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John Bill William Kidd

September 3, 1944 - March 14, 2022

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John William “Bill” Kidd, 77, of Duncan, British Columbia, died of complications from cancer on March 14, 2022.

Bill was born on September 3, 1944, in Macklin, Saskatchewan to J. Acheson and Florence (Measner) Kidd. Bill started farming at the early age of 12, and purchased his first piece of farmland in the early 1960s. From 1962 to 1964, he played Junior A hockey with the Saskatoon Jr. Quakers.

Bill obtained a diploma in Agriculture in 1964 from the University of Saskatchewan. In 1974-75, he served as a Teaching Assistant with the Department of Anthropology, and later as a Research Assistant conducting a socio-economic impact study, looking at individuals’ evolving relationships with television in Northern Canadian communities. It was there, in the town of Rankin Inlet, NWT (now Nunavut), that Bill met his wife, Pamela Goshorn.

After actively farming for more than 40 years – first in Macklin, Saskatchewan and then in Boggy Creek, Manitoba – Bill and Pam moved to Vancouver Island. There, Bill enjoyed playing hockey and Saturday breakfasts with cherished friends. He also spent much of his time casting lines in search of the next big fish, and investing in new business opportunities.

Bill was a loving father, grandfather and uncle who will be dearly missed, and a loyal friend who was always ready to help. He had a penchant for practical jokes and was an enthusiastic connoisseur of ice cream. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Pam; his son Brendan (Crystal) and their sons Carter and Liam; his daughter Arwen (Joe); his siblings; and many nieces and nephews.

To celebrate Bill’s life, a memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 7, at 2:00 PM at H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre in Duncan, British Columbia. For those who wish to honour his memory, the family requests donations be sent to the Providence Farm therapeutic community (www.providence.bc.ca).

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Richard Dereniwski
Relation: working relationship

We are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing – have great memories of the Kidd family while you lived in Roblin – RIP Bill – comfort to Pam & Family

From: Leonard & Roseanne Funk
Relation: Friend

So sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. Our condolences to you Pam and family. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

From: Shanna Nemetchek
Relation: Friend

Dear Pam, Brendan, Arwen and Family,
We were so sad for all of you to hear of Bill’s passing. Bill was such a kind man. Please know that we are thinking of you all with much love. Our hearts and prayers are with you. We are remembering happy moments spent with your family over the years when you lived in Boggy Creek. Cherish all your happy memories of him.
Deepest sympathy,
Mel & Shanna Nemetchek

From: Ron Boychuk
Relation: Friend

My condolences on Bill’s passing.

Service Schedule

  Memorial Service

Date & Time:
April 7, 2022
Beginning at 2:00pm

Location:
H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre
5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC V9L 6W3

5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC V9L 6W3

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 28, 2022

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The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

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