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William Sells

William Sells

William Joseph (Bill) Sells, age 98, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at the Gull Lake Special Care Home. The memorial service was held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 1:00pm from St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church in Gull Lake, SK with Fr. Prince Kurisinkal officiating. The pianist for the service was Phyllis McTaggart, Tributes were shared by grandchildren Ian McGregor and Stephanie Sells and cross-bearer was great-grandson Hunter Benjamin. The ushers were Ken Jensen and George Harvey. Honorary Pallbearers were all Bill's grandchildren. The interment service took place at the Gull Lake Cemetery. Bill is lovingly remembered by his children, Gerry Sells, Lynn (Stan) Bozicnik, Ted (Wendy) Sells and Robin (Blake) McGregor. He was a special grandfather to Aimee (Marlen) Stusrud, Mat (Renee) Sells, Beth (Ben Sandy) Sells, Stephanie Sells, Ian (Paula) McGregor, Marni (Walter) McGregor-Adashynski and Shannon (Jeff) Benjamin. A cherished great grandfather to Brett, Rissa, Ally, Lane, Carlie, Caitlin, Hunter-Madison, Gracie, Hunter, Kyla and Landin. He is also survived by his sister Shirley Donaldson and several nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his parents Cady and Gladys Sells, his first wife Maxine (Green), his second wife Carolyn (Tully), his daughter Betty Anne Sells, son Bill Sells, grandson Codi, sisters Louise Holtby and Lucille Sells and daughter-in-law Vivian Sells. Bill grew up in the Bench district, and attended the Bench and Gull Lake Schools. Aside from a few years working at the Tilley Farm in Southern Alberta, Bill lived his life in and around Gull Lake. Bill worked on the farm with his dad and he married Maxine Green and took over the Green family farm, which is 106 years old. He loved working on the farm, tending his crops and animals, which he did until his late eighties. Bill's other passions were dancing, which he enjoyed as often as he could, and visiting with people of all ages and backgrounds especially his family. Bill was a lifetime member of the Gull Lake Elks, member of the Knights of Columbus, member of the Gull Lake Hospital Board, president
of the White Mud Hockey League and a Councillor for the RM of Gull Lake 139 from 1953-1958 and the Reeve from 1959-1962. He truly enjoyed everything that he pursued. Bill will be forever missed by his family and friends. The family wishes to extend sincere thanks for the wonderful care that he received from Dr. Clare Kozroski and the staff at the Gull Lake Special Care Home. Donations in memory of Bill, may be made to the Gull Lake Cemetery or Gull Lake Special Care Centre Auxiliary. Warren's Funeral Home in care of arrangements. For further information please call 306-773-8831 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to the family in our book of condolence.

 
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