Generation VI Parent
William Thomas Armishaw Gwen Ella Garnham
b. 1950 - d. 2001 b. 1952
Bill was raised in the Hood District and attended the Hood School and the Portage Collegiate Institute. After completing his education, he started his employment as a farm labourer before becoming a heavy equipment operator.
Bill married Gwen, daughter of Jim Garnham, on July 26, 1974.
Gwen works as a teacher's aide² and Bill worked in construction and farmed the home farm until illness forced him into early retirement.
Bill was a member of the Poplar Bluff Hand Gun Club. He had a keen interest in agriculture and maintained an interest in the farm even after it was rented. He enjoyed the great outdoors, nature and wildlife, hunting and had a great love for animals. People were a very important part of Bill's life. He enjoyed socializing and his long telephone conversations. His greatest joy came from his family, having many children call him "Uncle Bill"¹
Bill is buried in the family plot at Hillside Cemetery.
Tamara (Tammy) Lynn Armishaw, b. 1976
William Joel Armishaw, b. 1980³
¹ This information is from Bill's obituary at www.portagedaily
graphic.com/obits , the website of the The Daily Graphic, Portage La Prairie's daily newspaper, posted Feb. 15, 2001.
² Information submitted by Tom Armishaw, July, 2007
³ Information submitted by Tamara Armishaw, 2006