Born In: Bellevue, Alberta
Born: August 5th, 1927
Passed on: November 15th, 2012
Bill passed away at Royal Inland Hospital after a brief illness on November 15th, 2012.
He is survived by his wife Marie, daughters Cathy (Russ), Karen and son Michael. He is also survived by his grandchildren Kristin (Troy), Corey, David, Cole, Mitch, Chelsey and great granddaughter, Taylor.
He was born in Bellevue, Alberta and made his home in BC. He worked construction as a pipefitter and industrial gasfitter until ill health forced him into early retirement. For many years he was active in volunteering for the community for a number of causes including Canada Summer Games, Cancer Car and Special Olympics driver. In later life Bill discovered the game of golf and fancied himself an aging Tiger Woods (the golf part). Bill and Marie enjoyed many years of exploring and travelling the world, often with friends.
Bill didn't need a plane to explore and discover new places. He would often hop into his blue and white Ford Ranger in search of another secret fishing hole, or just to see where a road would take him. These trips were the catalyst to some great memories for his children and grandchildren. His truck was so much a part of him that his grandchildren refused to let him sell it to a stranger. This resulted in his first grandchild purchasing the truck for one dollar and promptly christening it "Toby." Currently Toby and David, with Bill's fishing gear, are following new roads to the next great fishing hole.
Special thanks to Dr. Alan Burris and the staff and physicians on 6th South for their excellent care, compassion and support.
A Memorial Service for Bill will be held on Tuesday, November 20th at 10:00am at the Kamloops Funeral Home with Chaplain Mary Widmer officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Kamloops Hospice would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to
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