October 29, 1949 – June 8, 2015
It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Bill: husband, father, grandfather, uncle, son, brother & best friend. Bill fought a valiant fight with cancer but unfortunately succumbed to this terrible disease, with his family by his side. He was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Eva and is survived by his devoted and loving family: his wife Julie, daughters Kara (Jason), Kyla (Chris), and son Shawn (Tara), grandchildren Jakob, Aiden, Emma, Elisha, Shannon, Logan, sister-in-law and husband, Kelly & Dan, nephews Troy (Carlye), Curtis and niece Carissa, his steadfast amazing buddy “Jack” along with many other friends and of course his loyal companions Peg & Sam. Bill liked to cook and put his own “flair” into his creations, he loved the outdoors, music, gardening, fishing, four wheeling and just generally “mucking about” on his property and taking care of his animals. Bill was very non-materialistic, content with what he had and just loved life in general, which is ironic because he used to say “Life’s a Bitch and then you Die!” He was a very kind and caring man who had a real soft spot for his grandchildren. His dry wit and sense of humour will be missed by many. Bill read and retained a lot; you wouldn’t want to challenge him in a game of trivia, especially in the subjects of history and geography.
A Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends on July 25, 2015 4 pm at Bill’s cherished “Ruth Lake” park. Bill’s family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr.’s Geerts and Klopper as well as the hospital staff for the care and support they provided for Bill and his family through this difficult time.
Please consider sparing others’suffering by donating to the BC Cancer Foundation.
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal.
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
Rock on Bill!
100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd.
entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243
Condolences can be sent to the family care of www.100milefuneralservice.com