June 24, 1928 – Dec. 27, 2015
On the afternoon of Dec. 27, Cal passed away peacefully, in his home with his family at his side. He will be fondly remembered by his loving and devoted wife Dorothy, his children Debbie, Sandra (Brian), Cathie (Jerry), Scott (Michelle), and Audrey (David), his brothers Don, Les, and Al, his 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Madge and Clayton and younger sister Elaine.
Cal was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan and raised in Regina. He met his high school sweetheart and the love of his life and started a family. He lived in Winnipeg, Calgary, and Green Lake, before moving to Kamloops.
Music was his life, career, and passion. He got his start in the Regina Boys’ Band and worked for the King Bros. Circus. He joined the R.C.M.P Band. From there he played in the Canadian Military Bands in Winnipeg and Calgary. Cal stayed active in music and continued to arrange and compose. He played his last concert with the Thompson Valley Community Orchestral Society at Kamloops Seniors Village this December.
He loved people, telling stories, playing poker and games, spending time on his computer, reading, and visiting family and friends. Cal and Toots loved to travel and would drive miles and miles across the country to visit or help out where needed. He has been a ‘Friend of Bill’ for 58 years and was a mentor and friend to many.
The family would like to give special thanks to the ambulance attendants, the R.C.M.P., and the coroner who were so kind and supportive. Thank you also to Dr. Montelbetti, Dr. Khoo, the Cancer Clinic, and the staff at Royal Inland Hospital for the excellent care he received over the years.
Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made in lieu to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. There will be no service as per his wishes. Condolences can be expressed online at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kamloops Funeral Home