Jan. 25, 1928 – Nov. 12, 2016
Bill (Wasil) Sheremeta was born on Jan 25, 1928 in Montreal Quebec, the youngest of 5 children. He moved to BC in the 60’s and made the Cariboo his home for the last 24 years. Bill had a military career working as a Marine and as a soldier with the Canadian Army as a Military Police Officer in Afghanistan and parts of the Middle East, North and South Africa, Italy and the Suez Canal on peace keeping missions. He survived being shot at, bombings and land mines in the areas that he was assigned. After breaking his back in judo practice in the army he became a prison guard at B.C. Penitentiary and Matsqui Institution for 25 years.
Bill thoroughly enjoyed his early retirement and had something to do all of the time. He became a beekeeper, had a hobby farm, was an avid hiker, gardener and enjoyed all types of animals (sometimes more than people!).
Bill was a member of the Canadian League of Rights where he met and later married Angela Drescher in 1967.
Bill died suddenly on Nov 12, at home with his daughter present after a short battle of multiple myeloma bone cancer. He retained his good nature and great sense of humor until the end, often cheering up others on his worst days, he never wasted his time feeling sorry for himself and always kept himself busy. He is predeceased by Angela and is survived by his only daughter, Kim Sheremeta.
There will be a memorial service on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 1:00 pm at the 70 Mile Community Hall. Everyone is welcome.