away July 9, 2018.

Bill was predeceased by hi father and mother, sisters Eva and Gladys, first wife Mary and second wife Elvira.  Bill leaves to mourn his sister Mary Haskins, his son Ed (Debbie), grandchildren Dawn (Dwane) Stauffer, Jody (Shane) Stockwood, Chris (Andrea), Nicole (Craig) Witcher, daughter Vivian (John) McWillie, grandchildren Kristen McWillie (Warren Dudar), Greg (Melissa) McWillie, great grandchildren Alyson, Rachael, Wade, and Grady Stauffer, Brett, Kelly Kendal and Cori Stockwood, Kelia and Gabrielle Haskins, Kandence, Locklan, and Emmerick Witcher, Ivy and Nickson Dudar-McWillie, Layla nd Ella McWillie .

Bill will be greatly missed by family and friends.

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