Good, William Fraser

William Fraser (Bill) Good passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Souris Personal Care Home on Tuesday December 28, 2021. Bill was predeceased by his wife Deb Good and parents Bill and Helen Good. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his four sons Barry (Laura), Craig (Tanya), Derek (Stephanie), Glenn (Nicole), as well as grandsons Braeden, Josh, Cash and Ryder. He will also be forever missed by his sister Barb (Ken) Falloon numerous nieces and nephews, mother-in-law Betty Fitzpatrick, sisters in law Juanita McNish and Glenda (Lyle) Laird and extended families.

Bill was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on January 6, 1949 to Bill and Helen Good and they spent the first 5 years of Bill’s life on a farm at Pense, Saskatchewan where Bill Sr. was from. The family then purchased a farm at Souris, Manitoba and they left the “Good” country at Pense and headed to “Fraser” country where Bill’s mom Helen was from.  He was raised on the family farm east of Souris, Manitoba with his sister Barb.

Bill farmed most of his life with his dad Bill Sr. and, also drove truck hauling milk and gravel as well as the school bus over the years until health forced him to retire in 2012. After retirement Bill continued to live on the family farm lending a hand to his brother-in-law Ken moving trucks, picking up parts for Craig, giving his grandson Cash rides to school, or any errand any of his sons needed done when called upon. Bill loved all four of his sons equally and unconditionally, and when asked was there to help or support them at the drop of a hat. He also loved his grandsons’ and was their biggest fan, ready to cheer on Braeden and Josh playing hockey or soccer, Cash playing baseball or spending time with his youngest grandson Ryder at Glenn’s place in Saskatchewan.

Unfortunately, in August of 2019 Bill suffered a life changing stroke. It may have changed his life but never changed who he was or his personality, his eye rolls when someone said something, he disagreed with was proof of that. He was limited in communication with a few words, but still had a few swear words in his vocabulary and he knew exactly when to use them. Bill always looked forward to the visits when he was able to in person, or through facetime on the iPad, and always ended with what we called the Bill Good wave. Bill was very fortunate to have a sister who loved him very much. Barb was there for him day in and day out to keep him on his toes and rarely a day went by that she wasn’t there to visit him.

As everyone will know, Bill was also quite fond of the local coffee shop and it was a morning ritual that he enjoyed immensely taking in all the local banter and helping solve the world’s problems. He enjoyed the friends and neighbors that also frequented the coffee shop and the friendly arguing over which make of truck was better Ford, Chevy or Dodge. This was one of the things we know he missed a lot when he could no longer go.

A caring, kind, and supportive father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend, Bill always put everyone’s needs ahead of his own. Bill will be sadly missed by all, but memories of him will last forever.

Due to the Covid -19 restrictions a private service will be held with interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery.  A public celebration of Bill’s life will be held at a later date, notifications will be posted prior to that service. In lieu of flowers, in memory of Bill a donation may be made to the Souris & Glenwood Foundation, Box 518, Souris MB, R0K 2C0.

20 thoughts on “Good, William Fraser”

  1. To the Good family,
    Sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time. Growing up in Souris we lived across the highway from the Good’s and I went to school with Bill.
    Cherish your memories.
    Sincerely,
    Dean and Donna(Kelesnik) Couvier
    Fred and Sharon Kelesnik.

  2. Our sincere sympathies to all of Bill’s family. He will be missed. Rest in peace.
    Ardelle Woods and family

  3. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss… I will remember him fondly, we would sit at Chicken Chef and have coffee, he had quite a sense of humor…..

  4. Our sincere condolences to All of Bill’s Family.
    Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.
    Hold your memories close. They will mean so very much.
    Robert & Marilyn Pearce

  5. To Bill’s Family,
    My deepest sympathy is extended to you all. Since Bill’s stroke life not only changed for him, but for all your family. May he Rest In Peace.

  6. So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Barb, you did a great job of checking in on him – so compassionate! Know that we’re all thinking of you at this sad time.

    The Turner’s at Carroll

  7. So sorry for all of Bill’s family.I miss our Sunday morning breakfasts,but he is now at rest.

  8. To Bill’s family,
    So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Know that we are thinking of you all during this sad time. Although a difficult time, your memories of Bill will sustain you all moving forward. Sincere condolences.

  9. Sending are deepest sympathy to Bill Good family
    from Gilbert, Louise,Jayson Ross and Charles Thompson

  10. Our sincere condolences to Billy’s family. What a lot of great memories we have of our times spent with Billy, starting way back with my Dad renting the farm land to him when we first bought the farm. The years went by as life does from there. Billy was a great man, sincere, kind and had the most special smile. May you be comforted by your memories in the days ahead. God bless you all.

  11. Bill was a great man, loved talking to him as I got older, and still remember all the great childhood memories he provided me with when i was a young boy watching him farm the land. To the Good family sorry for your loss and thoughts are with you in your time of need.

    The Ferguson family

  12. Our sincere sympathy to Bill’s family and know that we are thinking of you all at this difficult time. We had many good times in our milk hauling days. Rest In Peace Bill

  13. So sorry to hear of the death of Bill, he was a great man with a twinkle in his eye. Our condolences go out to the entire Good Family.

    Keith, Denise Paul & Family

  14. Our deepest sympathy to all of the Good family. We have many fond memories of visits with Bill and Deb during our farming years. Rest In Peace Bill.

  15. I extend my deepest sympathies to Bill’s children and grandchildren whom I never knew. I also extend my sincerest condolences to Bill’s sister, Barb, (and her family) as Barb and I were teacher colleagues in Hartney many years ago. May you be comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

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